Date and Washingmachine get together @ Queenscliff

Ian Date and George Washingmachine

Diana Allen of Jazz Australia announces a great jazz reunion which will take place at the Uniting Church, Queenscliff on Sunday,  11 November.

Celebrated jazz violinist George Washingmachine will reunite with his long time musical collaborator, the great jazz guitarist Ian Date.  These two popular musicians had a high profile in partnership at jazz festivals throughout Australia, Europe and Asia for many years, and made regular appearances on the Ray Martin Show . Following Ian’s migration to County Cork, Ireland in 2002, this collaboration came to an end.  Since then the two musicians meet rarely, so this will be a joyous occasion.

Here a youthful George and Ian play “I’ll See You In My Dreams” supported by Tony Burkeys on rhythm guitar and Natalie Morrison on bass sometime in the early 1990s.

On November 11 when George flies in from Sydney to join Ian Date and his brother Nigel on second guitar, along with the great Melbourne bassist Howard Cairns, it will be a ‘hot time in the old town tonight’!  There will be plenty of hot gypsy music in the Django Reinhardt/Stephan Grappelli style a la the famous Quintet of the Hot Club of France, along with a little swing and their great classic jazz repertoire.

On one of the few more recent occasions that these two talented musicians have played together, here the same lineup as you will hear on 11 November plays at the 2007 OzManouche Festival in Brisbane. “I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight” is the tune, recorded for the first time by Django Reinardt in 1939.

This will be the last Jazz Australia event for 2012, and a lovely way to wrap up another successful jazz year.

Show time is 5.30pm for 6pm. Tickets are $50 which includes delicious finger food. Drinks at below bar prices will be available. Payment by cheque or bank transfer to CBA Hawthorn. BSB 063 138. Account No. 1001 3193
Telephone Diana Allen, Jazz Australia for bookings: 5258 3936.

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