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JB-Fine-Glass plus Wray

Two Bands in One

This gig combines several of our best local jazz players in 2 quartets:
"Wray, Fine, Bell & Bullen" and "Fine-Glass-Fine-Bullen"
Both bands centre around Pietro Fine's Hammond organ while drummer Mike Bullen will anchor down the rhythms. There’s great front lines with Dave Wray sax / vocalAzo Bell guitar, Daniel Fine sax and Leo Glass guitar / vocal. Top it off with guest appearances including guitarist Lucas Zorzo and vocalists Judd Brennand and Robynn Goddard.
Expect a hugely entertaining and varied program of jazz from swing to modern styles as well as blues and old school R&B.


Dave Wray a.k.a. Frank Bennett Dave Wray a.k.a. Frank Bennett has been leading bands and performing both as a singer and sax player for more than 40 years. In Sydney he was the horn player with blues and jump band The Layabouts for several years. He then became the crooner out front of many big bands and big name artists, recording several albums and touring numerous shows as Frank Bennett. Dave later joined a band of national legends Jim Conway’s Big Wheel before a recent tree change to the north coast.
Azo Bell Azo Bell is a master musician, both a virtuoso and highly imaginative improviser, who never fails to surprise and delight with his ever-changing ideas. He was a member of eclectic jazz collective Keys and the Keys Music Association, has several albums to his name including both solo albums and with his trio The Old Spice Boys. He is currently playing in several bands including The Palm Wine Ambassadors, A2B and Yoyetta.
Pietro Fine Pietro Fines’s experience in jazz, pop and world music has spanned more than 45 years as a piano and clarinet player as well as composer, arranger and musical director. Pietro was also a member of eclectic jazz collective Keys and the Keys Music Association. More recently he’s become a devoted Hammond organ player too. Bands Pietro plays with currently include: Orkeztar Lizmoré, the Fine Jazz Organizers, the Clarence Jazzmen, Orkeztra Glasso Bashalde, The Fine Brothers.
Daniel Fine Daniel Fine made his mark as a sax and flute player in Sydney’s contemporary jazz scene of the 70s and 80s as a member of eclectic jazz collective Keys and the Keys Music Association. He played sax in of Leroy and the Layabouts worked as MD for Albury’s Flying Fruit Flies and on productions with Brisbane’s La Boite theatre. After taking a long break to be carer for his parents, Dan returned to music then moving to Lismore where he also plays with Orkeztar Lizmoré and The Fine Brothers.
Mike Bullen Mike Bullen's a much appreciated drummer known for his musical approach adding many shades and colours. He was a member of bands around Bellingen before moving to the Northern Rivers. He has been a member of both the Phil Morris Small Band and the Fine Jazz Organizers with Pietro. He also currently plays with Acid Bleed.
Leo Glass Leo Glass has recorded and toured with original band, East West in Asia.  Played guitar in the Melbourne, Rocky Horror Show for two years. He has been a session, and /or backing guitarist for John Farnham, and other respected artists. He has been a long term member of north coast world music and roots band The Romaniacs who won a Dolphin award: best instrumental along with many other nominations for original instrumentals, songs, and albums. Currently playing with a number of artists including: The Romaniacs, The Magnificence and Liora Claff.

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Daryl Aberhart

Daryl Aberhart

Daryl Aberhart is well known in the Australian jazz and blues community as a highly talented vocalist, pianist, composer and lyricist. He has played at many jazz and blues festivals over the past two decades, including Thredbo, Manly International, Bellingen, Dubbo, Jazz In The Vines, Newcastle Jazz, and The Darwin Seabreeze festival, both in his own right and as a sideman with other groups and acts such as blues guitarist Ray Beadle.

Daryl’s album, Shake These Blues Away, artfully blends many of his favourite influences into a tasty mash-up of soul, country, jazz, blues, gospel, r+b and pop.
One minute it’s a little like Nat King Cole, then some straight up Little Richard, next you are feeling some funky 70’s groove, followed by a tasty side dish consisting of a splash of B.B King, a spoonful of Charlie Daniels and a healthy sprinkle of Otis Redding to top it all off.

It’s a heady mix, yet it manages to feel completely rooted in, and communicate an authoritative and authentic take on both jazz and the blues, as well as the tastefully incorporated soul, country and funk influences, with some really fun lyrics playing with the traditional themes of the idiom.

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Dr Fred Cole on Piano


MAROON play contemporary original works by Dr Fred Cole plus arranged standards from the jazz cannon.
Trumpeter Govinda ‘Finn' Abbott joins Dr Fred Cole on piano,
Hans Lovejoy on double bass and Ben Cox on drums.
Lismore audiences would be familiar with the work of Cole, Cox and Lovejoy;
The trio has held residencies in the town’s pubs, and were also the rhythm section for the Big Band At The End Of The Universe, a 20-piece jazz orchestra.
Abbott’s superb horn playing lifts this ensemble onto another level. Having studied music at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, Sydney Conservatorium andLeipzig Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Abbott has recently settled in the Northern Rivers, having spent decades abroad playing professionally in Europe and Central Asia.

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Broken Levee Brass Band in front of Magellan Street Pump Station

Broken Levee Brass Band

Broken Levee Brass Band is a good time dance band. Whether you want to sashay to the grooves of New Orleans or sing along to your favourite tunes, they are gonna bring it!
Featuring more horns than a stretch of congested downtown traffic with driving drums and mercurial vocals, the Levee's repertoire consists of quirky arrangements of your favouritepop songs, jazz standards (a la bras band) and originals.
Hailing from the Northern Rivers and formed after the devastating 2017 Lismore flood (hence the name); their mission is togenerously generate genuine good groove whilst encouraging audience participation.
You'll be dancing in your seats with Jazz standards like Chameleon, Blue Monk, Night Train,Mercy, Mercy Mercy and Cissy Strut from this 7-piece line up; tenor sax, bari sax,2 trumpets, sousaphone, trombone and drum kit.

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2 images of Ingrid James Singing

Ingrid James

INGRID JAMES is a Queensland-based, Australian jazz singer and voice educator. She has recently completed her Masters of Music Studies, has been mentor, tutor and guest lecturer at various music institutions and schools as well as a facilitator of workshops in Brisbane with visiting national and international artists.
As a singer, recording artist and lyricist, Ingrid has had the privilege of being invited to work with talented musicians from around the world including Bill Watrous and Eric Marienthal on two recording projects based in Los Angeles with San Gabriel 7 called "Lost My Heart" and "Blue Confluence".
Her local interests include producing and hosting a Jazz Singers' Jam Night since 2001, principally at the Brisbane Jazz Club). She is also Festival Director for the Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival (from 2016 to the present) and Producer of International Jazz Day 2019 @ Brisbane Jazz Club/MBS Light (sponsored by Brisbane City Council), Producer/Host - Voices of Tomorrow (2020 to present) for high school jazz instrumentalists and vocalists.

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