Beloved Australian jazz singer and musician Vince Jones pays homage to two of Van Morrison’s most seminal albums, Astral Weeks – a poetic, mercurial blend of jazz, folk and blues – and the soul/jazz influenced Moondance. For one night only Vince has assembled some of the country’s finest musicians to form The Astral Orchestra, led by Musical Director Matt McMahon with special support act by local jazz heroes The New Cabal, and award winning guitarist James Muller.
Vince Jones has set the benchmark for Australian jazz across a 20 album international career, and his celtic/jazz/blues influence is perfect for two of contemporary music’s greatest works.
…only one in a hundred actually makes the grade [as a jazz singer]. In this country, Jones remains the benchmark John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
6:30-7pm - The New Cabal (Support act)
7:30-9:50pm - Vince Jones & the Astral Orchestra (Including interval)
Vince Jones - Vocals and Trumpet
Matt McMahon - Piano & Music Director
Ben Hauptman - Acoustic & electric guitar
Antony Floyde - Drums
Sam Anning - Bass
Tim Wilson - Saxophone & Flute
Eugene Ball - Trumpet
Karoline Kuti - Violin
Naomi Durston - Violin