SATURDAY 8 NOVEMBER
FEM BELLING QUINTET
featuring Marcus Wyatt (South Africa)
South African born jazz vocalist and violinist, Fem Belling, is emerging as one of Australia's formidable and exciting new jazz performers. She enjoyed an international career as a leading lady in London's West End and has performed for Her Majesty the Queen at the Royal Variety. She puts her own spin on both African repertoire and the Jazz standard.
Marcus Wyatt is part of a new generation of South African musicians, moving forward, respectful of the past without being afraid of twisting boundaries. This young trumpet player has performed around the globe, and worked with an impressive array of musicians, from Manu Dibango, Abdullah Ibrahim and Miriam Makeba to Carlo Mombelli, Courtney Pine and The Fra Fra Sound (Holland).
Fem Belling - Voice and Violin
Marcus Wyatt - Trumpet / Flugelhorn
Howard Belling - Piano
Nick Lester - Saxophones
Zvi Belling - Acoustic Bass
Brian Abrahams - Drums
(was part of Abdullah Ibrahim's band)
Tickets $25 / $20 Conc
Doors open at 8:30pm for 8:45pm start.
VJ’s is the perfect jazz venue, its informal cabaret style seating and superior acoustics create an ambience and intimacy that connects audience with artist. This well equipped boutique performance space is of ideal dimension to host intimate jazz sessions and showcase the musical mastery of the artist.
SUNDAY 16 NOVEMBER
Andrew Gander 4tet
Andy Gander is one of Australia’s foremost drummers. He is a highly respected performer and teacher in Sydney who leads a virtuosic group of first-call Sydney players, each of whom is a key member of the modern Australian jazz elite.
The Andy Gander 4tet will take you on a wonderful journey of jazz-based afro-cuban and funk idioms. The selections include Andy Gander originals as well as Andy’s interpretations of standards from the jazz repertoire, featuring each band member as a strong soloist and ensemble player.
Andrew Gander - Drums
Steve Barry - Piano
Karl Morgan - Guitar
Brett Hirst - Bass
Tickets $20 / $18 Conc
Doors open at 6:30pm for 7pm start.
To add to the mood and relaxed atmosphere of the evening, light refreshments (wine, non alcoholic beverages, cheese, fruit etc) are available within the venue throughout the performance.