Vince Jones Live Over 3 Nights!
If there was one voice in Australian jazz more recognized than any other, it would be that of Vince Jones. Our leading vocalist, interpreter, trumpet player and composer has entertained and informed us for decades with his elite group of musicians including Eastside’s very own Matt McMahon on piano.
Australia’s leading jazz vocalist, Vince is also a remarkable interpreter and composer of songs in a contemporary jazz style – a style that appeals equally to listeners and his musical peers. As a vocalist he resists showing off technique to the detriment of feel – he’s confident in his musical literacy and sings like there’s nothing to prove. It’s a refreshing approach that gives us, the audience, the chance to be really moved.
Vince Jones also plays trumpet and over the years his style has developed a distinctive reserve and subtlety – he plays a little less and draws a good deal more from it than he did in earlier days. A brief, thoughtful solo from Vince is worth a hundred notes played with less discretion.
Songs co-written with some of the Australia’s finest musicians – Barney McCall, Doug De Vries and Paul Grabowski; songs from the Great American songbook and songs from recent departures Mose Allison and Leon Russell. And as always, exciting players – in this case, Matt McMahon (MD/piano), James Hauptman (drums) and Karl Dunnicliff (bass).
Who: Vince Jones
When & Where:
Thursday November 28 @ The Brass Monkey
Friday November 29 @ Club York
Sunday November 30 @ Manly Leagues Club