Foundry 616, Sydney (MIDNIGHT SUN CD LAUNCH)
SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER
MIDNIGHT SUN CD TOUR:
Known for moving gracefully between traditional jazz and soulful blues with a powerful, yet sultry vocal resonance”, award-winning Queensland jazz vocalist, Ingrid James has joined forces with musical colleagues from Prague— internationally acclaimed Czech guitarist, Libor Smoldas, “one of the fastest-rising talents on the Prague jazz scene” (The Prague Post), Jakub Zomer (Hammond organ), known for his “roaring organ solos” (Downbeat Magazine); and guest drummer from Sydney, Cameron Reid.
They look forward to presenting songs from their new album “Midnight Sun”, including classic jazz (Great American Songbook), some Modern Jazz Standards, Brazilian jazz arrangements as well as fresh takes on songs from Billy Joel to the theme from Midnight Cowboy – “Everybody’s Talkin'”.
Come and join these artists on a night full of cool swing and warm bossa novas and sambas!
“I love her voice, her timbre, her phrasing, her flair for improvisation, the way she builds up a high note, the way she gives meaning to lyrics” – Nikos Fotakis, Editor, Australiajazz.net
“Ingrid James is the kind of musician that immediately draws you in. Her vocal tone is total ear candy; warm, round, and focussed and her music is deep and informed by a great many influences” – Nick Mancini, US Vibraphonist/Composer
Libor Smoldas (guitar, Prague)
Jakub Zomer (hammond, Prague)
Cameron Reid (drums)
CD launch - MIDNIGHT SUN @ The Foundry, Sydney