JAZZ IN JANUARY GALA CONCERT – The Ozcats Salute Bob Crosby’s Bobcats

In collaboration with Southern Cross Club Woden, tickets are now selling for our annual jazz spectacular – The Ozcats Salute Bob Crosby’s Bobcat. The Ozcats are an exciting and vibrant group of some of Australia’s finest jazz musicians who have modelled themselves on the sounds of the history-making Bobcats – Dixieland jazz meets swing.

The fabulous line-up for this special tribute concert will feature leader Lawrie Thompson (drums), Bob Henderson (trumpet), Al Davey (2nd trumpet), Paul Furniss (clarinet), Ben Jones (tenor sax), Ed Wilson (trombone), Bradley Newman (piano) and David Seidel (bass).

The Bob Crosby Orchestra, and Crosby’s ‘band-within-the-band’, the Bobcats, became two of the greatest jazz bands of all time. With the rise of “swing” music in the mid-1930s, the Cosby band with it’s core of New Orleans musicians, managed to authentically mix the older New Orleans jazz style with the popular swing style and the resulting sound was an instant success.

Playing classic Bobcat recordings such as “March of the Bobcats”, “South Rampart Street Parade” and “Big Noise From Winnetka,” to name a few, the Ozcats will replicate the distinctive, exhilarating sound of the original jazz masters in an exceptional concert. For all you swingers out there, we have reserved some floor space for dancing.

Check out this youtube clip of a 1980’s recording of the Bobcats playing “March of the Bobcats”.


Top of the Cross. Tickets are only $30.65 plus a booking fee if booking online. Bookings to Southern Cross Woden reception on 6283 7200, or in person at the Woden venue, or online at Ticketek via the CSCC web site: https://www.cscc.com.au/whats-on/the-ozcats-salute-bob-crosbys-bobcats. You can link directly to the Ticketek booking page here: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=OZCATSSA19

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