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An Evening of Vocal Jazz Artistry - Leigh Carriage & Tom Barton

JazzLab, 27 Leslie St, , Brunswick VIC 3056

https://jazzlab.club The Jazzlab dedicates itself to promoting and developing live jazz as an artform as it’s mantra. An Evening of Vocal Jazz Artistry is a six week series of collaborative performances by Australian vocalists, curated by Chris McNulty. April 24th - Gian Slater/Joshua Kyle May 2nd - Julie O'Hara/Olivia White May 9th - Michelle Nicolle/Anita Wardell May 16th - Amelia Evans/Jade Talbot May 23rd - Ben Gillespie/Louisa Rankin May 30th - Leigh Carriage//Tom Barton

Leigh Carriage Quintet

Doo-Bop Jazz Bar, 101 Edward St, , Brisbane City

Leigh Carriage celebrates the launch of ‘Weave’ turning a corner and opening a door into a whole other world of musical offerings on her new album. An exceptional and unique Australian voice, she weaves intriguing melodies and stories that take you on a compelling journey. Coupled with a gorgeous tone and wonderful intonation - she is without a doubt a leader in the upper echelons of the wonderful Australian jazz firmament. Her fifth album following on from the success of her highly acclaimed Mandarin Skyline. Ensemble: Helen Russell, David Sanders, Steve Russell, Matt Smith.

2017 Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival - Leigh Carriage

Brisbane Jazz Club, 1 Annie St, (07) 3391 2006, Kangaroo Point QLD

hursday 3 August -Sunday 6 August 2017.

Following the great success of our inaugural Festival in 2016 we are delighted to announce that the Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival will again take place from Thursday 3 August -Sunday 6 August 2017.

This year Festival Director – Ingrid James – will be able to use all the experience gained from our first event in creating an even more popular gathering of some of the finest jazz voices from Queensland, interstate and abroad.

Although jazz has its roots in the influence of the late 19th and early 20th century popular American musical forms, it was soon embraced in every other part of the world and especially in Europe. Almost every country has gone on to develop its own jazz ‘signature’ and so we are fortunate to have been able to secure one of the top vocal duos from Poland as our headline act this year.

The duo consists of Wojciech Myrczek (voice) and Paul Tomaszewski. (piano). Wojciech Myrczek was awarded 1st Best Male Jazz Vocalist in Poland (Jazz Press International Jazz Magazine). He also won the 1st Prize and The Public Prize of the 11th Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competitions in 2013.

Dorian Mode, Dan Barnett, George Washingmachine, Leigh Carriage, Dave Spicer, Melissa Forbes, Elly Hoyt, Steve Russell and Owen Newcomb.

Queensland Music Festival 'Songs That Made Me'

Mount Isa: 11 July 2017, Mackay: 13 July 2017, Gladstone: 15 July 2017

Songs That Made Me will bring together some of Australia’s finest songstresses to discover and nurture local female talent in Mackay, Mount Isa and Gladstone. Designed to empower and support female singer-songwriters, the program involves a unique mentorship and performance experience alongside signature artists Deborah Conway, Clare Bowditch and Hannah Macklin.

This program will kick off in June when the selected singer-songwriters from each region will participate in a mentoring workshop in their hometown with Katie Noonan and music educator Leigh Carriage.

They will also receive mentoring from local talent: Megan Sarmardin in Mount Isa, Kristin Berardi in Mackay, and Hayley Marsten in Gladstone.

Tivoli, Brisbane: 16 July 2017

Leigh Carriage Ensemble: David Sanders, Helen Russell, Martha Baartz, Laura Taggart, Steve Russell, Toby Wren.

Byron Bay Theatre, 69 Johnson Street, Byron Bay

Featuring: Martha Baartz (saxophones), Steve Russell (piano), David Sanders (drums), Helen Russell (bass), Toby Wren (guitar) and Laura Targett (violin).

Leigh Carriage Ensemble: Paul Cutlan, Steve Russell, Cameron Undy, Oli Nelson, Carl Morgan.

Venue 505, 280 Cleveland St, , Surry Hills NSW 2010

Launching 'Weave' in Sydney with Paul Cutlan (saxophone), Steve Russell (piano), Oliver Nelson (drums), Cameron Undy (bass) and Carl Morgan (guitar).

Leigh Carriage Quintet: Danny Fischer, Carl Mackey, Steve Russell, Frank Di Sario, Stephen Magnusson.

