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Woody’s Birthday - Music by and for Graham Wood
Friday 15 September 7.00pm
July this year saw the loss of one of Perth’s greatest musical talents – Graham Wood. Co owner of the Ellington Jazz Club, Director and Founder of the Perth International Jazz Festival, Associate Professor at WAAPA and to top it all off – a superbly gifted and inspiring Pianist and composer. His energy and zeal knew no bounds and his fierce passion was obvious not only through everything he played but everything he ever did.
Sept 15th would have marked Woody’s 46th Birthday and to honour this occasion a bunch of his mates are getting together to perform a range of compositions from his 5 recorded works. In addition, musical friends from the Perth jazz diaspora (Melbourne, New York, London) have written original pieces inspired by the man and stories connected to him. Come celebrate the life of a man who has provided so much opportunity and support to a musical community that he really believed in.
Woody’s Birthday – a commemoration of Graham and his music in his venue from some mates.
Graham’s albums (The G Train, Jazz Juice, Remembrance and Real) will be available for sale over the bar on the night. $20 each, $35 for two or $50 for three. All proceeds will go to the Wood family.