All Jazzed Up And One Place To Go

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All Jazzed Up And One Place To Go


Our local home of Latin Jazz – located on 11 Singers Lane in the heart of Melbourne, have begun their Latin Jazz Music Festival which will run until August 27, but be quick, tickets for this month long event will dissapear on August 15 and there’s less than 200 passes left. With just one pass costing $120, you can go to as many shows during the festival – both day and night performances.

Bird’s Basement will be welcoming some iconic Jazz musicians such as Gaby Moreno – who will be playing from August 15 through to 20, and Samuel Torres Orchestra who will be playing from August 22 up to and including August 27. The final day of this exclusive to Bird’s Basement festival.

Singer-songwriter Gabby Moreno was an Emmy nominee and Latin Grammy winner and has released four solo records internationally. Moreno’s captivating voice has been heard accross Australia in the in the last two years as part of the Celebrating David Bowie extravaganza. Moreno who wrote the theme song for the tv show ‘Parks and Recreation’ recieved an Emmy nomination in 2010 for her brilliant efforts. She will be taking stage as of August 15 at the Bird’s Basement in Melbourne for the Latin Jazz Music Festival.

Another feature to this exclusive month long jazz phenomenon are the Samuel Torres Orchestra who will begin performances on August 22. While touring the world for four years with Cuban trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval after being asked to join, Torres would later record with other artists such as Shakira, Don Bryon and Andrés Cepeda. An orchestra with an exciting sound that will be sure to captivate Melbourne’s Jazz lovers.

New York, the Jazz captail. Ever since musicians flocked to New York in the mid 1920’s, NYC has been the home of Jazz paying homage to artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. One of the most iconic venues which is Birdland Jazz Clubb -Birdland refering to Charlie Parker who was known to his fans and fellow musicans as ‘Bird’ a contraction of Yardbird. Charlie was known as the dynamic personality and genius on alto saxaphone which is the reason behind is insipration to ‘Birdland’.

What is sure to bring Melbourne’s ‘Bird’s Basement’ a bigger name and some of these Jazz stars more success, this event could not have come at a better time for Melbourne Jazz lovers. It is no doubt Jazz is still alive in Melbourne and a growing part of the music industry, still now in 2017. This is a not to miss festival that is surely a celebration of the Jazz culture in our community.