Presented in partnership with St Kilda Jazz
Alliance Française de Melbourne's Basement, 51 Grey St, St Kilda.
Thursday 19 October at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Full $20 / AFM members $15. Advanced online bookings recommended as places are limited.
Please check if you are logged in to receive the discount. Only one discount ticket per member (unless you hold a family membership) - membership cards will be checked on the night.
OCTOBER 19: BOB SEDERGREEN & FRIENDS
Join us for a night of smooth, carefree jazz with piano legend Bob Sedergreen joined by Gianni Marinucci on trumpet and flugelhorn, Paul Williamson on saxophone, Annette Yates on bass and Marshall Clark on drums. Years of friendship and musical collaborations between Bob Sedegreen and the band members result in a carefree approach to swing and groove. Don’t miss out on a night of music making by this icon of jazz and his talented ensemble.
BOB SEDERGREEN BIOGRAPHY
Bob Sedergreen's high regard and position in Australian music is unquestionable. His impact and influence in performance, composition and education for over half a century has secured his place as a national treasure. Bob has won the respect and admiration of recognised talents both in Australia and internationally. People like Jimmy Witherspoon, Nat Adderley and Phil Woods, to name but a few. Australian artists include: Brian Brown (OA), Allan Browne (OA) Don Burrows (OA), Ted Vining and Judy Jacques. Bob has also appeared in concert with all time greats like Dizzy Gillespie and Milt Jackson. Bob's musical abilities find him leading and working with a plethora of diverse ensembles and groups. From the traditional to the most contemporary, he infuses the music with authority of style, creative expression and wit, in a manner that is never arrogant or condescending. He has recorded many dozens of albums and over 32 CDs.
Bob has toured extensively both here and overseas including Jazz Festivals in Montreal, Malaysia and Scandinavia. He was Artistic Director of the Montsalvat International Jazz Festival 1993-4 and involved in negotiating performances by American working ensembles including the Nat Adderley Quintet and The McCoy Tyner Trio.
In 1990 Bob won the Inaugural Jazz Award for Australia's Best Keyboardist.
He has been described by colleague Dr. Tony Gould as the world’s best Blues pianist.
'Jazzy Jeudi' concert series 2017
Throughout the year, Jazzy Jeudi (meaning 'Jazzy Thursday' in French) will feature various jazz performers once a month on a Thursday evening, often incorporating a component of French language or a repertoire of French music. The performances will be held in the intimate concert space in the basement of the Alliance Française.
Jazzy Jeudi is a follow on from the successful St Kilda Summer Jazz 2016 event, which presented a series of concerts over one weekend with artists performing at a range of venues in St Kilda.
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