Review Archive for June, 2015
With Elly at the mike, Dave Spicer on piano, Bob Schulz on flugelhorn, AJ Hall on bass and Sacha Kloostra on drums, this talented combo held a full-house audience spellbound through two sets of classics, lesser known gems and self-penned masterpieces.
This was an outstanding evening of entertainment, delivered with poise, precision, personality, power and passion.
Special guest William Barton contributed his unique skills with didgeridoo, guitar and vocals, for one performance in each set. His duet with Elly on the title…
Peter Freeman – Bass
Kay Sullivan – Piano Accordion
Mauricio Hosi – Guitar
Marcelo Rosciano – Percussion
Stephanie Dick – Vocals
Lachlan Hawkins – Drums
Jo Largerlow – Flute
The first tune this fab band played immediately transported me to Paris, cruising down he Seine, the tune was so very French and romantic. As it turned out, it was the theme tune from “Midnight in Paris”!
This was followed by some beautiful Latin American tunes from Brazil,including an original composed by Mauricio Hosi.
The evening continued with a stream…
One of the most enduring bands which plays regularly at BJC and consistently delivers a fine performance is lead by the very affable and totally sincere, Mark Pradella. His enthusiasm and devotion to music are reflected in his multi-instrumental playing. He is equally at home on clarinet, soprano, alto or tenor sax, EWI (electronic sax) or even penny whistle !
Surrounded, as always, by a coterie of equally talented musicians in Sam Pace—keys and vocals, Fulvio Granata—bass, Michael Gillespie – guitar…
There is never a bad night at BJC. But some nights are just so magical. The David Bentley Trio gig on Sunday was one such night.
The David Bentley Trio performs regularly and is well loved at the Club. David on keys and vocals, Andrew Shaw bass and Kerry Jacobson are seasoned jazz and blues musicians who produce deep and intuitive synergies in their music together.
Playing a set of originals, New Orleans style shuffles and funk held together by David’s quirky…
Sunday brunch at the Brisbane Jazz Club brought to an eager audience a unique trio of two of my favourite Brisbane jazz pianists, Dave Spicer & SoYeong Min, joining forces with John Hoffman on flugelhorn for an incredible program of jazz standards and original tunes. John needs little introduction to Australian jazz fans. As a horn player he has shared the stage with jazz legends such as Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, and has performed at the Brisbane Jazz Club…