Sep 4, 2014

A Weekend Of World Class Jazz


20th August 2014

If you love live music and truly talented musicians blowing hot and playing the cool, musicians who have spent their life learning the
craft and others who are just beginning to dedicate their lives to it,
then the Great Tropical Jazz Party is for you!

Among the 45 musos coming to the island for the 18th Jazz Party expect some old friends and familiar faces as well as exciting young talent and amazing established players making their first visit to our jazz festival.

New friends include Col Loughnan, one of Australia’s finest and most experienced reed players, arrangers and teachers, with a successful career spanning more than 45yrs in the Jazz, Pop, and Rock arenas. (Think gigs like: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr, Freddie Hubbard, Shirley Bassey) . Col will be joined by three of Sydney’s best; guitarist Steve Brien, Craig Scott bass and drummer Ron Lemke.

Members of our jazz family include Ingrid James, just back from performances and recording in the US, gigging in France and Ronnie Scott's, London. Also, the fantastic Sydney vocalist, Di Bird; renowned educators Miroslav Bukovsky, John Mackey, John Hoffman, Ben Hauptmann, Steve Newcomb and a gorgeous addition to our star studded line-up is New York flautist Jodie Rottle.

Other friends include the exciting young talent of last years 'Encouragement Award Winners', Lachlan Hawkins and James Ball along with soon-to-be friends, bassist Helen Svoboda, singer Kayleigh Pincott and three young vocalists from Brisbane the 'New Generation Singers'.

Guitarist Ben Hauptmann....always pushing the boundaries, introduces his brilliant new Sydney trio of Jonathan Zwartz & Dan Kennedy.

Finally, there’s the 18 member 1RAR Band, returning after a few years absence to swing their full big-band jazz sound.

Venue: Hotel Arcadia Marine Parade Arcadia Magnetic Island

Ticket sales available at the door.



(all sets 1 hour 15 mins.)

Friday Evening

7.30     GTJP All Stars

9 00     Sydney Jazz Quartet


12.00     Sugar Trio + 1 (Townsville)

1.30      Newcomb/Hoffman Quintet (Brisbane)

3.00     Ben Hauptmann Trio (Sydney)

4.30      Ingrid James Quartet (Bris) + guest Miro Bukovsky

7.30    'New Generation Singers' with Hawkins/Ball Trio (Bris)

9.00    Di Bird Quintet (Sydney)


12.00    1 RAR Big Jazz Band

1.30     Ingrid James Quartet (Brisbane)

3.00     Hawkins/Ball Trio + 'New Generation Singers'(Bris)

4.30     Di Bird Quintet  (Sydney)

6.00     Ben Hauptmann Trio + guest  (Sydney)

7.30     Newcomb/Hoffman Quintet  + guests

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