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Bridgette Allen & Bob Sedergreen

Sunday 26 June 6.30pm

A ‘B n B’ worth visiting!

When it comes to jazz Bob (Sedergreen) and Bridgette (Allen) are walking examples of jazz performers who have worked with the worlds greatest jazz musicians including Dizzy Gillespie, Phil Woods, Nat Adderley, Jimmy Witherspoon and Carmen McRae just to name a few.

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 visited Perth many times, originally in 1976 for the Peth Festival and recently with Ethiopia’s national treasure Mulatu Estake and The Black Jesus Experience. Bob was recently inducted to the Jazz Hall of Fame.

Bridgette, originally trained in New Zealand, then held a residency in Sydney’s famous Goulburn Street club scene. Eventually moving to Melbourne where she and Bob linked up. Bridgette spearheaded Bob’s controversial band Art Attack which was invited to open Malaysia’s first International Jazz festival, and they have been working together ever since until recently when Bridgette relocated to Perth permanently.

Bob n Bridgette established a wonderful working relationship with Perth bassist Pete Jeavons, whose empathy and knowledge of the jazz language is impressive. Drummer Garry Howard appeared with Bob at Perth gigs for Jimmy Witherspoon and Nat Adderley. Garry is an incredible all-rounder having played every genre.

Special Guest:

Garry Lee arrived in Perth from Sydney in late 1983. His first gig was at Perth Jazz Society as support for Ted Vining Trio playing solo vibraphone. However pianist Bob Sedergreen made it a duo and Garry and Bob have played together in Melbourne and Perth many times since.

Garry won an Australian Jazz Award in 1993 and was Australia’s first musician to be awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 1998

Garry is WA’s most prolific writer/reviewer of jazz and has been a prominent jazz educator since commencing at WAAPA in 1984 as one of the inaugural staff members.

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Table restricted view refers to a few table places which have sight line issues across the grand piano, but allow seated table entry.

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