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What a Wonderful World!! : Mark Isaacs Trio with Briana Cowlishaw


What a Wonderful World!! : Mark Isaacs Trio with Briana Cowlishaw

  • Date: Sunday, 20 September 2015, 3pm
  • Venue: Tambo Shire Hall Lawn — 21 Arthur Street, Tambo, QLD
  • Series: This event is part of the Sydney & Queensland Tour - September 2015 series
  • Tickets: Tickets available at the event

Event Details

Experience the scintillating vocals and mesmerising rhythm of the Mark Isaacs Trio with Briana Cowlishaw in their Sydney and Queensland regional tour through SYDNEY, CHARLEVILLE, TAMBO, CLONCURRY, TOWNSVILLE AND CAIRNS in September 2015. Tickets are on sale now.

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “a splendid musical mind” jazz and classical composer/pianist Mark Isaacs performs with long-term collaborators and tight rhythm section, Brett Hirst, bass and Tim Firth, drums.

The trio will also be joined by the scintillating vocals of Briana Cowlishaw in this intimate live show.

An extraordinarily versatile musician, Mark Isaacs has recorded and performed with some of the biggest names in international jazz, he writes symphonies and concertos, works as a classical pianist and his critically acclaimed albums have been nominated for two ARIA Awards.

Briana Cowlishaw is inspired by the sounds of Joni Mitchell, Vince Jones, Diana Reeve, Esperanza Spalding and Elis Regina and weaves through the styles of jazz, latin and pop to create a performance of sublime perfection. Now London based, Briana has just returned from the Edinburgh Jazz Festival especially for this tour.

Performing a mixture of original songs as well as the band's own interpretations of standards and covers, this mesmerising contemporary jazz fusion will be bursting with colour and melody. The set list interpreted in Isaacs’ inimitable style features beautiful jazz and pop standards including Fire and Rain, What a Wonderful World, Fool on the Hill and It’s Too Late and includes Isaacs’ original work, Duende and You Never Forget Love.

As a jazz pianist, Mark Isaacs has toured extensively in Europe, Russia, Asia, the USA, Australasia and the Pacific performin at major festivals including the Tokyo Jazz Festival and Pori Jazz, Finland. He has collaborated with some of the most distinguished figures in international jazz including Dave Holland, Roy Haynes, Kenny Wheeler, Adam Nussbaum, Vinnie Colaiuta and Bob Sheppard and has released many internationally-acclaimed CD’s.

Critics around the world have been effusive in their praise of Mark Isaacs and Briana Cowlishaw:

“This is music composed and performed for the listener, not at them. Wonderfully integrated, thoughtful and intelligent…..providing some of the best on the cutting edge of accessible jazz”

“Close your eyes and Bri Cowlishaw will take you places familiar, new, nostalgic, painful, peaceful, visceral, and elsewhere”

“The word of an artist capable of matching the rich elements of classical composition with the flowing rhythms of jazz….the produce of a splendid musical mind”


Tour produced by Gracemusic and supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Featured Australian Works

Duende (small jazz ensemble with vocalist) by Mark Isaacs
— performed by Briana Cowlishaw and Mark Isaacs Trio
You never forget love : small jazz ensemble by Mark Isaacs
— performed by Mark Isaacs Trio

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