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October 08 | Sharny Russell Quintet
Sharny Russell
piano / vocals, Jamie Clark on guitar, Helen Russell on bass, Dave Sanders on drums.
With special guest Martha Baartz on saxophone.
Heartfelt, genuine and commanding, the uniquely talented Sharny Russell will be presenting her beautiful new album “Comes a Time”. A jazz artist who is highly respected among her peers, and is an APRA Jazz Award winner, Sharny’s repertoire is fresh and original, whilst divinely musical and accessible for new fans of the jazz genre. Sharny plays and sings unison improvised lines like she’s picking flowers, and invites her audience
to join in the fun. One of Australia's finest jazz singers and composers, joined on stage by local jazz stalwarts.
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November 19 | The Date Bros
Ian Date
guitar [and trumpet], Nigel Date guitar, with guest John Conley bass.
Gypsy Jazz has enjoyed a huge wave of popularity with audiences and players worldwide in recent years.
The technical challenges presented by the idiom, the harmonic foundations and the melodies that are
used as a basis for the improvisations, demand a high degree of knowledge and skill.
Ian is based in County Cork, Ireland these days and joins Sydney brother Nigel for an
action-packed session of hot 30s jazz to delight your ears and blow your mind.
Joining the brothers, is bassist John Conley a long-time member of the legendary Galapagos Duck.
If you're tempted by the sounds of a classic era of music played on acoustic guitars then put this in your diary. From a gypsy campfire to a South american street party to an inner city salon; add this afternoon of hot jazz fever to your calendar and get ready for the ride of your life.
A rare opportunity to hear guitar played at this level.
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December 10 | 2 Bands
Lady Lee and the Jazzy Kats

Lee Haslau
vocals, Jim Kelly on guitar, Jack Thorncraft on bass, Dave Sanders on drums.
What this stellar lineup will turn out won't be just ‘organic’, but jumpin', and jivin',
and bringing the genre of Jazz and Blues to life.
A feast of popular jazz from greats like Nat King Cole, Nina Simone, Antonio Carlos Jobim and more.
Preceded by: Pietro Fine (clarinet / piano) with Mark Bromley (guitar and bass).
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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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