To belatedly mark this unassuming artist’s 50th Birthday in, Stephen has opted to perform with “Kinfolk”, his group of long term collaborators in Tim Neal (Hammond organ), Frank DiSario (double bass) and Dave Beck (drums) to produce earthy, bluesy grooves, while retaining the freedom to take the music in different directions. He will perform a Solo opening set (with a guest or two).
Melbourne’s own Jazzlab Orchestra presses re-set on the big band tradition: creating visionary, original, genre-bending jazz music with a focus on diversity and inclusivity. Led by composer/arrangers Cheryl Durongpisitkul and Madison James Smith, the orchestra celebrates Melbourne’s next generation of instrumentalists.
Songs of social and political unrest, of contemplation and reflection. Songs of longing, questioning, and love. From the satirical and tongue-in-cheek to the heart-achingly tender, the music of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel forms the inspiration for Feelin' Groovy, led by Melbourne jazz vocalist and singer-songwriter, Helen Catanchin.