Jazz, Wine and Blues
Presented by St Andrew's Ipswich Private Hospital
supported by Harding Martin
in association with West Moreton Anglican College
Where and When
- Sunday 14 May
- 2pm - 8pm
- Ipswich Civic Centre (No BYO)
Sit back, relax and enjoy an afternoon of smooth grooves and rocking blues. Secure your spot early and stay the day as we present another exciting day and evening of fabulous entertainment.
2pm - 3pm Rumblefish
Founded in the unconventional and uncompromising blues stylings of local Brisbane legend Blind Dog Donnie, James (vocals/guitar) and Alex (drums) spent four years backing 'the Don' learning the school of making simple music swing before taking the plunge and forming Rumblefish. Completing the band is Jeremy (bass) and Rob (lead guitar). The band has played solidly for the last three years in and around Brisbane including a longstanding and popular residency at West End's home of the blues: The Boundary Hotel. Rumblefish firmly believe that blues is not a stagnant pond but a turbulent whirlpool constantly being polluted by new musical elements.
3.15pm - 4.15pm Cigàny Weaver
Formed out of a love of Django Reinhardt, Sigourney Weaver and Red Wine, Cigàny Weaver are one of the newest, and most exciting Gypsy Jazz acts in Australia. Having recently performed at Australia's premier Gypsy Jazz Festival 'OzManouche' and the Woodford Folk Festival they have captivated audiences with their unique performances, establishing an expansive following. Cigàny Weaver create sounds reminiscent of Jazz Manouche, Traditional Romani music and contemporaries such as Bjork, their virtuosic live performances invoke an array of toe-tapping, from the subtle tap to the carefree exuberant stomp of the dance floor.
4.30pm - 5.30pm
The Big Love Blues Band delivers classic tunes made famous by the likes of Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Big Bill Broonzy and the king of the blues Robert Johnson. The blues has been road tested for the last hundred years from the crossroads of the Mississippi Delta to smoky Chicago night clubs, from the cotton fields of the Deep South to New York speakeasies. The various members of the Big Love Blues Band have decades of gigging experience, preaching the blues in numerous popular Australian bands. Now they come together to bring you the ultimate blues experience.
5.45pm - 6.45pm SCAT
This four piece band does for jazz what bubbles do for soda-pop! Original tunes, tasty standards, clever arrangements, brilliant musicianship and serious humour is a package that audiences can't get enough of. SCAT's live show fronted by vocalist Craig Burnett is a unique blend of sounds, instrumental mastery, lyric riffing, crowd interaction and off-beat humour while incorporating trad, 70s groove, Latin, Swing and Big-Band styles. SCAT has supported some big music icons such as: James Morrison, The Whitlams, Delirious, Monica Trapaga, Steven Curtis-Chapman, Emma Pask and Grace Knight.
7pm - 8pm Russell Morris
Aria Hall of Fame inductee, #1 selling Platinum artist, King of Pop, and Australian Icon are a few phrases commonly used when describing Aussie legend Russell Morris. Shooting to fame in the mid 60's with Somebody's Image, Russell had a string of hits including Hush and the Bob Dylan classic Baby Blue.
In 1969 he and producer Molly Meldrum released "The Real Thing", Australia's only true psychedelic #1 hit and a song that is played regularly on commercial radio to this day. Following that Russell penned breakthrough hits such as Sweet Sweet Love, Wings of an Eagle, Rachel, The Girl That I Love and many more.
Constantly in demand, Russell still tours nationally throughout the year and makes appearances internationally. Russell has worked alongside industry heavyweights like Cher, The Bee Gees, Linda Ronstadt and The Beach Boys, and toured Australia with the hugely successful "Long Way to the Top" in 2012.