Review Category ‘Piano’
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…
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…
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 – 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…
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…
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…
Close your eyes in the presence of Swing Central and you are with Count Basie and Frank Sinatra at the Sands, or at a bar in Las Vegas enjoying a drink and a song with a warm and toasted Dean Martin.
On Sunday night at the Brisbane Jazz Club, the band was purring, Brad Leaver was schmoozing at his best, and the atmosphere was electric. The crowd loved it and most succumbed to the foot-tapping urge to get up and dance.
Some artists take the stage at the Brisbane Jazz Club, and instantly own the place; clearly and cleanly resonating with the fibre of this old boat shed and the jazz-loving souls of its enthusiastic and appreciative patrons.
So it was for the cool, cool, coooool Tom Vincent Trio, on the last night of their latest tour of Australia.
Leigh Barker on double bass, Alf Jackson on drums and Tom Vincent on piano, enjoy playing together. Their smiling camaraderie was a key element…
This absolutely fabulous combo of Steve Russell on piano, Dave Gallea on Electric Bass and Joe Marchisella on Drums wowed the audience with their brilliant performance of wonderful jazz compositions from well known standards to some less familiar but nevertheless fantastic music.
Steve Russell has such a wonderful style on piano and together with Dave Gallea’s amazing electric Bass and Joe Marchisella, the maestro of the drums, this trio blended so well to produce a superb sound that couldn’t be bettered…