The Saruzu Quartet

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  • Location: The J, Noosa Junction 4567 Queensland

The infectious quartet, formerly known as SARS, brings back their fiery flamenco--tango-jazz to The J @Noosa and The Lake @Kawana by popular demand. The Saruzu Quartet's interpretations of the rich harmonies of Argentine tango, the wild improvisations of gypsy jazz combined with the fire and grace of flamenco, are simply exhilarating.

Although the group has been going strong since May of 2000, they've only been called The Saruzu Quartet since they did a tour to Japan in August 2007. Simone Pope, principal dancer and percussionist, explains "when SARS is translated into the Japanese script, you place vowels after the consonants, so we added our creative input and Voil SARUZU!!" "It means nothing and we love it" Pope concludes.

Evocative of a 1920s Paris cafe scene filtered through an edgy and contemporary sensibility, The Saruzu Quartet is a celebration of the musical passions of its members. Featuring the smooth tones of ferociously cool double bass player Andrew Shaw, laid back guitar virtuoso Andrew Veivers and renowned violinist Luke Moller the Saruzu Quartet reinvents tradition through their blend of captivating rhythms and artistic flair. Simone Pope's mesmerising flamenco dancing and percussion enhance the groups' tunes to create an exhilarating performance not to be missed.

As accomplished entertainers on the Australian festival circuit, including the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Brisbane Festival, the Noosa Longweekend, the Woodford Folk Festival and the Queensland Music Festival, The Saruzu Quartet is sure to leave their audience spellbound and clapping for more.

The Saruzu Quartet will be performing their infectious mix of flamenco/ jazz/ and just a touch of tango at The Lake -- Kawana, Friday 16th October and at The J in Noosa, Sat 17th October. The bar will begin serving drinks and snacks from 7pm. Tickets for this licensed and strictly 18+ event are only $20 and are available from the venues or online


Fri 16 Oct: The Lake -- Kawana 07 - 5437 1170 7pm bar, for 8pm start
Sat 17 Oct The J Noosa 07 - 5455 4455 7pm bar, for 8pm start
age group: strictly 18+
price: $20 incl. booking fee
bookings: Call the venues, or book online, or in person from the venues
genre: World Music / Spanish / Jazz / Tango

The J Noosa :
60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction
07 5329 6560
The J Noosa

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The J, Noosa Junction

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