For those of you who remember the varied performances and wonderful experiences in The Famous Spiegeltent in the Old Parliament House gardens in 2013 as part of Canberra’s bi-centennial celebrations, the magic returns in 2016. Included amongst the first announcements are the following jazz performances:
George Washingmachine – Feel the Manouche – 1st & 2nd March, 2016
Manouche is a term derived from the Romany gypsies of Europe, what we in Australia call gypsy jazz.
Feel the Manouche has a ‘world music’ feel. Through its use of double bass, guitar, accordion and fiddle, the band achieves a strong melodic groove that can take on gypsy waltzes, swing jazz, choro and many other flavours of music from our diverse planet.
Vince Jones Quartet – 9th March, 2016
Australia’s leading jazz vocalist/composer, Vince Jones uses his voice as an expressive instrument and the lyric as a vehicle for story and comment. It’s a humble, humanistic and refreshing approach that gives his audience the chance to be really moved.
Vince 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.
Looking for a nice Sunday drive which includes a little light music?
Lerida Estate on the Federal Highway at Collector has commenced its ‘Sunday Jazz and Shiraz’ sessions during the month of November. The sessions run from 12:30pm to 3:00pm.
Live Music: 12.30-3pm:Mike Dooley on piano accompanies Rachel Thorne who sings great Jazz classics of singers like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as soulful renditions of some more contemporary numbers. Bookings for café on 6295 6640. For café menu see: www.leridaestate.com.au/pages/Lunch-Menu.html. Music is FREE.
Live Music: 12.30-3pm: Dirk Zeylmans on saxophone & Lachlan Coventry on guitar & bass guitar (both from ‘As Famous as the Moon’) play tunes from the great American songbook, but specialising in Latin Bossa nova tunes … music to enrich your soul, accompany your fine meal and leave you with some melodic bliss that will energise your life and your dreams. Bookings for café on 6295 6640. Music is FREE. For café menu see: www.leridaestate.com.au/pages/Lunch-Menu.html.
Live Music: 12.30-3pm: Well known musician Leisa Keen plays easy listening jazz, and a few pop tunes with her own ‘jazz treatment’. One of our most popular musicians. Bookings for café on 6295 6640. Music is FREE. For café menu see: www.leridaestate.com.au/pages/Lunch-Menu.html.
Live Music: 12.30-3pm: ‘The New Savages’ comprising Milan Milutinovic (guitar) and Nathan Power (percussion) play a blend of 1930s blues, rockabilly and laid-back regtime numbers. Bookings for café on 6295 6640.