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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…

Brad Leaver and Swing Central – Sunday July 31st, 2016 by Alan Smith

When you come to a Brad Leaver and Swing Central show, you come in excited anticipation of a go-to-whoa performance of power-packed, swing band arrangements, and a front man with honey-smooth vocals, charm and humour.
And they never disappoint.
Swing Central’s line-up was Ian Macrae on piano, Shannon Marshall and Rod Shephard on trumpet, Leon Wensley on alto sax, Darren MacPherson on tenor sax, Shane Hannon on trombone, Thierry Fossmalle on double bass, and Dave Sanders on drums.
And at the mike, of…