Fri, 26 Apr|
ALBUM LAUNCH // Alinta and The Jazz Emperors
Time & Location
26 Apr 2019, 8:00 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia
About the event
Alinta and the Jazz Emperors preside over a soulful empire of jazz built on an infectious sense of humour and extended joyinfused improvisation. We’re talking five very fine musicians in a band that is always more than the sum of its parts.
Inspired by the likes of Gregory Porter and Esperanza Spalding to the old greats of Coltrane, Ella, and Miles, The Jazz Emperors bring a contemporary twist engaging audiences on a trip between classic and contemporary.
Alinta Chidzey is a charismatic jazz vocalist/songwriter who is also a firm fixture on Australia's musical stage (West Side Story, Hugh Jackman’s - Broadway to Oz , Hook Turn Orchestra). Tenor saxophonist and band leader Remco Keijzer (Metropole Orchestra, North Sea Jazz Festival) has been leading his original bands through Europe, Australia, and the US for 15 years, playing an array of jazz, hip hop, and nowadays mostly original compositions.
With an exciting range of original songs and rearranged standards, Alinta and The Jazz Emperors bring their fiery improvisations and infectious grooves to their audiences. The Jazz Emperors' rule is rounded out with the superb Sam Keevers on piano, and rhythm section starring Philip Rex on Double Bass, and Darryn Farugia on drums (Tom Jones, B.B King).
“Chidzey with her clear, bright but powerful voice is charming and engaging” Kate Herbert -Herald Sun