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Jody Sternberg and David Lewis (Paris)

Event Start Date & TIme: August 2, 2024 18:00

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2 August 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Ellington Jazz Club

Doors 6pm
Show 7:30pm

Morcheeba alum, Jody Sternberg and Paris Combo co-founder, David Lewis, join forces with award-winning pianist Russell Holmes to offer an eclectic repertoire, mixing French songs, jazz standards and original compositions. Both Paris-based Australians, Lewis’ melodic, colourful trumpet and flugelhorn interweave effortlessly with Sternberg’s warm voice and feeling for lyric, playfully mixing languages and musical styles. In Perth for an Ellington exclusive, one night only performance – don’t miss this chance to see two heavyweights of the crossover jazz scene together!

Originally from Sydney, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jody Sternberg studied the saxophone in the US and then moved to France to pursue her music career. In Paris, her warm contralto voice gradually became Sternberg’s main instrument, although her lyrical saxophone remains a feature of her performances.
She is a regular fixture in Paris jazz venues, leading a quartet with French jazz piano legend Alain Jean-Marie. Her duo album with Jean-Marie, Castles in the Sand, released in June 2023, drew critical acclaim including a 4/4 star-review in the French cultural weekly Télérama.
Sternberg fronted British trip-hop group Morcheeba for their Antidote international tour after co-writing the single “Wonders Never Cease” and has collaborated with many Paris-based artists including Arthur H, The Marathonians and Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague).

Australian-born trumpeter, pianist and composer David Lewis is co-founder of the internationally-renowned group Paris Combo, with which he recorded nine albums and performed world-wide over a 25-year period until the untimely passing of the group’s singer-songwriter Belle du Berry in 2020. Paris Combo have toured Australia six times, including three exclusive performances with guest artists at the 2023 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, in a tribute to Belle du Berry.
Originally travelling to France to study music, Lewis went on to tour and record extensively with African-jazz legend Manu Dibango. As instrumentalist and composer-arranger he has also worked with a diverse array of Paris-based artists including Gianmaria Testa, Arthur H, Marc Perrone, Maurane, Carla Bruni, Lokua Kanza, Cabaret Sauvage, l’Orchestre de la Lune, John Greaves and, most recently, renowned choreographer Philippe Decouflé.

Pianist, keyboardist and guitarist, Russel Holmes is a triple WAMI award winner and ABC recording artist. He fronts and composes for The Russell Holmes Trio and has performed in UK, Europe, the US and Asia whilst often supporting visiting artists such as James Taylor. Russell appears on over 100 CDs/Albums and has been released on the ABC Jazz label.
Russell also performs and arranges with indigenous artists, Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, appearing on their last three albums and touring with them nationally and internationally over the last 10 years. He is a sessional Lecturer in both Contemporary and Jazz Music Courses at WAAPA.

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Jody Sternberg (Paris)

David Lewis (Paris)