Jazzgroove Christmas party fundraiser
The Jazzgroove Association has been supporting local artists for over fifteen years, so we're throwing a party, and asking for a little bit of your support. Come celebrate Christmas, Jazzgroove-style, with three sensational bands including an All-Star Jazz Orchestra formed just for the occasion! Hedge a few dollars on the JG Mega-raffle! Test your knowledge with everyone's favourite wine-oriented trivia game, Jazzgoon! Delve into Jazzgroove Records' back catalogue at the CD stall! Get your photo taken with Santa! All proceeds of the night go to Jazzgroove to help it continue doing great work for the independent artists of Sydney.
The Coggins/Henderson Band (8PM) This young and exciting band will be presenting original compositions by Henderson and Coggins and some fresh covers. With influences including John Coltrane, Jonathan Zwartz, Radiohead and J Dilla the group present a unique approach to modern jazz music. Paul Meo (Trumpet) // Tim Coggins (Trombone) // Michael Avgenicos (Tenor Saxophone) // Tim Hanz (Piano) // Nick Henderson (Bass) // Harry Day (Drums)
The Venusians (9PM) Taking inspiration from jazz, hip hop and soul, this new group has so much electricity emanating from them into seriously beautiful and crazy sounds, that you won't want to miss out. Meklit Kibret (Vocals) // Andrew Bruce (Synth, Vocals) // Christian Hemara (Vocals) // Ben Panucci (Guitars) // Harry Sutherland (Keys) // Pat Harris (Bass) // Dan Saddleton (Drums, Electronics)
Jazzgroove All-Star Big Band Come celebrate Christmas in style with a stunning collection of Jazzgroove committee members past and present. For one night only be treated to the fun and merriment that is JAZZGROOVE. **line up subject to change: Jeremy Rose, Dan Junor, Matt Keegan, James Loughnan, Sophie Unsen (Saxes) // Simon Ferenci, Andy Fiddes, Eamon Dilworth, Angus Gom (Trumpets) // Tim Coggins, Mike Raper, Glen Doig, Jono Ramsay (Trombones) // Matt McMahon (Piano) // Ben Panucci (Guitar) // Zoe Hauptmann (Bass) // Evan Mannell (Drums)
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