Ingrid James & Trudy Kerr with the Backing of John Reeves, Joe & Pat Marchisella
Two Australian jazz singers, Ingrid James and Trudy Kerr, who formerly sang together in Brisbane 20 years ago -- One moved to London in the 90s, studied at Guildhall and now, has 9 recordings to date on the Jazzizit label (Trudy) and hailed as one of the UKs most polished singers by The Times -- the other, Ingrid, an award -- winning jazz vocalist and educator in Queensland described by Sydney Morning Herald as a "Fearless and Gifted Jazz Singer", stayed in Brisbane, studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and has 6 recordings to date. A REUNION album was a long, cherished ambition for the two Jazz singers based on opposite sides of the planet, and finally it was realised with a recording made over 2 days in London in July 2009.
Reunion brings vocalists Trudy Kerr and Ingrid James together displaying an exceptional balance of interpretation and musicianship. They deliver an eclectic selection of Jazz, Latin and folk songs by composer such as Chick Corea, Bob Dorough, Baden Powell and Carole King. With a fresh approach, they bring new life to the songs and sing together, as a duet should be sung yet each of them having room to shine....
Trudy and Ingrid laid down the albums thirteen tracks at the Clowns Pocket Studios in Kent, UK. Song titles include a swinging version of This could be the start of something big. Inspired by Jon Hendricks Dancing on the Ceiling with a vocalese penned by Georgie Fame: Cry No More by Baden Powell and Soft Shoe based on the original Gerry Mullligan Quartet arrangement.
Trudy and Ingrid provided the words for the vocalese on Soft Shoe and the complete lyrics for Bud Powells A Little Crazy aka Un Poco Loco
Joe Marchisella (Drums)
With his Lord Mayors Scholarship, he went to study in USA at the New York Drummers Collective School.
Joe with Pat, were the rhythm section for the late Vince Genova Trio, James Morrison, Grace Knight, Don Lane, Ernie Watts, Anthony Warlow, Marina Prior and Don Burrows. Joe is also a James Morrison Award recipient.
John Reeves: (Pianist), graduated from the Royal College of Music, London in 1999, where he studied classical piano with Patricia Carroll and later Jazz piano with Steve Melling and Simon Wolfe. John and Ingrid also perform in the group 'The East Coast Ensemble' formed last year, who performed at the 2008 Speigel Tent Festival. John and Ingrid are working with the States most talented young performers on The Queensland Creative Generations Project, culminating performances at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Pat Marchisella (Double Bass)
Furthered his studies at Houston Uni. with legendary Francois Rabbath. Returning to Aus. He continued with post grad. studies at the Conservatorium of Music with Michael Morgan, whilst working with Orchestras all over Australia -- Qld Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony, Sydney Symphony, WA, & Tas. Known for his brilliant technique has toured with James Morrison, and other national jazz icons.
Currimundi Hotel/Motel Function room, 32 Buderim St.
On Sunday, 1st August 2010 - 2.30 pm -- 5.30pm
Cost: Jazz Club Members $20, Visitors: $25.
Bookings for Shows Are Essential! Contact Ted 5491.6017 or Helen 5438.1976 (Credit Cards)
Currimundi Hotel/Motel Function Room, Currimundi
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