International Jazz Day Weekend

Saturday 30 April is International Jazz Day, so—in the spirit of semantic rigour—we’re putting on an International Jazz Day Weekend: four days of even-jazzier-than-usual music on the lawns. Bring the kids, they love jazz.

 

FRIDAY 29 APRIL

Who? What? When? Where?

One of Us is Lying

 

Sumptuous, sultry (and maybe sexy) self-abandoned vocals and seductive string solos from a Northern Rivers duo. Something something serenade. 12–2PM Mona Lawns

 

Who? What? When? Where?
SRKO

 

Lush, textured, mildly-melancholic contemporary jazz. 2–4PM

Mona Lawns

 

SATURDAY 30 APRIL

Who? What? When? Where?

Dan Sulzberger Trio

 

Selections from the Great American Songbook and beyond.

12–1PM

Mona Lawns

 

Who? What? When? Where?

Nuha

 

Just three everyday witches performing magic and 'enchanting' arrangements of jazz and Latin songs. Nothing suss here.

1–2PM

Mona Lawns

 

Who? What? When? Where?
Nadira and Friends Big Band

 

Nadira and some former enemies take the stage in blazing big-band style for some hot swing and cool ballad-y tunes. 2–4PM Mona Lawns

 

SUNDAY 1 MAY

Who? What? When? Where?

Urshula Leung Trio

 

Avant-garde jazzy spins on classics and popular gems. Guitar, cello, vocals. 12–2PM Mona Lawns

 

Who? What? When? Where?
Julius Schwing Quartet

 

Two of the Tasmania's finest noodle/shredlords combine their guitar talents to create 'a twenty-fingered beast', backed by bass and drums. 2–3PM

Mona Lawns

 

Who? What? When? Where?
BrazJaz

 

Genuine samba jazz and Brazilian rhythms, blazing straight from Vila Isabel in Rio (and also Melbourne). 3–4PM

Mona Lawns

 

MONDAY 2 MAY

Who? What? When? Where?

Arman & Co

 

A Hobartian-by-way-of-Java, Arman is one of the finest bass-baritone crooners in the state, backed here by the cream of Hobart's jazz scene. 12–2PM Mona Lawns

 

Who? What? When? Where?
Good Vibes Quartet

 

Tasmania's leading vibraphone-centric jazz group. 2–4PM Mona Lawns