ON Friday July 12, (two days before Bastille Day), the Boite World Music Cafe at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill will present a band with a truly gallic flavour: Peter Baylor’s enchanting gypsy swing ensemble, Ultrafox.
In the style and tradition of Django Reinhardt and the Quintette du Hot Club de France, Ultrafox brings a group of fine Melbourne Jazz musicians to this concert of Parisian Gypsy Jazz of the 20s and 30s. Elegant swing, tender jazz ballads, gypsy waltzes and hot rhythms make up their repertoire. The lead and rhythm guitars of Peter Baylor and Jon Delaney, and the double bass of Kain Borlase are complemented by the golden voice of Julie O’Hara and Michael McQuaid’s lyrical clarinet and tenor sax.
Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station Street, Box Hill . 8.00 pm
Entry $20; $15, concession; $10 under 25; Enquiries, Bookings: 9417 1983
From 7.30 onwards drinks and nibbles are available in the foyer. Best to get there early as there are no reserved seats and all programs at the Centre have a loyal local following.
The World Music Cafe is one of the arms of The Boite, (pronounced bwat I’m reliably advised) an organisation founded in 1979 to present music from many cultures, and with the slogan ” Music for a better world” .The Box Hill Community Arts Centre is one of four Boite venues in Melbourne which present local, interstate and overseas artists in intimate, acoustic, audience friendly concerts from March to November.
Another music programme which operates from the Box Hill Community Arts Centre is The Surrey Music Cafe which plays on the last Friday of each month, whilst The Boite World Music Cafe holds its concerts on the second Friday.
You can keep up to date on all these programmes by visiting the website http://www.bhcac.com.au/The-Boite–Surrey-Music-Cafe.html
Footnote: Boite: French for box,. slang for nightclub.