Jazz at The Village – A Tribute to the Jazz Flute (Wednesday, June 6, ANU Pop Up)

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And now, a special message from renowned local poet and prominent jazz promoter Geoff Page about the exciting schedule Jazz at The Village has set for the months ahead.

“Hello Jazz at the Village supporters.

“Our next concert will be on Wednesday June 6 and will feature Canberra flautists Elise Walsh and Cicilia Kemezys in an event entitled A Tribute to the Jazz Flute.”

Significant advances in audio from the end of the ‘40s onward allowed the Jazz flute to emerge as a powerful solo instrument from the early ‘50s. As an extract from The Method The Jazz Flute, Vol 11 states:

“The use of improved microphones and sound systems became more widespread, allowing the flute to slowly gain acceptance and recognition as a versatile and expressive jazz instrument.”

A Tribute to the Jazz Flute celebrates this history as well as showing where the instrument has gone since.

“Join jazz flautist, Elise Walsh and Cicilia Kemezys with the finest local players Hugh Barrett (piano), Eric Ajaye (bass) and Jamal Salem (drums) and Sinuhe Pacheco (percussion),” Page enthuses, “as they play tunes recorded by some of the greatest jazz flautists. Elise and Cicilia will explore a wide range of jazz styles and rhythms from Swing, Latin Jazz, Cool Jazz, Bossa Nova, Fusion and more.”

So whether you’re a long term admirer of the instrument or wish to open your ears to a new experience, A Tribute to the Jazz Flute will be as inspirational as it is enjoyable.

Want to get involved? Take it away, Mr Page!

“I look forward to seeing you there. Please book with me at gpage40@bigpond.net.au. Note too that booking guarantees you a seat but the actual seating is unallocated so it’s best to arrive a little early and keep seats for your friends. Food and drink can be brought in from suppliers nearby. Doors open at 6pm and the music starts at 7.30pm. 

Remaining Jazz at the Village concerts for 2018:

Wed June 6 – Elise Walsh/Cicilia Kemezys Quintet — A Tribute to the Jazz Flute (CBR)

Wed July 4 – The Hauptmann Trio + Special Guest (MELB/SYD)

Wed Aug 1 – Jessica Dunn Quartet (SYD)

Wed Sep 5 – Brendan Clarke Quartet (CBR/SYD)

Wed Oct 3 – Julien Wilson Quartet (MELB)

Wed Nov 7 – Julian Banks Group (MELB)

Wed Dec 5 – Jason Bruer and Hammerhead (SYD)

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