3 day June Jazz Long Weekend - Live Music at the Tathra Hotel.
Fri 7th 5:30 - 8:00pm with ROBBIE MANN
Sat 8th 4:00 - 7:00pm with Robbie Mann & The Parlour Social
Sun 9th 4:00 - 7:00pm with PORTERHOUSE FESTIVAL ALL STARS
< Friday 7th >
Robbie Mann. Robbie Mann is an exciting young stride pianist who hails from the Blue Mountains. After completing a degree in classical music he turned his attention fully to early jazz, specialising in ragtime and stride piano styles. In the short time since, Robbie has garnered a reputation as one of Australia's foremost emerging talents. He has performed with some of Australia's most acclaimed trad jazz instrumentalists, within the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, in bigband formats as well as fronting his own jazz band, 'The Parlour Social’ Debut Solo Album soon to be released.
< Saturday 8th >
Robbie Mann & The Parlour Social
Experience the explosive riffs, beguiling counterpoint and visceral stomping beats of Canberra based traditional jazz band - The Parlour Social - helmed by young stride piano specialist Robbie Mann.
Their style has been roughly hewn from the rocks of early 20th century dance music and lovingly honed to precision. The ballads are thick and grimy, the dance numbers burn white hot with rhythm and the melodies are splendidly seductive.
< Sunday 9th >
Bob Porter. (clarinet & saxophone) Some years with Down South jazz Quartet. Playing Jazz Fests in Manly, Thredbo and Norfolk Island. Toured Germany and Edinburgh with ‘Madam Pat ‘Thompson. Lately with ‘Jazz Alley’ playing for gigs and festivals around Narooma and at the Tathra Pub. Also playing with Wollongong Band ‘Captain Bob’s Stationhouse 7.
John Moffatt. (sousaphone) Original member sown South jazz Band. Played with DSJQ at Manly, Thredbo and Norfolk island.
Peter Poole. (trombone & trumpet) has performed at many jazz clubs and festivals over the years including Brisbane, York WA, Canberra, Orange, Parkes, and Merimbula. Bands have included Cornerhouse, Capt Bob's Stationhouse 7, Jazz'em and Jazz Alley.
John Roche. (drums) R.A.N Band for 8 years, Concert and TV performances throughout Australia and overseas, Played with The Clarrie Finlay Big Band in Melbourne, Moomba Festival (1960’s). Sydney Club scene during 1970’s, Four years as the House Band Revesby Workers Club. the South Played with The Bay Show Band, Jazz Inc, Sorta Brass, Second Time Around, Tuna Free Dolphins, Jazz Alley.
Plus Festival Guests.