Winter Jazz: Judy Bailey trio
With Special Support by Jane Irving Kevin Hailey Duo
Saturday 8 July 2017
The Sound Lounge
(Non-Member, Memb/Conc, Student) BOOK ONLINE or call 9351 7940
"... a three way conversation... This highly interactive trio pushes their repertoire of standards into fresh creative territory." – The Age
Judy Bailey, pianist, composer and arranger holds a special place in Australian jazz history as one of this country's earliest and most prominent female jazz musicians and teachers. Judy has performed with every major Australian jazz musician. This year, all of her original works and arrangements for orchestra and big band will be celebrated with the release of a double album Another Journey. Currently Musical Director of youth big band Jazz Connection, Judy continues to be an inspiration and mentor to talented young musicians. Her many awards include the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to Jazz and Education, as well as the award for Distinguished Services to Australian Music, presented at the 2008 Classical Music Awards by the Australian Music Centre and APRA. In 2014 she was inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame (Bell Awards).
The Judy Bailey Trio’s highly interactive performance will treat you to many of Bailey’s original compositions and look afresh at some wonderful jazz standards. Don’t miss this performance of music that entertains and intrigues by an Australian Jazz legend.
JUDY BAILEY piano CRAIG SCOTT bass TIM FIRTH drums SPECIAL SUPPORT BY JANE IRVING & KEVIN HAILEY (US/AU) (8PM)
"Lavish talent and striking originality" – The Weekend Australian
This performance by leading jazz singer Jane Irving, with double bassist Kevin Hailey, explores the satirical work of composers such as Dave Frishberg, Sheldon Harnick and Blossom Dearie. Lesser known songs from The Great American Songbook show off Jane's dexterity as an improviser. This performance is sure to be bold and imaginative as Jane always throws unexpected surprises into the mix.
JANE IRVING vocals, piano
KEVIN HAILEY double bass