Review Category ‘Guitar’
Friday the 13th was certainly a lucky day for patrons of the BJC. A fabulous night featuring the dulcet and smooth as velvet vocals of Robyn Brown and the international guitarist and favourite of the BJC Libor Smoldas (Prague). Backed by a superb line up of OJ Newcomb on bass, Jason Bray on drums and Marnix Van Bruggen on piano this was a slick night of Jazz, Blues and Gospel launching their “Touch of Blue Tour”.
Favourites of the night include…
The Ravi Welsh Trio hosted an evening of guitar heaven.
Bruce Woodward – Guitar
Atienne Bakker – Guitar. This pair played a selection of lovely, melodic jazz standards. The beautifully haunting, skilful guitars unencumbered by other instruments made a pleasant change from traditional lineups.
Davis Orr – Guitar
Chris Pearson – Bass
Mark Henman – Drums
The second set was quite a contrast to the first. The music was real bluesy with great vocals by David and Chris. Mark as usual played brilliant drums.
This was the debut performance at the BJC for Atienne, a very accomplished young guitarist, who was supported by of some of Brisbane’s finest musicians. The guys played a superb variety of contemporary jazz from the likes of such composers as Wes Montgomery, George Benson and John Scofield.
Throughout the sets there were some brilliant solos from all the players. Particularly impressive was when sax and guitar combined to play the melody in unison.
The selection of tunes was excellent. They were…
Building on its reputation of Manouche Jazz capital of Australia, the Brisbane Jazz Club welcomed Gadjo Guitars on Friday.
This Sydney trio did not try to dazzle us with gimmicks and slick showmanship. They didn’t need to. The uber talented musicians gave an enthralled audience a wonderful show that was as unassuming as jamming in your living room at home. Not at all pretentious, just relaxed, authentic and easy.
This band is tight and it is clear that they have been performing…
The Hot Jazz Alliance with Andy Schumm, from USA on cornet and piano, Michael McQuaid on clarinet and alto sax, Leigh Barker on bass, Josh Duffee, from USA on drums, Jason Downes on clarinet, John Scurry on guitar and banjo.
This superlative sextet transported us back to that Art Deco time when Jazz was king. They dazzled us with tunes, played superbly, from the roaring twenties. Michael took the role of Emcee for the band and was charming and funny, engaging with the audience. He and…