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SUNDAY April 07 | Sharny Russell Quartet
Heartfelt, genuine and commanding, the uniquely talented Sharny Russell was a standout when she last appeared at the Club in October 2017. 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 legends,
John Hoffman - flugehorn, Jack Thorncraft - double bass, David Sanders - drums.
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SUNDAY May 05 | The Magnificence
Playing nearly traditional jazz and New Orleans-inspired music for over a decade, The Magnificence led by trumpeter and singer Cam Smith create enthusiastic, fun-loving music that is played with so much raw passion and commitment that audiences cannot help but feel uplifted and happy! With Lachi Smith on drums,
Julian Smith
on double bass and vocals, Joe O'Keeffe on banjo and Dave Wray on tenor sax.
Cam Smith has been honing his set of almost-traditional jazz and New Orleans inspired originals for over a decade, playing at Edinburgh Fringe, Woodford Folk Festival and every pub and street corner from Canberra to Cairns. In the Magnificence, he’s finally found a gang of great local musos that can do the tunes justice. They growl, they mewl, they cook – and they make audiences feel better about otherwise questionable life choices.
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SUNDAY June 02 | Laura Nobel Quartet
Laura Nobel vocals, piano & bass, Harry Freeman piano, Brad Lewington guitar, Ray Arnott drums.
Laura Nobel is one of the finest voices in the North Coast of Australia. She has released 2 albums – Let Me In, 2005 and Since the Blues Caught My Eye in 2011. Laura sings with an authentic, soul-stirring freshness that reveals her jazz, soul and blues influences. Joined by jazzmen that need no introduction to any jazz stage.
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SUNDAY July 07 | Minti Dee with Dan Bolton
Dan Bolton is one of Australia's foremost jazz singer / songwriter / pianists, making a welcome return to LJC and joined on stage by the effervescent songstress Minti Dee. Melbourne-based, they present 40s-style pop at its best – standards and originals straight out of the Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin songbook, along with some sweet jazz idiom reinventions of pop/rock classics.
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SUNDAY August 04 | Graeme Norris Quartet
Originally from Brisbane, Graeme Norris has been living in NYC since 2012 and playing with the who's who
of the East Coast jazz scene. Joined on stage by local jazz greats Steve Russell on piano,
Dave Sanders on drums, and Jack Thorncraft on bass this is basement jazz as we know and love it.
An era of the classic jazz standards and a time when the music transitioned from the swing sounds of
Duke Ellington, Lester Young and Billie Holiday to the bop textures of 1940s and 1950s’ New York.
Featured composers will be Bud Powell, Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, and Cole Porter.
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SUNDAY September 01 | Bart Stenhouse Quartet
Flamenco and gypsy-inspired jazz.
Bart Stenhouse
on electric and flamenco guitars as well as electric mandolin, and joined by some of the best local jazz talent. Hugh Jones on drums, Thierry Fossemalle on bass. Bart’s passion is composing and producing world and improvised music that blends the rhythms, harmonies and sounds of different cultures into an unusual and engaging jazz mix. The band are passionate and committed performers.
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SUNDAY October 06 | Broken Levee Brass Band
Bio / personnel to come.
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SUNDAY November 03 | John Hoffman Quintet
John Hoffman on flugel, Leigh Carriage on vocals, Steve Russell on piano,
Jamie Clark
on guitar and Helen Russell on double bass.
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SUNDAY December 01 | Acid Bleed
Bio / personnel to come.
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