Jazz singer, teacher and impresario, Ingrid James, has been a lynchpin of the Brisbane Jazz Club for many years. This year’s Fringe sees her make her debut at the Adelaide Jazz Club, the founding of which was partly inspired by her.
In 1956, acclaimed jazz vocalist Ella Fitzerald did a season at Zardi’s Jazzland in Los Angeles. On her final night, the entire show was recorded for an album release which never happened.
Based on the life of the notorious criminal boss Kate Leigh, O’Donovan has written a show that captures the era and examines Leigh’s rise and fall in detail.
Hard-core Peggy Lee fans cannot complain about repertoire choice, presentation or musical style as Brigitte Baden-Rennie performs her intelligent and entertaining homage to the great jazz/pop vocal stylist.
This gig was one of the big successes of the 2017 Fringe, selling out, and taking both the band and Rob Pippan, by surprise. Pippan has taken a punt in reprising this performance and the punt has paid off.
Miles Davis is one of the lynch-pins of jazz: he redefined the genre and brought together outstanding musicians, to play some of the seminal works of the contemporary canon.