Hi everyone. My good buddies from Renoir’s Cat and I recently headed to the Brisbane Jazz Club to record a bunch of videos for our YouTube channel. I thought I’d add a couple to my blog for your listening pleasure. If you like the sound of these, you may like to keep an eye on our Facebook page for more video, audio and news.
Hi everyone. A long time between posts I know, but here is something I have been working on recently. This is a lovely bossa nova piece by A.C. Jobim, called ‘Corcovado’. It’s also known as ‘Quiet Night of Quiet Stars’. I hope you enjoy it.
Hi everyone. I have begun the process of recording some short videos of some of my favourite jazz standards, which I have arranged for solo guitar. Only two so far (although one arrangement combines two songs, so I guess that might count as three). I hope you enjoy them. More to follow soon. Cheerio, Michael.
From time to time, I am lucky enough to play a gig with Brisbane vocalist Trina Lincoln and her band Held To Ransom. These pics are from a 2015 gig we did, and I’ve been meaning to share them on the blog for some time now. I think the black and white pics capture the feel of the gig best. I’ve left them untitled as they pretty much speak for themselves. I hope you like them.
Hi everyone. This Thursday evening, 20 November, we – that is, Renoir’s Cat – will be back at the QUT Theatre playing some great jazz for their Season 2014 Launch Party. This is always a great gig, in a wonderful location overlooking the gardens. Take a look here for the booking details. It’s the theatre’s 10th birthday so it should be a fun night. Hope to see you there.
This Saturday night, 1 November, I’ll be gigging with my musical buddies in the New Groove Jazz Ensemble at Buddina on the Sunshine Coast. This is a great band with an awesome sound that you can only get from a large (18 piece) ensemble. We’ll be playing at the Kawana Community Hall at Nanyima St, Buddina. Most of our gigs are in Brisbane, and this is our first performance on the Sunny Coast – can’t wait. The Sunshine Coast Jazz Club’s Facebook page has all the details.