Review Archive for 2018
Wednesday, 21st November
This will be a very short review. Nina Ferro and band with Ingrid James doing some guest Back up Vocals. Fab Fab Fab. What a voice! Belting out Aretha’s wonderful songs. It took me right back to my teenage years in the 60’s when I heard and danced to them ( yes I can remember that long ago).
Nina and band were brilliant, full of energy and HOT. Every song you hope you’d hear you did. Nothing to disappoint…
When five of Brisbane’s finest musicians come together to share their mutual love of the music and style of a Jazz legend, history is recreated. History is re-lived.
Tonight, with the Club’s Time Machine set to New York: 1960’s, Shannon Marshall, Brad McCarthy, Wil Sargisson, Nick Quigley and Paul Hudson stepped on to the stage and led us on a flawless journey through the Soul Jazz of alto sax man, Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley.
Brad on alto sax, was blowing hot for Cannonball.
At the Brisbane Jazz Club, we pride ourselves as being Brisbane’s Home of Jazz. However, we are always willing to expand the horizons of our musical community, by featuring other genres, such as blues and world music.
And so it was, that on Saturday night, October 20th, our stage felt like the beat-beat-beating heart of a small Romani community that had set up camp by the Brisbane River.
On to that stage, stepped five sublimely talented and colourfully dressed musicians, The Balkanics. They were here to deliver…
Three attractive young ladies. Khaki outfits and caps. US and Australian flags, side by side. Swingin’ band. 1940’s hum. Swing dancers ready.
Cue The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. The one from Company B.
All because tonight, the Andrews Sisters Tribute Show is ripping up the Brisbane Jazz Club!!
Bright, uplifting songs, well played and well sung, make for a happy audience. With or without drinkin’ Rum and Coca Cola, each member of tonight’s full house audience was singin’, swingin’ and tap-tappin’ to a magical combination of smiling faces, exquisite 3-part…
Tonight, the Glory of Rome marched into the Brisbane Jazz Club. Or to be more precise, the Glory of the Adriatic coast. That is where Italian Jazz maestros, clarinetist, Bepi D’Amato and pianist, Tony Pancella hail from; the neighbouring cities of Pescara and Chieti, respectively.
This was a lightning visit, as the two musicians came all the way to Australia, courtesy of the Italian Institute of Culture, for a few days and two performances only; one in Sydney and one here…
Aaron West and the music of Stevie Wonder – February 15th, 2018
We have many great nights of music and vocals at the Brisbane Jazz Club. As a regular, I love them all. But on some nights, early in the first set, I find myself so spellbound, so engaged, that I begin to sense a searching for superlatives, a listening for catchphrases, an eye for the memorable moment…and a need for pen and paper.
And I scribble, so that those of you…