Saturday, May 30, 2009

Jazz @ Joe’s on Wednesday

Here's a rare chance to experience the magic of old-style stagecraft and superb musicianship in an atmospheric new venue. Edwin Duff and the Dave Smith Trio will kick off a regular "Jazz @ Joe's" season at the intimate Joe's Deluxe Café on Wednesday June 3, 190 Victoria St, Potts Point, 2011.
Edwin Duff, the cranky Queen of Kings Cross, is a world-class jazz vocalist who will present the Harold Arlen songbook in 3 sets between 8.30pm and his 81st Birthday at midnight, accompanied by the redoubtable David Smith on guitar, Jim Mitchell on double bass and Bob Gillespie on drums. These guys really know their chops and the way they work with a singer showcases the fluidity and improvisational skill of true jazz musicians.

The venue is very small and intimate so bookings are advisable. It's $45 for a three-course dinner & show. BYO @ $2.00 corkage per bottle -- there's a good bottleshop a few doors away.
Bookings via John Redmond on 0420 711 273 or at the Café on (02) 9368 1188.
We'll be putting on more performers at Joe's in coming months, so keep your eyes peeled.

Pictured: Top, David Smith (who has studied and worked with renowned guitarist Joe Pass). Right, Edwin in bling.

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