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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…

Enthusiastic Musician’s Orchestra – Thur 10 Dec 2015.

20-piece band,‘EMO’, the Enthusiastic Musicians Orchestra, are an enormously massive organisation and an exciting magical outfit of elite musical operatives.
Their superb big band sound, skillfully guided by Musical Director, Josh Hatcher, and rounded out by vocals from Kayleigh Pincott and Charlotte McLean, kept the BJC audience spellbound for the entire night.
‘EMO’ pride themselves on featuring original compositions by local musicians, and on this night they presented first-time material from new composers, as well as tunes from tried and true, regular…

Diamonds of Swing – Sat 23 Jan 2016

Diamonds of Swing and their second sell out show at BJC played to a very receptive and enthusiastic audience.
Having known the Diamonds, Jan Lennard and Di Clark, for the past few years as stalwarts of Jazz Singers Jam Nights, it was very gratifying to see that they have now co-operated on producing a vibrant show to showcase their voices and stage personnas.
They gave this show a theme and a storyline which focussed on the progression of female jazz singers over the years, so their…

Night By Night – Friday, February 5th 2016.

‘Well I ain’t got the heart to lose another fight. So until my ship comes in, I’ll live night by night’.  So sing Steely Dan in the song ‘Night By Night’, from their third studio album, ‘Pretzel Logic’.
And so sang ‘Night By Night’ to a jam-packed and very enthusiastic house at the Brisbane Jazz Club on Friday, February 5th 2016.
This energetic 10-piece, named after the song, brought Walter Becker and Donald Fagen’s complex arrangements and harmonies to life, in an…

Anna Maria Jopek (Poland) Sun 17 Jan 2016

Anna Maria Jopek’s music may be able to transcend language barriers, but the Polish singer wasn’t short of words to describe her surroundings at the Brisbane Jazz Club on Sunday night. “This is honestly the best view I’ve ever sung in front of,” she told the audience, as she turned to look through the windows at the rippling Brisbane River and the city beyond.

It’s not surprising Jopek noticed the backdrop. Her performance showcased songs with melodies carefully layered in front…