Byron Bay singer, Belle Benét, returned to the stage for a late show, joining forces with popular local jazz quartet, Iridium.
This was a great late night set that allowed Belle Benét to further demonstrate her marvellous singing and, as well as the jazz and blues of her own show, Latin jazz got an airing, with the Bossa Nova music of Antonio Carlos Jobim making an always welcome appearance.
Iridium members are Billy Kriaris (Saxophones), Johnny Karanicolas (Guitar), Andy Collingwood (Bass), and Anthony Sherwood (Drums) and a very fine group they are, with some excellent arrangements that had feet tapping from start to finish. They seemed to be inspired by the presence of such a superb jazz singer and Belle Benét clearly enjoyed the chance to sing with such a talented group.
Belle Benét and the band gave the impression that they had played together for years, rather than a day or so, but that is what professionals do. It is such a pity that this was their only performance together, but Iridium are performing their own shows, so do try to catch them next week for a great hour of music.
Reviewed by Barry Lenny, Arts Editor, Glam Adelaide.
Venue: Ensalada, Rymill Park, Adelaide
Season: Only one performance
Duration: 60 mins