The Date Brothers visit Melbourne

Ian Date

Ian Date

GYPSY jazz giant, Ian Date is making one of his welcome home visits from Ireland in November and early December, and with brother Nigel will present an array of performances.
We are lucky that two of these will be in Melbourne:

SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER at Czech House, 497 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne.
This concert begins at 8.30pm. Tickets $26/$24.
Or by phone to 0425 835 705 or 0403 947 836.
For this performance, the Date Brothers will join forces with legendary violinist Daniel Weltlinger and master bassist Howard Cairns to create a world class Hot Club quartet in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.
Here’s a sample of the quality of music you’ll hear, this time with George Washingmachine on violin rather than Daniel Weltlinger.    Ian Date, Howard Cairns, Nigel Date and George Washingmachine at OZManouche 07 play I Wonder Where My Baby is Tonight.

For a taste of Daniel Weltlinger’s magic, here’s a clip of him playing in Israel in 2009 with Lulu Swing (Lulo Reinhardt) with Swing de Gitanes.

Czech House

You may not have discovered Czech House as a venue before. It is a rare find even in multicultural Melbourne, hosting a variety of live music performances ranging from folk to jazz, gypsy to blues.
The venue has a bar, and for a pre-concert dinner there are a number of agreeable eating houses in the area.


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15 at 9.00 pm
At The Paris Cat Jazz Club, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne.
Bookings recommended $20/$15

Hetty Kate

Hetty Kate

The Quartet will be joined by the sensational jazz vocalist, Hetty Kate.

NOTE:  Hetty will also be singing on Saturaday 12 November at the Victorian Jazz Club 163 Carinish Road, Clayton. Telephone: 98553 3850 for bookings.

The Paris Cat has established a reputation as one of Melbourne’s premier contemporary jazz clubs and performing arts venues. It has launched the careers of many up and coming Australian  artists and hosted an array of outstanding international jazz concerts over the past 5 years.

Click here for a list of all the Date Brothers’ Australian gigs

AND FOR A Bit of biog if you don’t already know:
Ian was born in Northern New South Wales where he started playing professionally at 14. He moved to Sydney and carved out a very successful jazz career, playing with all the well-known names: Bob Barnard, George Golla, Tom Baker, Don Heaps, George Washingmachine, Janet Seidel etc. He has played all over the world, has made numerous television, radio, festival and concert performances, and is regarded as one of Australia’s great guitar players. He first started playing gypsy jazz as a teenager and ran several Hot Club style bands in Australia. He lived for a year in Holland where he met and played with some of the great gypsy jazz musicians. Since 2002 he has lived in County Cork, Ireland where he performs regularly, and makes frequent tours of Europe.

Nigel Date

Nigel Date

Nigel has worked as a guitar player for over 20 years. He has performed at major jazz festivals world wide including The Cork International Jazz Festival in Ireland, The Bay of Islands Jazz Festival in New Zealand, The Gypsy Guitar Festival in New Caledonia, Sydney Darling Harbour Jazz Festival and Wangaratta Jazz Festival, as well as numerous radio and TV appearances and 1000s of gigs around Australia with some of the country’s finest jazz musicians.

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