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EMMA PASK @ THE SIMA WOMEN’S JAZZ FESTIVAL

 

Live music is back and that is a wonderful thing. I have been listening to jazz albums and the marvelous digital radio station ABC Jazz but hearing a band and a singer is a more visceral and engaging experience. That the talented Emma Pask and her excellent band happened to be the performers enhanced and enriched the experience. It was readily apparent that the musicians were enjoying a similar experience. As the initial cheers and clapping died down Emma asked the audience for another round of applause. The performers had been missing the essential element of what being a performing musician is. Continue reading EMMA PASK @ THE SIMA WOMEN’S JAZZ FESTIVAL

LIVE AT LUNCH : THE PAINTED PIANO AND THE GOLDEN FLUTE @ THE CONCOURSE

The latest thrilling concert as part of the Live at Lunch series featured the artistic director renowned flautist Jane Rutter and special guests pianists Simon Tedeschi and Kevin Hunt.

Kevin Hunt is a jazz pianist-composer who has performed regularly in the Sydney jazz scene since 1979. Hunt currently performs regularly with vocalist Emma Pask and pianist Simon Tedeschi and is a lecturer at the Conservatorium of Music.

All three were obviously having a hugely enjoyable time as did the packed audience.

The stage was mostly bare apart from a large projection screen and two shiny black pianos facing one another.

Rutter wore a glittering gold and yellow outfit and the two men were dressed in suits.

The concert opened with a medley based on Gershwin’s Fascinating Rhythm, a witty dialogue between the two pianos with its catchy, syncopated beats. The second piece was floating shimmering and delicate, rippling and romantic. Continue reading LIVE AT LUNCH : THE PAINTED PIANO AND THE GOLDEN FLUTE @ THE CONCOURSE