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Andrew Patty Quartet

Andrew Patty Quartet at Brisbane Jazz Club – Joanna Funk

The Andrew Patty Quartet at the Brisbane Jazz Club (Dec 10 2016) celebrated family, friends and great songs. Edgy, unpredictable jazz stayed at home, since the band knew what would make us feel good and there was no need to reinvent the wheel.
BJC was a full house, its audience ensconced in familiarity: swinging standards “rat pack” style, and beautiful songbook ballads.

They’re a quartet?? The core of the band is Andrew Patty…

Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival – Sharny Russell, The Idea of North

There are not enough adjectives to describe the evening so I’ll just say WOW!
The evening opened with Sharny, just her fabulous voice and her brilliant piano playing. The audience was captivated by her musicality and there was not a sound in the packed house (hearing pin dropping comes to mind) She sang (with a little bit of Scat too) some classics and some of her compositions, a wonderful opening act. Later Sharny joined the Idea Of North for a few…

Galapagos Duck – Sat 21 Feb 2016

Left to Right:
Wil Sargisson – piano, keyboards
Willy Qua – alto sax, percussion
John Conley – double bass, guitar
Richard Booth – tenor sax, sop sax, flute, electric bass, steel drum
Rodney Ford – drums, vocals
It was still daylight and there was a queue outside the Brisbane Jazz Club on Annie Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane.
Full house then? I asked. “Yep. Oh, you’ll like these guys.” Pam and Don were in front of me. “We’re from Toowoomba. [That’s about 125 km away]. We’ve come all the…

Natalie De Jager – Thurs 20 August, 2015

The players
Natalie De Jager  – Vocals
Jeremy O’Connor – Bass
Sophie Min – Piano
Dan Smith – Drums
Rafael Karlen – Sax
Natalie opened the evening with a couple of her very catchy original compositions then charmed the audience with a fab arrangement of Billy Joel’s ‘New York State of Mind’ (quite appropriate as she is just off to the bright lights of New York for 3 months to record with Matt Baker). More really fab original compositions followed and these will be recorded in…

Travis Jenkins Quartet Thursday 30 July 2015

Lauded as one of the currently hottest properties on the Brisbane jazz scene, guitarist Travis Jenkins produced a memorable show in his first headlining performance at BJC tonight.
In a recent Scenestra interview Steve Russell referred to Travis as ‘having been an outstanding student at JMI , graduating in 2013. He has a unique and raw approach, and the wits and chops to cope with my complicated composing.’
Although I have known Travis for a few months in his capacity as a…