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Review Archive for November, 2014

Numbered Symmetry Ensemble – 20/11/14

This fab Brisbane based six piece ensemble entertained the appreciative audience with a eclectic range of tuneful original jazz numbers which included some vocal scat in unison with the instruments. The very talented musicians blended well to present an interesting and enjoyable evening of modern jazz.
Tristan Rogers, Trumpet, Flugelhorn Horn
Billy Saunders, Tenor Sax
Erin Fitzsimon, Vocal & Tenor Sax
Isaac Cavallaro, Drums
Lachlan Symons, Bass
Madi Morris, Guitar
Andrew McNaughton, Piano

Mojo Webb and Coogee Timms

What a dynamic duo these two were.  An absolutely amazing night of blues performed to a packed audience. The friendship and musical connection of Webb and Timms shone through the whole evening.  There was no warming up of the crowd necessary, as soon as Webb started to sing the crowd was hooked.  Both guys sang and played amazing guitar while Timms also added drums throughout the night.
Classic blues number by the greats and some not so well known numbers made…

Steve Newcombe & Kristin Berardi – 22/11/14

An amazing show to a packed house at the Brisbane Jazz Club last night. The line- up of Steve Newcombe -keys, John Hoffman -flugelhorn, Helen Svovoda – Bass and Lachy Hawkins – drums was truly world class.  While the crowd was made up of a few parties etc the majority of  the crowd was there to see this tight band crowned by the one and only Kristin Berardi.  Berardi’s vocals are second to none and kept the audience entranced the…

David Gallea Quartet + 1

Yet another quiet night at the club due to G20 but those that did join us where treated to some fantastic music by the David Galea Quartet + 1. The band consisted of David on bass, Joe Marchisella – drums, Cleon Barraclough – piano, Sean Flynn – guitar and + 1 Simon Watson on vocals. Their choice of music was certainly not main stream but a blend of original contemporary jazz, modern standards and choice covers of artists such as Sting, Elbow, Radiohead, Nick Cave and more…

Trent Bryson Dean Group – 26 June 2014

The band opened the evening with a couple of standards by Miles Davis and Cole Porter followed by a fab arrangement of The Beatles “Norwegian Wood” arranged by Peter Walters.
Ross was brilliant on the BJC’s fab baby grand but also played some great tunes on the electric piano. Peter (as usual) played his bull fiddle ( bass – remember “Some like it Hot”) and electric bass with aplomb. The only musician that did not bring 2 instruments to the stage…