Presented by the Alliance Française in partnership with St Kilda Jazz
OCTOBER 25: BOB SEDERGREEN & FRIENDS
Acclaimed jazz pianist Bob Sedergreen returns to Jazzy Jeudi this October, presenting a night of
free blowing, high-energy jazz with a French touch. Joining Bob will be accomplished bass
trombonist Adrian Sherriff, the deep, soulful sounds of Mal Sedergreen on saxophone, consummate
bassist Gareth Hill and the propulsive rhythm machine Mark Voogd.
Venue and ticket info:
Where: Alliance Française de Melbourne's Basement,
51 Grey St, St Kilda.
Date: Thursday 25 October 2018
Time: doors at 7:30pm, concert starts at 8pm.
Tickets: Full $20 / AFM members $15 (bar - cash only).
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.
Bob Sedergreen - Piano
Adrian Sheriff – Bass trombone
Mal Sedergreen – Saxophone
Gareth Hill – Double bass
Mark Voogd – Drums
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 2018
Jazzy Jeudi (meaning 'Jazzy Thursday' in French) is a monthly concert featuring various jazz performers on a Thursday evening, often
incorporating a component of French language or a repertoire of French music. The performances are held in the intimate concert space in the
basement salon of the Alliance Française.
February – Leïla Négrau
April – Monique DiMattina
May - Kimba Griffith
June - Fête de la Musique
September - TBC
October - Bob Sedergreen & Friends
November - Julien Wilson
December - TBC
Check back on the website soon for more details about our upcoming Jazzy Jeudi concerts!
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