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This is Jazz! Coltrane, Ellington, Miles and more
Friday 29 October 7.00pm
Is there a better way to experience jazz, than hearing the music of the jazz masters played by the best musicians around? We say no! World Saxophone Competition winner and iconic Australian jazz artist, Jamie Oehlers, brings an all-star band together to present a night of music you won’t forget in a hurry. From the explosive energy of John Coltrane’s “My Favourite Things”, to the tenderness of the timeless classic, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, this band plays it all.
Jamie Oehlers – Saxophones
Harry Mitchell – Piano
Zac Grafton – Bass
Ben Vanderwal – Drums
Jamie Oehlers is one of Australia’s leading jazz artists and saxophonists. In 2003 Jamie was the winner of the World Saxophone Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and has won numerous awards in Australia, including an Australian Jazz “Bell” Award for Best Australian Jazz Artist and three for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, an ABC Limelight Award for Best Jazz CD Release, an Australian Young Achiever of the Year Award, and has twice been a finalist in the ARIA awards for Best Jazz Album. He has performed throughout the world including major festivals like the JVC Jazz Festival in New York, BBC London Jazz Festival, Jazz Yatra in India, Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival in Rome, Galway Jazz festival, Brecon Jazz Festival, and comprehensively throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He has collaborated with many great international jazz artists within Australia and overseas including performances and recordings with Ari Hoenig, Aaron Goldberg, George Garzone, Charlie Haden, Eric Harland, Reuben Rogers, Rufus Reid, Geri Allen, Cindy Blackman, Jamie Cullum, Bob Hurst, Megan Washington, Kate Ceberano and many more. Jamie has released 13 CDs as a leader, including his most recent recordings “Night Music”, “Innocent Dreamer” (with Tal Cohen), “The Burden of Memory” (with Paul Grabowsky, Eric Harland and Reuben Rogers), and “Smoke and Mirrors” (with Ari Hoenig).