“Under Paris Skies is a little different from traditional voice / guitar / bass trio albums. For some of the songs James Sherlock plays both rhythm and lead guitar, and for others Ben Hanlon overdubbed multiple bass parts. For the rest we play as a trio. I love hearing a jazz musician improvise and create with themselves. I find it really beautiful to discover their voices in this setting, and that curiosity inspired me.”
” I believe that is one of the primary purposes of music: To offer a portal for release and escape, and hopefully healing, even if only for a few seconds. What better way than by celebrating music from around the world and through the ages, whose message is struggle for unification and equality?”
“The Uptown success story really is the success story of the Melbourne jazz and improvised music scene itself. The original motivation to open a jazz club, after moving back here from New York City, was because of the incredibly high level of playing that I knew Melbourne (and Australia) always had. Also, to try to catch that particular sound that is unique to us here, which I don’t think the New Yorkers quite get.”
Uptown Jazz Cafe celebrates its 7th birthday today, with an appropriately festive gig. Joining in the celebrations we thought of seven reasons that make this […]
From their newsletter (sign up here… melbimprov.com) Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/597635853653649/?context=create&source=49 Venue: Uptown Jazz Café, Brunswick St, Fitzroy 8pm doors open uptownjazzcafe.com 8.30pm – 11pm music $10 […]
With both Bernie McGann and Andrea Keller playing tonight at separate gigs, as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, this seemed like a good video to share on a Friday!