RODRIC WHITE QUARTET WITH SINGER SIMONE WADDELL:
An evening of jazz piano featuring compositions by Rodric White, music by Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, and Keith Jarrett.
Rodric White … piano
Paul Mitchell Brown … guitar
Peter Kohlhoff … bass
Steve Ley … drums
Special guest: Simone Waddell … vocals
Pianist Rodric White presents an evening of compositions from his two albums ‘New Jazz Directions’ and ‘The Sea Of Tranquility’ plus gems by legendary jazz pianists Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett.
Rodric is delighted to showcase the talents of Paul Mitchell Brown (guitar), Peter Kohlhoff (bass), Steve Ley (drums) and special guest: singer Simone Waddell.
‘Passionate performances of songs associated with the marvelous Billie Holiday made for a great night’s entertainment at Foundry 616. Rodric White’s arrangements allowed the talented six-piece band to display their considerable skills allowing the musicians to entertain and display their skills as soloists and as an ensemble.’
Mark Pigott – Sydney Arts Guide (September 2018)
‘It surprised me to hear him announce a Keith Jarrett number. Even more so when [Rodric] played an extract from the Koln Concert. That took guts …’
John Fenton – NZ Jazz Critic (Australia & Pacific Gigs Review dated 15th September 2015)
‘Rodric White’s latest album on the Newmarket label “The Sea Of Tranquility” shines a bright light on a more than capable composer of memorable melodies, an arranger of uncommon originality and a pianist with an immediately identifiable sound, skill, and style.’
Barry O’Sullivan – ‘A Jazz Hour Across Australia’ (December 2009)
‘The music shouts its strengths for all to hear: engaging original compositions, interesting textural meshes of acoustic and electronic and fine playing from pianist White and a cast including Phil Slater and Dale Barlow.‘
John Shand – Sydney Morning Herald (November 2006)