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Sept 15 - Trio Agogo at the Paris Cat
Friday Sept 15, 7pm
Trio Agogo at the Paris Cat Jazz Club
Trio Agogo return to the Paris Cat for a night of fiery choro, featuring saxophonist Ben Carr. Check out this video of us in the studio with Ben, recording one of Paul's great tunes. Doors open 6:30pm Bookings recommended.
June 10 - Jobim's Masterpieces, Melb Int Jazz Fest
Saturday June 10
Vince Jones, featuring Doug de Vries
Part of the 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival
After the stunning sold-out success of "Jobim" at the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Australia’s leading jazz vocalist, Vince Jones, brings this tribute to the 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Guitar virtuoso Doug de Vries features, as well as being musical director for this concert of works from the iconic Brazilian composer, pianist and songwriter, Antônio “Tom” Carlos Jobim.
A founder of the bossa-nova style, Jobim’s 1965 mega-hit The Girl from Ipanema fuelled the craze for Brazilian-inspired music that swept the world. The genius behind some of the world’s biggest jazz and pop hits of all time, Jobim has been an enduring influence on subsequent generations, and was much admired for his collaborations with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz and João Gilberto.
Joining Jones and de Vries will be Jones' long-time collaborator Matt McMahon (piano), as well as members of Panorama Brasil.
Dec 17 - Trio Agogo at Paris Cat
Saturday December 17, 7pm - Trio Agogo at Paris Cat
Brazil on Fire is an exciting collaboration between two of Melbourne’s great exponents of Brazilian music.
Trio Agogo have been performing since 2009 and features master percussionist Al Kerr and Guitarists Adam May and Paul Carey. These players have featured in Doug de Vries’ legendary groups and have forged their own groups which have toured nationally and been invited to international festivals. Ben Carr is well known in Australia as a saxophonist of great virtuosity and originality. He leads his own trio and is a prolific composer. This collaboration brings together the powerful swinging grooves of the rhythm section as the bed for Carr’s explosive improvisations. The material is comprised of standard repertoire which has been reinterpreted within this group and original contemporary compositions inspired by Brazil and beyond. Online bookings here.