Festival Program 2016

THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2016 ~ 7pm to 10:30pm.

Doors open 6pm

Jazz Singers Jam Night & 15th Anniversary CD Launch   Hosted by: Ingrid James

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“Tonight we launch a double CD (a generous BJC production) in celebration of the Jazz Singers’ Jam Night’s 15th Anniversary”

Performers on the night (and on the CD) include: Dave Bentley, Irene Bartlett, Toni Allayialis-Hepi, Mardi Gow, Kelsey Giarola, Jessica Spina, Pete Vance, Steph Dick, Sarah Collyer, Merinda Dias-Jayasinha, Tamara O’Callaghan, Stephanie Taylor, Mel Lathouras, Grace Cockburn, Alan Western, Ingrid James, Lucia Hodge, Nathan Seiler, Steve Taylor-Brown, Peter Cupples and Addie Martinez.

Pre-order the CD now for a $5 discount!!

Doors open at 6pm

 


FRIDAY 5 AUGUST 2016 ~ 7pm to 10.30pm.

Doors open 6pm

ACT 1   –  7pm to 8pm

Wilma Reading & Tommy See Poy (Cairns)

Wilma Reading (voice)

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Wilma Reading (voice) & Tommy See Poy (piano/voice)

Wilma Reading, Australia’s Indigenous lady of song, and local North Queensland jazz legend has toured with the Duke Ellington Orchestra as part of her stellar international career, and now shares her famous voice in her home town, Cairns.

Be a part of this debut performance at the Brisbane Jazz Club with a musician whose career has overlapped with the likes of the Count Basie Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Liberace, Sarah Vaughan, Cleo Laine, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Dean Martin and Liberace.  She is joined by the legendary Tommy See Poy on piano and voice from Cairns performing an eclectic mix from Jazz evergreens to soulful Blues

ACT 2  – 8.15pm to 10.30pm

FEM BELLING (MELBOURNE)

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Fem Belling

FEM BELLING (Voice/violin)

Fem Belling is a rising star in the international jazz scene and is thrilled to be collaborating with Dave Spicer, AJ Hall and Lachlan Hawkins at this year’s Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival. Her African Jazz and theatre roots augment her unique musicality, choices and interpretations.

The evening will be filled with musical stories and lyrical tales interspersed with violin and a quick wit of scat vocalization.

Doors open 6pm

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SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2016 ~11am-12.30pm.

Doors open 10am (for registration) 

Vocal Workshop with THE IDEA OF NORTH

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Get your vocal chords warmed up with The Idea of North in a singing workshop open to all ages and abilities. This multi ARIA award winning group will be focussing on harmony, blending as an ensemble, how to use different tonal colours as a group and singing some fun music! You won’t have to sing solo – there’s safety in numbers – so come on and give it a go. This is a really great outing for choir and vocal groups and also for anyone who wants to meet fellow harmony singers.

Doors open 10am (for registration)

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SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2016 ~ 2pm to 4pm

Doors open 1pm

ANATS Workshop with Irene Bartlett

Irene BartlettANATS Qld and the Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival invite you to an interactive workshop and Masterclass on the foundations of Jazz singing technique presented by Dr. Irene Bartlett, Australia’s leading exponent of contemporary and jazz vocal pedagogy.  The workshop will combine discussion of vocal technique and practical application with regard to the Jazz style and will demonstrate teaching strategies through Masterclass. Acclaimed Jazz pianist and Queensland Conservatorium of Music lecturer, David Spicer, will accompany the workshop and Masterclass.

Doors open 1pm

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SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2016 ~ 7 to 10.30pm

Standing Room Only

Doors open 6pm

ACT 1  – 7pm to 7.50pm

SHARNY RUSSELL (NSW)

Sharny Russell
Sharny Russell

Sharny Russell (Voice/Piano)

At the piano and the microphone, Sharny will be performing some old and new originals, along with her distinctive arrangements of beloved standards.

