Sunday 13th January 2013
Sarah McKenzie Band
Doors Open @ 8:30pm, Jazz Lab Gigs
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“Already in possesion of a full individualistic voice is the young singer and pianistSarah McKenzie" – DownBeat Magazine

"I think she's fantastic. She gives me hope for the future of music" Michael Feinstein

Sarah McKenzie has been described as an Australian national treasure, an acclaimed jazz vocalist and pianist whose album Close Your Eyes won “Best Jazz Album” at the 2012 ARIA Awards (Australian Grammys). She has performed throughout Australia and Europe, has toured with Michael Bublé, Chris Botti, John Patitucci, and Enrico Rava. Now based in Boston, Sarah had the honor of being invited to perform her own material with The Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. After her highly praised performances at Melbourne International Jazz Festival, the Umbria Jazz Festival, The Boston Arts Festival, Stonnington Jazz Festival, she has been invited to play the Monterey and Wangaratta Jazz Festivals in 2014. Sarah just graduated from Berklee College of Music on a full tuition scholarship. This November she launches her third album, We Could Be Lovers, Which was produced by Brian Bacchus (Gregory Porter). We Could Be Lovers is on the ABC Music Label. 

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Sunday 13th January 2013
MJC: Bennetts Lane BIG Band
Doors Open @ 8:30pm, Jazz Club Gigs
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Since its formation in 2001, The Bennetts Lane Big Band have amassed some sixty works composed primarily by members of the ensemble.  The band recorded its debut CD Snip in the same year, which was released by ABC Jazz.  This stellar collection of Melbourne's most established artists perform all-original repertoire written for the ensemble, including two extended works from the groups most prolific contributors; Affectations by Andrea Keller and The Fool Poet's Portion by Eugene Ball (Affectations was supported by the Australia Council Fellowship and The Fool Poet's Portion won the Bell Award for composition in 2008).  The BLBB are Tim Wilson, Julien Wilson, Ian Whitehurst, Phil Noy (saxophones), Damien Maughan, Eugene Ball (trumpet), James McCauley, Andrew Hammon (trombones), Andrea Keller (piano), Nick Haywood (bass) and Tony Floyd (drums).

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