|2013 Thredbo Jazz Official Web Site|
This year we've assembled a wonderfully exciting array of talent covering a broader spectrum of the jazz genre than in previous years, for your musical pleasure and entertainment.
It promises to be a wow of a weekend! Read on ...
Carolina Moon heads this world music project which began in a collaborative performance with Mark Isaacs at the Great Synagogue, Sydney 2002.
The NZ ensemble was formed in 2008 to explore medieval world song and original / contemporary world music within the context of a modern improvising group, and assembles some of NZ's finest, creating improvising artists with representatives from Sephardic, Western and New Zealand cultures.
Their interpretations remain true to the spirit of this beautiful music whilst bringing it into the present day.
The ensemble performs in various sized line-ups to a backdrop of visual imagery by sound artist Maree Quinn.
TEK TEK ensemble are from Melbourne, Australia but have performed across Australia and Europe. We hope that you enjoy exploring our site.
British singer / pianist / tunesmith LR returns to Thredbo with a sackful of songs, an outrageous line-up of musos and a couple of nice shirts.
Take a blend of Latin rhythms & sizzling swing, add a smattering of smoochy American songbook and plenty of sixties sauce and you've got the delicious Dukes (ideally accompanied by a glass or three of Yalumba wine).
This year Lionel considers himself blessed to be accompanied by:
living legend Andrew Oh on sax, flute & percussion;
the suave and sensitive Stephen "Doctor Oscillator" Marquis on bass;
and winner of Sydney's smiliest drummer award 2012, Andy "the Samba" Byrnes on drums. Get involved!
ADDITIONAL WARNING: Book early for Cascades Sunday lunch!
Gerard Masters is an exceptional young keyboard wizard who has carved himself a fine reputation working with the great Lily Dior, eon, Missy Higgins, Wes Carr and many more.
Ian Mussington Originally from London, where he worked with the likes of Lonnie Liston Smith, Cameo, Stevie Winwood, Courtney Pine, Paul Weller and Steve Williamson, drummer Ian Mussington spent the last five years in the States touring and recording with Soul Asylum. He now resides in Sydney and is laying down wicked beats with a truly international flavour.
Asim Gorashi is a musician who has traveled the long and winding road, earning him a unique background both as an artist and educator. His studies include a bachelor degree in music from the University of Sudan, a Graduate Diploma in Music Technology and a Master of Music Performance from the Queensland Conservatorium. A sim has also lived and worked in Cairo, where he played with the mysterious maverick of Egyptian jazz, Fathy Salama. A multi-instrumentalist, Asim focuses on the oud (Arabic lute), violin, viola, mandolin, vocals, the Sudanese traditional Tamboor and is a world champion whistler.
Blair Greenberg is a well known Sydney based multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, steel drums, djembe, didgeridoo, marimba and all kinds of percussion. Blair has studied various music forms around the world and for many years has been a bridge between different musical cultures in Australia, particularly West African musicians.
Ron and Vicki are pioneers in the world music community with their eclectic "East meets West" sound and contribution to the world music scene in this country. With their global collective of musicians they create a stimulating and exotic mix of raga influenced jazz that is a new synthesis in sound, transporting the listener beyond the boundaries of East and West.
The five piece global collective is completed by Nigel Date on guitar, tabla player and percussionist Nila Hagglund and saxophone/flute master Emanuel Leiberfreund.
Jeff's recent leading role in 'Genius', the Ray Charles gospel show staged in Melbourne was acclaimed by critics.''Duff was truly magnificent!...How such an extraordinarily soulful voice can come out of such a skinny white guy is beyond me.
Jeff will be bringing his brilliant Jeff Duff 'All-Stars' to Thredbo this year. The All-Stars feature amazing ambidextrous keyboard player Glenn Rhodes, who will be playing keyboards with his right hand while doubling on keyboard bass with his left hand. Glenn also joins Jeff on vocals. Apart from playing with the 'All-Stars', Glenn has been musical director for Thelma Houston, Grace Knight, Margaret Urlich, Rick Price among many others. Duffo and Glenn have been working together for twenty years and have been called the best duo in Australia.
Playing a mix of downhome blues jazz & boogaloo & inspired by greats like Jimmy Smith, Charles Brown, T. Bone Walker, Little Walter to name a few, they'll be combining their original compositions with versions of some of the treasures from the vaults.
Their sole aim is to turn on the audiences by playing the music they love!
Find out more about Hot Potato Band
His music and performance remains true to the jazz/blues tradition and his effortless demeanour has been closely linked with that of the genre's legendary predecessors. Boult's songs are imbued with a good sense of humour and this is reflected in both his lyrics and performance style, consequently, revealing his true character. This consummate musician¬ís sound is unyielding despite the fact that his performances remain graceful and without tension. Audiences are constantly captivated by Boult's intimate and interactive performance style landing him the title of a must see live musician for any lover of music.
Mark My Words was Boult's second album, and as an independent release received very approving reviews from critics. The album release also saw him awarded Best New Talent at the 2011 Australian Blues Music Chain Awards a coveted accolade indeed. The album is an exploration of sorts, and sees him spread his talents across guitar, piano, banjo, ukulele and vocals. In a sign that is indicative of the momentum Boult is gaining he wasted little time in releasing his follow up albums Live Carnivale in 2011 and Almost Alone at the end of 2012. The albums feature Boult leading the way with in front of constellation of fine musicians and collaborators.
Performing at the Thredbo Jazz Festival for the first time, Jules Boult will bring his seasoned professionalism, and a little bit of Melbourne, to the stage in New South Wales. He will be joined by his band - The Redeemers.
This promises to be an unforgettable performance that all music lovers will enjoy.
Please note that artists may change at any time and without warning
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