September - Tropical Dance Sextet
Rome to Rio with the Tropical Dance Sextet
The first concert event after the successful Noosa Jazz Party
This concert was originally scheduled for June and postponed due to Covid restrictions we are now delighted to be able to welcome them to the Majestic Theatre for this fascinating musical alchemy between Italy and Brazil.
$25 for Members & $30 for Guests
Don’t miss this occasion to enjoy the sounds of Italy and Brazil in an afternoon of wonderful music.
Tropical Dance Sextet
The Tropical Dance Sextet features six members of Brisbane's Tropical Dance Orchestra:
Eddie Gazani, was born in Rio de Janeiro and spent much of his youth in Italy. A fine guitarist, singer, recording artist, composer and writer, Eddie is a master of the Brazilian/Italian musical cross-genre.
Kay Sullivan, plays an Italian Scandalli accordion and shows her sophisticated empathy with Brazilian and European popular music refined through many performances in choro, forró, bossa-nova and jazz manouche styles. For many years Kay was one half of Ewan MacKenzie’s Paris Dreaming duo playing gypsy jazz in the Django Reinhardt style.
Grace Rigby has a natural talent for singing in Latin styles. Her polished vocals are a result of her totally occupying a song; acting it out as well as delivering a very special vocal performance. She also sings with the UQ BIG BAND and recently with the Braben Jenner Hot Five.
Italian-born Roberto Fontana really makes his trumpet speak with his mellifluous, well-crafted sound and exciting solos, making it easy to understand why Roberto is such an in-demand performer in Brisbane and South-East Queensland.
Nico Iaia, originally from Brindisi, Italy, plays unpretentious, solid percussion and lends his rich vocals to three outstanding songs 'Come prima', 'L'Italiano' and 'Via con me'. An inventive player, Nico lays down an unencumbered and motivating rhythmic bed.
Double-bass player and musical arranger, Peter Freeman, has played with many of Australia's top jazz musicians in bands including the Caxton Street Jazz Band, Ewan MacKenzie's Swing Manouche, the Vintage Jazz and Blues Band, and the Braben Jenner Hot Five.