Multi ARIA award winning artist, Kate Ceberano, has been in the business for over 35 years - writing and performing both jazz and pop music - with seven Platinum and seven Gold albums to her name.
Kate first came to prominence in the mid-80’s as a 15-year-old sensation fronting pop funk band, I’m Talking. Five consecutive hit singles and a Platinum debut album, “Bear Witness”, led to a swag of awards for both the band and Kate. After launching her solo career, she took out Best Female Artist at the '88 and '89 ARIA awards with her triple Platinum album “Brave”, nominated as ARIA Album of the Year. In 1992, Kate hit the stage to perform the role of Mary in “Jesus Christ Superstar”. The show’s star-studded cast toured nationally, performed over 80 arena shows and the album was the biggest hit of the year earning four times platinum status.
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Voted Australia’s best Big Band drummer, his big band “Swing City” was selected to open the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Throughout his career John Morrison and his many groups have headlined every major event and festival in Australia.
As the eldest of the Morrison family, John has spent much of his musical life playing and recording with his younger brother James Morrison. At age 8, John began playing cornet in the school brass band and by the age of 10 had built his first drum set from pots and pans. In these early few years he played many different instruments and styles but jazz drumming was to be his calling.
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This Sydney Function Band performs a great mix of Cool Swing and Classic Soul with a touch of class and lots of energy.
With influences from the greats of the Las Vegas show lounges such as Bobby Darin and Louis Prima to the Motown/Soul era where so much good music was produced, this band is stylish and energetic, performing every song with a passion for the music.
The Djangologists were formed in 2014 by Chris Higgins and Hamish Reid. They are a quintet that performs music inspired by Django Reinhardt while adding their own twist! (clarinet/saxophone, trombone, 2x guitar, double bass)
The band have performed throughout NSW and interstate, supporting some of the best local acts including Cameron Jones, Gadjo Guitars and The Gypsy Jazz Project (ACT). They have also appeared at several festivals including the Manly Jazz Festival, Newcastle Jazz Festival and The Entrance Winter Blues & Jazz Festival.