ACT 2 – 8.15pm to 10.30pm

THE IDEA OF NORTH – UP CLOSE & PERSONAL

Standing Room Only

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THE IDEA OF NORTH will present an evening of sublime acapella jazz arrangements featuring music from the great American songbook through to their own original compositions.Come and enjoy this vocal quartet of “wit, charm and breathtaking musical virtuosity” (The Adelaide Advertiser)

Doors open 6pm

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SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 2016 ~ Day Concerts ~ 10AM TO 3PM

Doors open 9am

NEW GENERATION – “Stars of the Future” & OPEN JAM

music notesACT 1 – 10am to 10.45am: featuring Evie Levonis, Rose Carey, Ella Macrokanis, Gabriella Boumford, Garima Sree Krishna, Genevieve Yuksel PLUS (special guests on alto sax, Jacob Chandler and trumpet, Matt Chandler)

ACT 2 – 11am – 11.50am: JMI Vocal ensemble: Tenille West. Lara Wilkinson, Chantelle Smith, James Halloran, Grace Cockburn, Kerri Buchanan, Alice Wheeler and Dylan Smerdon.

JMI Band: Ben Van Jole – piano, Julian Seto-Payne – guitar, Blake Lonie – bass and Sam Castan – drums. Vocalists: Tenille West, Grace Cockburn, Chantelle Smith and James Halloran.

ACT 3 – 12pm – 1pm: QUEENSLAND CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC Jazz Singers’

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Kayleigh Pincott

SHOWCASE: Presenting Kayleigh Pincott, Addie Martinez, Mufaro Maringe, Jo Davie and Merinda Dias-Jayasinha. Featuring Kayleigh Pincott, winner of the 2016 ANZ Vocal Scholarship at Generations of Jazz.

(accompanied by Dan Hirsch/Euan Cumming/Zac Sakrewski)

ACT 4 – 1pm – 3pm:  OPEN JAM on the Deck – Hosted by Naomi Doessel & Sean Flynn (guitar)

Doors open 9am

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SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 2016 ~ Evening Concerts ~ 5pm to 10.30pm

Doors open 4pm

“STATE OF ORIGIN – Singer Showcase”

ACT 1 – 5pm to 5.50pm  – MELISSA WESTERN

melissa - CopyOne of Brisbane’s leading vocalists Melissa Western celebrates the work of acclaimed lyricist Johnny Mercer. Known for penning some of the best-loved standards including One for My Baby, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive, Moon River and That Old Black Magic, Mercer’s lyrics are beautifully interpreted by Western’s soulful sound. www.melissawestern.com

 

ACT 2 – 6pm to 6.50pm – KACEY PATRICK

KC2015-1Presenting new works and those pre-loved with a twist, we invite you to join Kacey Patrick on a journey of love and loss and longing…and all that exists between.

Accompanied by: Dave Spicer Trio (Dave Spicer/Jeremy O’Connor/Lachlan Hawkins)

 

ACT 3 – 7pm to 7.50pm – TYRONE NOONAN

TN BIO ShortFormer George frontman premieres his tour de force show at the Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival – “Vegas! Standards Reborn” featuring classic Frank Sinatra tunes. Tyrone Noonan is an ARIA award-winning composer & singer.

Accompanied by: Dave Spicer Trio (Dave Spicer/Jeremy O’Connor/Lachlan Hawkins)

 

ACT 4 – 8pm to 10.30pm – FESTIVAL CLOSER PRO-JAM

Stay with us as we let our hair down at the close of the inaugural Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival for the grand FESTIVAL CLOSER PRO-JAM SET

Featuring:

Ingrid James
Ingrid James
Alan Western
Alan Western
Tamara O'Callaghan
Tamara O’Callaghan
Kelsey Giarola
Kelsey Giarola
Pete Vance
Pete Vance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accompanied by: John Reeves, Andrew Shaw, Paul Hudson & James Sandon

Doors open 4pm

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