Jazz in the Park
Sunday 19 November, 3pm - 6pm
Our annual Jazz in the Park returns to Gladstone Park this year with another fantastic line up featuring James Morrison, Los Gringos and Ralph Pyl Big Band.
Our past line ups have included Vince Jones, Grace Knight, Steve Clisby, Emma Pask, Dale Barlow and the Sirens Big Band.
3pm - 3:45pm – Ralph Pyl Big Band
4pm - 4:45pm – Los Gringos
5pm - 6:00pm – James Morrison
About the Performers
James Morrison is known throughout the world for his sheer brilliance as a jazz musician and an all round entertainer.
Besides the trumpet, this multi-instrumentalist also plays piano, all the brass, saxophones, and double bass.
Now 54, James Morrison’s career thus far has been diverse and perhaps not typical of most jazz musicians. He recorded Jazz Meets the Symphony with The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lalo Schifrin, performed concerts at the Royal Albert Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for Princess Anne.
He has performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and for US Presidents Bush & Clinton at Parliament House in Australia. On International Jazz Day 2016, James was a guest of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.
James has performed his own Concerto with the Tonkünstler Orchestra at the Musikverein in Vienna and has appeared as a guest with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra at the Prague Proms and many of the world’s major orchestras.
Los Gringos are some of Australia's finest jazz and Latin musicians and have taken Sydney by storm with their unique blend of punchy horns and driving Latin rhythms. They represent the ultimate fusion of Afro/Cuban/Brazilian/Jazz.
Expect killer solos, big fat Latin beats and some sweet blendy horn bits from this All-Star line up of top shelf Gringos and master percussionists.
Ralph Pyl Big Band
The Ralph Pyl Big Band was formed in 1990 by leading Australian trumpet player Ralph Pyl and is fast becoming Australia's most recognized big band.
Bringing together the finest jazz, big band and session musicians in the Australian music scene, the band quickly caught the attention of jazz enthusiasts with its dynamic star soloists and powerful hard swinging treatments of contemporary and traditional big band compositions.
They have performed and recorded with some of Australia's finest artists - James Morrison, Grace Knight, Don Burrows, Anthony Warlow, Frank Bennett, Caroline O’Connor, Darren Paul, Kerrie Biddell, Rhonda Burchmore, Ignatius Jones, Emma Pask, Monica Trapaga, Carl Riseley and Tom Burlinson to name a few.
These musicians are in constant demand, touring and recording with their own projects, while also appearing as "hired guns" accompanying the biggest names in the entertainment industry.
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