Songwriter/jazz artist and author Connie Lansberg releases her new album of bedtime stories for the sleep deprived ‘Insomnious Vol 1 – Whistling Away The Dark’. The album is part of an ongoing creative collaboration between Connie and one of Australia’s premier jazz artists, Mark Fitzgibbon.
She’ll be launching the CD live at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 9th June at Lido Jazz Room at 9pm. Click here for tix – every ticket purchase comes with a copy of ‘Insomnious Vol 1 – Whistling Away The Dark’. Continue reading “Connie Lansberg releases new jazz album ‘Insomnious Vol 1 – Whistling Away The Dark’ – launch 9 June, Lido Jazz Room”
Mary Coughlan is arguably one of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has carved out a timeless and highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Described as “Ireland’s Billie Holiday” Mary has overcome childhood trauma, alcoholism & drug addiction to become a musical force like no other. “Her lifestory gives weight to the truth that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives.” — The Guardian Continue reading “MARY COUGHLAN (Ireland) – Australian Tour Dates – May/June 2018”
Nancy Ruth‘s latest release ‘Sangria Jam’ is a musical journey recounting her travels and life in Spain. Combining her influences of jazz, latin and flamenco, she says: “I write what flows freely… I’m not trying to create a fusion, I just play what I feel. I’m a product of my experience and surroundings.”
Having toured Spain and Latin America in 2017, Nancy is looking forward to returning to Australia with shows in Adelaide, Drysdale, Ballarat, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
“Nancy Ruth, a powerful and talented singer, combines together jazz, flamenco and Latin rhythms in a natural way, creating a fresh genre that fits into all three idioms.” – Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene Continue reading “Direct from Spain: Vocalist/ Composer Nancy Ruth – Sangria Jam. “
Australia’s best loved jazz man Vince Jones returns to Melbourne for two rare club appearances at Melbourne’s premier jazz venue, Jazzlab. He will perform with full band, featuring Matt McMahon, Ben Robertson and Danny Fischer, plus a special guest performer at each show, Feburary 9 and 10! Continue reading “Vince Jones & Special Guests – Live at Jazzlab in Melbourne, February 9&10”
Ladies and Gentlemen,
T.S. (Thelonious Sphere) Monk is playing all week at Bird’s Basement. He’ll be performing both his own music and compositions from his father’s back catalogue to celebrate the 100th birthday of Thelonious Monk, Sr.