Tuggeranong Arts Centre
Four concerts from 23 May 2021
ANU School of Music vocal teacher Rachael Thoms, professional saxophonist and music educator Tom Fell with of James Luke, Chris Thwaite and Hugh Barrett plus special sessional guest artists.
23 May – Latin Nights: Jazz from Brazil and Beyond:
The music of Cuba and Brazil has influenced and infused jazz since the 1940s. Featuring special guest and master conga player Sinuhe Pacheco, this concert showcases the Latin Jazz tradition in all its vibrancy.
27 June – West Coast Cool: The Music of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet
West Coast jazz emerged in the 1950s in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Featuring laid-back melodies and a chamber aesthetic, it came to represent cool modernism. Led by Tom Fell on baritone saxophone and with special guest Ben Marston on trumpet, this concert showcases the music of Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, both synonymous with the west coast sound.
22 August – Jazz Divas: Sarah, Ella, Billie and beyond
Join renowned vocalist Rachael Thoms as she delivers a sophisticated performance of songs by the great jazz singers of the last century inclduing Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson.
17 October – Money Jungle: When Mingus Met Duke
Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington are two of the giants of jazz composition. This concert explores their music and their sometimes tumultuous (but always fascinating!) relationship. Featuring guest saxophonist Matt Handel (SYD) on saxophones.
Season tickets $110, or $30 per concert. Information about the shows, the musicians and booking details at:
Image of Rachael Thoms and Tom Fell by Martin Ollman