The Jake Mason Trio will take to the Hawthorn Arts Centre Stage on Friday 21 October, performing songs from their Aria Jazz Album of the Year nominated debut record ‘Stranger in the Mirror “as well as new compositions. Hammond organ soul-jazz is the specialty of the Jake Mason Trio, quickly becoming one of Australia’s favourite jazz acts.
Led by Boroondara local Jake Mason (Hammond Organ), the trio also includes Danny Fischer (drums) and James Sherlock (guitar). The trio weave their way through familiar sounds with a modern twist, taking cues from the golden era of Hammond organ artists such as Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff, and Dr. Lonnie Smith as well as music from today’s melting pot.
As organ player, leader and founding member of funk and soul group Cookin’ on 3 Burners, with whom he has released 4 albums, Jake co-wrote and produced numerous songs, including the ARIA nominated song of the year, “This Girl”. This chart-topping track hit the #1 spot in 10 countries and reached the top 10 charts in 37 territories.
An accomplished live performer, Jake has worked with artists such as Richard Clapton, Mark Seymour and Hugh Jackman, and has co-written with Kate Cebrano, Eric McCusker and Tania Doko to name a few. After selling out their last show for Boroondara Arts, their Kew Court House performance is sure to be one that you won’t want to miss!