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Hook Turn Orchestra
Hook Turn Orchestra showcases jazz classics and selections from celebrated film scores, this concert presents music that sprang to life on the silver screen. The stunning vocals of musical theatre star Alinta Chidzey – West Side Story, Singin’ in the Rain, Jesus Christ Superstar – are accompanied by an ensemble of Melbourne’s most accomplished musicians, including members of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. Melding the worlds of jazz and classical concert halls, this project seeks to reinvent much-loved classics and under appreciated film score masterpieces alike. From the Salon of Melbourne Recital Centre to their recent performance at Hamer Hall in the Arts Centre Melbourne’s Morning Melodies series, Jazz and the Silver Screen features toe-tapping tunes from ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ to ‘Both Sides Now’. Not to be missed!
Jazz and the Silver Screen
Alinta and the Jazz Emperors
Alinta and the Jazz Emperors preside over a soulful empire of jazz built on an infectious sense of humour and extended joy-infused 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, 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. Keep an eye out for their debut album ‘I Got You’ to be released April 26th 2019.
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 Dan Gassin on piano (Dave Liebman, Montreux Jazz Festival), and rhythm section starring Marty Holoubek on Double Bass (James Morrison, Kate Ceberano) and Darryn Farrugia on drums (Tom Jones, B.B King).