An intimate night of jazz with two contemporary jazz heavy-weights, James Greening & Gary Daley. These two are often found playing together in lineups like ‘The Catholics’, however, when you let them improvise and explore their own musical influences, you get something magical!
Date: Saturday, March 10th, 2018
Location: The Boiler House @ The Hydro Majestic
Doors Open: 7:30 pm
First Set: 8:00-8:45 pm
Second Set: 9:00-9:45 pm
Tickets: $35 – Book online or call Chris on 0411 954 826
Australia’s leading jazz trombonist, James Greening has been widely praised for his work with seminal ensembles such as Ten Part Invention, Wanderlust, The Catholics, the Umbrellas and the Australian Art Orchestra. One of James‘s major musical influences was friend and mentor, the late Jackie Orszaczky. James performed in a number of Jackie’s groundbreaking bands such as Jump Back Jack, Industrial Accident, The Godmothers, The Orszaczky Budget Orchestra and Hungarian Rapsadists. The CD ‘Wayback’, includes a performance of a traditional Hungarian folk song, Sir az ut elottem with Jackie Orszaczky on piccolo bass and singing. Also, a longstanding member of the Australian Art Orchestra, projects James has played in Sandy Evan’s Testimony – a tribute to Charlie Parker performed at both Sydney and Melbourne Festivals and Ruby’s Story and Kura Tungar: River Songs and Stories – a collaboration with Indigenous performers, the late Ruby Hunter and Archie Roach. Also with the Australian Art Orchestra, James Greening performed in India and featured on the ARIA nominated recording with the Sruthi Laya Ensemble titled Into the Fire andJosh Roseman’s project at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival in 2011. In addition to the groups mentioned above, he recorded and performed live with the late Bernie McGann, Tim Hopkins, Mike Nock, Chris Cody, Steve Hunter, Monica Trapaga, James Morrison and Vince Jones. James isn’t just a contemporary jazz heavy-weight, he’s jazz royalty!
Gary Daley is best known as a musician playing in some of the elite bands of Australian jazz; currently James Greening’s band Greening from Ear to Ear and the jazz-world music band ‘The Catholics’. He leads the quartet Bungarribee which features his own compositions and interpretations from the classical repertoire. Gary plays acoustic and electric piano, organ and also the piano accordion. In hometown Springwood, just west of Sydney, he is the artistic director of the music concert series ‘Live at the Village’ which has presented leading musicians in a variety of improvised music since late 2009. The list of Gary’s recordings and accolades is long and prestigious, instead of listing them all – book a ticket and find out for yourself!
The ‘Live @ The Boiler House’ series is proudly presented by ‘Music in the Mountains’ and ‘The Hydro Majestic Hotel’. This will be an intimate night of world-class music, with stunning views of the Megalong Valley as a backdrop. The casual atmosphere and intimate venue provide you with the opportunity to get up and close with some of the finest working musicians around. The bar will be open and a light tapas-style menu will be available on the night.