Lebowskis, 16-22 Cross Street East Brunswick, Melbourne Victoria

Lebowskis: Shining a spotlight on the best and brightest in Melbourne jazz and improv. Danny Fischer (drums), Carl Mackey (saxophone), Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Steve Russell (piano) and Frank Di Sario (bass). Entry is only $10, or $5 (concession) to all gigs, unless otherwise specified.

LEIGH CARRIAGE ENSEMBLE Chris Tarr, Simon Jeans, Dylan Hooper, Steve Russell & Pete Jeavons.

The Ellington Jazz Club, 191 Beaufort St, , Perth WA 6000

Following up on her highly acclaimed “Mandarin Skyline” which drew a nomination for the 2014 Australian Bell Awards, this outing sees Carriage digging deeper into her past and drawing upon her vast knowledge of genres. Blessed with stunning crystal clear tone and pitch her nuanced delivery, masterful story and compositions mesh divinely, weaving stories ancient and new. There’s a timeless quality to her singing, likened to water flowing over river stones.

CD Celebration of my new album of original compositions with arrangements for string quartet and horn section 'Weave' Rhythm Section: Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Frank Di Sario (bass), Steve Russell (piano), Brendan Clarke (double bass) and Danny Fischer (drums). Horns: Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone), Carl Mackey (soprano saxophone), Angela Davis (alto saxophone), Tony Buchannan (alto 2 saxophone), Carlo Barbaro (tenor saxophone) and Phil Noy (baritone saxophone). * Mixed: Jim Kelly Tone Ranger Studio. ** Mastered: William Bowden - King Willy Sound Tasmania (Grammy award winner Gotye).

leighcarriage

Brisbane Jazz Club, 1 Annie St, Kangaroo Point , Brisbane QLD 4169

My parents were weavers; my father the repairer of broken toys, car engines and skinned knees, my mother weaved wools, fabrics and healing words, and weaved her magic in the soil. Much like them I too weave - melody and word, and together David, Thierry and Steve we weave songs. Joni Mitchell wrote we are 'condemned to wires and hammers, strike every chord that you feel'. Please come to an evening of music weaving combining wood, metal, muscle and wire. DAVID SANDERS (WOOD, METAL, PEDALS, SKINS 'N' STICKS) THIERRY FOSSEMALLE (WOOD and LONG WOUND WIRES) STEVE RUSSELL (WOOD, PLASTIC, WIRES, SPEAKERS and PEDALS) LEIGH CARRIAGE (METAL, WIRE, SPEAKERS and MUSCLES)

Leigh Carriage: Weave

Platinum Lounge, Lismore Workers Club, Lismore

My parents were weavers; my father wove wire in broken toys, car engines and cassette machines, and weaved healing on skinned knees, my mother weaved fabrics, wools and weaved her magic in the soil. Much like them I too weave - melody and word, and together with David, Thierry and Steve we weave songs. Joni Mitchell wrote we are 'condemned to wires and hammers, strike every chord that you feel'. Please come to an evening of music weaving combining wood, metal, muscle and wire.

DAVID SANDERS (WOOD, METAL, PEDALS, SKINS N STICKS) THIERRY FOSSEMALLE (WOOD and LONG WOUND WIRES) STEVE RUSSELL (WOOD, PLASTIC, WIRES, SPEAKERS and PEDALS) LEIGH CARRIAGE (METAL, WIRE, SPEAKERS and MUSCLES)

Aug31

Noosa Jazz Festival

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Festival Village Mainstage, Main and Hasting Street, Noosa, QLD

 

Age limit: All ages

Aug9

Dubbo Jazz Festival

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LAZY RIVER ESTATE , 29R Old Dubbo Rd, Dubbo, NSW

 

02 6882 2111 Age limit: All ages

Jun21

Martha Baartz Quintet

Brisbane Jazz Club, 1 Annie Street Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, QLD

 

Age limit: All ages

Apr20

Leigh Carriage Mandarin Skyline Album Launch

Brisbane Jazz Club, 1 Annie Street Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, QLD

Doors 6:30pm Music 7pm – 10pm
David Sanders (Drums), Steve Russell (Piano), John Hoffman (Trumpet),
Jim Kelly (Guitar) and Helen Russell (Bass).

$25/$20 and Free admission: for BJC Club members only Age limit: All ages

Mar23

Leigh Carriage Mandarin Skyline Album Launch

Byron Theatre, Johnson Street, Byron Bay, NSW

 

Steve Magnusson (Melb.) (Guitar), Scott Hills (Drums), Steve Russell (Piano), Jonathan Zwartz (Syd.) (Bass) and John Hoffman (Trumpet).

Age limit: All ages