Artbar: Francis Bacon
Live jazz performances evoking London in the 1960s
In conjunction with Francis Bacon: five decades
Part of the Summer in Soho program
Image: Jonathan Zwartz
Band of Five Names
Simon Barker, Matt McMahon and Phil Slater have been recording and performing as Band of Five Names for over ten years. The band has released four recordings, the most recent being Empty Gardens (2006). The band has recorded music for several award-winning documentaries and has been commissioned to compose and perform music for theatre and radio.
Wednesday 21 November 2012 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday 21 November 2012 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Jonathan Zwartz Trio
Led on the double bass by one of Australia’s leading jazz musicians, Jonathan Zwartz, the Jonathan Zwartz Trio will perform their original jazz compositions. Zwartz has played and recorded with many of the most outstanding international and Australian music artists, including Katie Noonan and James Morrison.
Wednesday 28 November 2012 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday 28 November 2012 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Trumpeter Phil Slater is one of Australia’s most in demand musicians, having performed and recorded with the likes of Missy Higgins, Katie Noonan, Sandy Evans, the Australian Art Orchestra and international artists such as Nigel Kennedy, Martha Wainwright and Lou Reed.
Wednesday 5 December 2012 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday 5 December 2012 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Leading jazz guitarist Carl Dewhurst and songbird Lucinda Peters present previously unheard original tunes live on the Terrace.
Wednesday 12 December 2012 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday 12 December 2012 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Stu Hunter’s Ragu
At the core of jazz is rhythm, and Stu Hunter’s Ragu explores the heart and soul of groove and why people love a beat. This is infectious music that reflects the heartbeat of summer. Stu Hunter is an award-winning pianist, composer and producer.
Wednesday 9 January 2013 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday 9 January 2013 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Raw, soulful and uplifting, Elana Stone presents a powerful combination of skilful musicianship, a commanding stage presence and fine songwriting. She was named Best Jazz Artist at the Musicoz awards (2004), won the prestigious National Jazz Award at Wangaratta and was a semi-finalist in the Montreux Jazz Vocal Competition in Switzerland (2005).
On 6 February, Elana Stone is performing instead of Zoe and the Buttercups, who were previously advertised
Wednesday 16 January 2013 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday 16 January 2013 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday 6 February 2013 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday 6 February 2013 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Tina Harrod’s sharp soul edge brings to life the true essence of jazz. The impeccable intuition and raw feeling she exudes through her music will take your breath away. Tina has worked with some of our most iconic musicians, including Jimmy Barnes and the late Jackie Orszazcky.
Wednesday 23 January 2013 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday 23 January 2013 7:30pm – 8:30pm
The vocal talents of Emma Pask were spotted by James Morrison during one of his regular visits to high schools when she was just sixteen. She first sang with his band that night and has been touring with Morrison around Australia and overseas ever since. Her performances are reminiscent of the classic era of jazz, when swing was top of the charts, and tonight she performs with her own band.
Wednesday 30 January 2013 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday 30 January 2013 7:30pm – 8:30pm