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Shades of Sax Blue – Jazz Up Late!
Monday 12 August, 2019 @ 9:00 pm$30 – $35
Part of the 2019 Newcastle Music Festival – Sax Blue with Jazz up late!
Hear the many shades of sound that are possible with a sax quartet. Leader Rod Barnes (baritone sax) joins with Craig Parish (Soprano/Alto/Bass saxes), Cameron Harker (Soprano/Alto) and Shane Landry (tenor) to lead you on a journey through sound. All are also members of the Dungeon Big Band. From laughs and chuckles to deep moods, there is so much to experience from these seemingly brash instruments.
SAX BLUE enjoy playing a vast range of music styles from classical transcriptions to jazz tunes and novelty numbers. Over a period of 25 years, Sax Blue have learnt to exploit all the sounds of sax. Creamy, punchy and quirky sounds all serve in a repertoire that includes baroque and romantic arrangements, jazz standards such as Blue Monk, Body and Soul, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Good Bait and Down By the Riverside, and special tunes like Tiger Rag and Bohemian Rhapsody.
Sax Blue supported the internationally-known Dutch Swing College Band and is led by Rod Barnes, also leader for Dungeon Big Band and Pacific Palm Court Orchestra. Rod arranges much of the music for these groups.
Purchase tickets online at Trybooking
Full $35 / Conc. $30 / Child $15 / Family $80 (Early bird discount of $5 off these prices until 7th July)