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→
The Basement is delighted announce the return of one of Australia’s classiest performers and most talented young song writers with her latest show Frances Madden and Band with PRACTICAL MAGIC at The Basement on Saturday 24th March. Continue reading PRACTICAL MAGIC: FRANCES MADDEN AND BAND→
This multi-award winning duo has been created by two young, but already widely acclaimed jazz musicians from Poland, singer Wojciech Myrczek and pianist Pawel Tomaszewski.
The strength of the duo lies in collaboration of two individuals who exude charisma, musical ingenuity and attention to every sonic detail. They engage in a musical dialogue not refraining from ambitious song or crazy improvisation, always adding a touch of humour.
During their dialogue, these artists perform jazz and pop standards that in their interpretation gain a previously unknown form of musical sound. Myrczek & Tomaszewski is without a doubt one of the most interesting voice and piano duos of the past decade.
DATE FOR THE DIARY
Tuesday 8th August 2017 at 7:00pm at the Basement.