Jazz in the Park
Sunday 18 November 2018 - 3pm - 6pm
Our annual Jazz in the Park returns to Gladstone Park this year with another fantastic line up featuring iconic Australian Jazz artists
On Sunday 18 November, Balmain will come alive with the sounds of jazz featuring....Vince Jones, Steve Hunter & Rebekka Neville.
Vince Jones - 5pm-6pm
Australia’s leading jazz vocalist, Vince Jones, is also a remarkable interpreter and composer of songs in a contemporary jazz style – a style that appeals equally to listeners and his musical peers. As a vocalist he resists showing off technique to the detriment of feel – he’s confident in his musical literacy and sings like there’s nothing to prove. It’s a refreshing approach that gives us, the audience, the chance to be really moved. Vince Jones also plays trumpet and over the years his style has developed a distinctive reserve and subtlety – he plays a little less and draws a good deal more from it than he did in earlier days. A brief, thoughtful solo from Vince is worth a hundred notes played with less discretion.
Steve Hunter Trio featuring Dale Barlow - 4pm-4:45pm
Steve was born in 1960 and has had his own band in one form or another since 1978. A renowned virtuoso of the electric bass, he is also a prolific composer and song writer, with over 100 of his tunes / songs released on albums.
Along the way, he's played and / or recorded with many greats in all sorts of musical idioms... jazz and electric jazz particularly.
Steve will be joined by another Australian jazz legend, Dale Barlow.
Barlow has also toured and recorded with many jazz greats including Sonny Stitt, Chet Baker, Gil Evans, Jackie McLean, Billy Cobham, Dizzy Gillespie, Curtis Fuller, Eddie Palmieri, Benny Golson, Lee Konitz, Helen Merrill, Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Barron, Ray Drummond, and Wynton Marsalis. Dale has recorded and performed with numerous pop artists while in England including- Wham, Style Council, Sting, Ian Dury.
Rebekka Neville Quartet - 3pm-3:45pm
Rebekka is an accomplished and highly regarded Sydney jazz singer whose repertoire ranges from jazz standards to Latin,contemporary and original songs. Rebekka has performed at over 300 major corporate and private events locally and overseas with her jazz duos, trios and quartets. Rebekka has performed with many of Australia's notable musicians including George Washingmachine,James Valentine, Monique Lysiak,Tim Bruer,Rodric White,Errol Buddle,Paul Cutlan,Steve Arie’,Andrew Dickeson,Brett Hurst,Steve Elphick,Toby Hall,Ed Gaston,Steve Brien. Rebekka Neville offers the ultimate in sophisticated jazz, mixing all the popular jazz standards with refined jazz classics and originals for an evening or afternoon of sensational jazz music.
Council invite a charity to each Sunset Series concert to raise funds.
The Exodus Foundation has been invited to Jazz in the Park 2018. The Exodus Foundations vision is to give those experiencing poverty the help to break free of it. As a provider of food, primary healthcare and crisis support to Sydney’s homeless and marginalised, we aim to deliver services to the highest possible standard through leveraging community support in the form of donations, volunteering and strategic partnerships.
In the event of light rain, Jazz in The Park will go ahead
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