James Morrison with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Classic Hits From Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Many More!
Jazz great James Morrison returns to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra with timeless hits from his latest album, The Great American Songbook. Performing on a range of instruments (trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, tenor sax and piano); Morrison brings his trademark virtuosity and style to songs written by famous American composers of the 1930-1950’s.
These jazz ‘standards’ are close to Morrison’s heart: “I proposed to my wife by walking into the bathroom playing My Funny Valentine, Every Time We Say Goodbye was played at the funeral of a dear friend, Summertime was the first time I worked with a singer, A Foggy Day was the first song I performed in public on the piano (aged 10), and of course Duke Ellington answered the unanswerable question ‘what is jazz’? (It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing).”
James Morrison is regarded as one of the finest musicians of his generation, with a distinguished career featuring collaborations with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie and Ray Charles, invitations to perform at the world’s great venues and for multiple US presidents and Queen Elizabeth II, and pioneering education work. His collaboration with the BBC Concert Orchestra continues with a performance at the BBC Proms in August 2017.
What: James Morrison with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
When: 2 & 3rd November
Where: The Sydney Opera House
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