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SUNDAY 04 MARCH | Galapagos Duck
The legends on tour.
Galapagos Duck, arguably Australia’s best-known jazz band, began in the late 60's
as resident band at the emerging Jazz night club 'The Basement' near Circular Quay,
and played an integral part in the iconic Club's foundation and success.
John Conley bass, Willy Qua sax/percussion, Richard Booth sax/clarinet/flute,
Will Sargisson
piano, Rodney Ford drums/vocals.
The band has worked and continues to work in Concert Halls, Night Clubs,
at Jazz Festivals, in the Recording Studio, and on Radio and Television.
Although the personnel has changed, the direction of the band has always remained the same – to create a performance experience that while jazz-oriented is able to be appreciated and enjoyed by everybody.
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SUNDAY 08 APRIL | Coast [album launch]
Paul Derricott drums, Peter Koopman guitar, Shannon Stitt keyboards and Michael Avgenicos saxophone.
Sydney-based Coast will be launching their debut album – an exciting and diverse performance
from some of Australia's top young Jazz musicians. Coast draws inspiration from Sydney's coastline, the thin line between bobbing up and down, our heads above the water, the unrelenting energy of the ocean that surrounds.
Band leader Paul Derricott has worked extensively in both popular music and jazz. Paul has toured nationally and internationally with Lanie Lane the Beautiful Girls and Mat McHugh as well as releasing albums and touring with Jazz groups as a leader and sideman for Tiny Hearts, Arrow, The Dave Jackson QuartetFelucca and many others.
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SATURDAY 28 APRIL | George Washingmachine Quartet
George Washingmachine violin/vocals, Clare O'Meara accordian/violin,
Arthur Washington
acoustic guitar, Stan Valacos double bass.
The irrepressible George Washingmachine is back in town with his swinging ensemble.
Not only gifted, versatile and extraordinarily accomplished musicians but passionate ones.
It’s the best of live jazz. And if you’ve not experienced the front line of Mr Washingmachine the entertainer,
and the truly versatile Clare O'Meara (CMAA Musician of the Year 2018)
put the date in your calendar. Come early, it'll be a full house.

SUNDAY MAY 27. Venue TBA | Michael Griffin Quartet
Sydney-based, line-up and bio to come..

SUNDAY JULY 08. Venue TBA | Dan Bolton Quartet
Sydney-based, line-up and bio to come.

SUNDAY SEP 02 | Cameron Smith [The Magnificence]
Line-up and bio to come.

SUNDAY OCT 07| Royden Ainsworth
Line-up and bio to come.
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COMING IN 2018 | Nat King Cole Tribute
Dorian Mode piano and vocals.
Much-loved jazz singer, Nat 'King' Cole first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist.
He was a major force in popular music for three decades.
This tribute show by Dorian Mode will present the best of Nathaniel Adams Coles' artistic legacy.

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