Drink Tasmania and Matt Boden Music present
SIXTY JAZZ CLUB - Eamon McNelis & The Gin Mill Rhythm Kings VS Les Coqs Incroyables
Season 3, Episode 5 (S03E05) Friday December 16.
December's Sixty embraces the festive season with a huge double bill of swing delivered with that little slice of quirk. Local act Les Coqs Incroyables will set the tone of the evening with Eamon McNelis and a star studded band taking us into the early morning, so clear your Friday evening and get ready for a wild night! As per our usual Christmas gig special we'll be capping the night off with a "Last Man Standing" all-in musical brawl, so stick around, enjoy our selection of local produce, and bring shoes for dancing!
Winner of the National Jazz Award for Brass, trumpeter Eamon McNelis is one of Australia's most well loved trumpet players. A specialist in the traditional jazz styles, he is known for his work with FLAP!, BOPSTRETCH and circus company 'LIMBO', who recently performed at the Spiegeltent.
Eamon's music is often described as un-classifiable, pulling influence from as many different origins as tickles his fancy - a bit Gypsy, a bit New Orleans, sometimes Folk, sometimes Calypso, and always swinging hard. The one thing that ties it all together is an inimitable joy, an ability to lift the mood of everyone in the room and turn every pair of shoes into dancing shoes. Eamon has spent the last year with a travelling circus, catching spare moments to scribble down lyrics in hotel rooms, speigeltents and airports. He has created a music full of treasures unearthed by digging through the bones of swing, irresistibly foot-stomping rhythms and virtuosic musicianship - original songs inspired by music of the jazz ballrooms of the 1930s.
Eamon McNelis - Trumpet/Vocals
The Gin Mill Rhythm Kings: Danny Healy - Reeds, Hayden Dare - Trombone, Matt Boden - piano, Damien Kingston - Guitar, Hamish Houston - Bass, Alf Jackson - Drums.
Les Coqs Incroyables
Les Coqs Incroyables is a hatchling of the popular Hobart swing band, the Red Hot Roosters and performs many old classic swing tunes, jazz standards and silly songs about birds and other fauna with infectious rhythm and energy. They also sing the odd French song to lend a little credibility to their slightly ridiculous French name. The trio is made up of Ralph Forehead on guitar, Dean Stevenson on double bass and Randal Muir on accordion with all three contributing their vocal talents or otherwise to three part vocal arrangements, a la Mills Brothers and other such vocal groups.
Ralph Forehead - Guitar/Voice, Randal Muir - Accordian/Voice, Dean Stevenson - Double Bass/Voice
Curated by Matt Boden, Brett Steel and Andrew Morrisby.
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In 2016, here’s how this works –
There are NOW one hundred and twenty (120) seats. 30 tables, 4 seats per table.
This is jazz atmosphere. We want you to listen to the music and enjoy the sound.
Doors and bar open at 7.30pm. First set is 8.15pm – Doors close at midnight.
It costs $39 (+booking fee). Buy a ticket online in advance. You can purchase a table of 4. Once it’s sold out, it’s sold out.
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Sixty Jazz Club is a place for local, interstate and international jazz musicians to play the music that they want to play. We will never tell them what to play and we hope this will lead to some great free-style jazz sessions and maybe even a place to hear a new sound.
We can’t guarantee you’ll like it, but it might lead to something great.
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