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Sassafras @ Lions Park
1 June 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Jessie Gordon – voice / Adrian Galante – clarinet / Lachlan Gear – guitar / Aaron Deacon – guitar / Pete Jeavons – bass
Gypsy Jazz hails from 1930s Romany camps outside Paris to the clubs of New York with a strong guitar influence. This supremely talented band will transport you to the cobbled streets of Montmartre and you’ll leave with a swing in your step.
Formed in mid 2015, Sassafras has now established a reputation as one of Perth’s premier gypsy jazz groups. Combining toe-tapping swing, breakneck gypsy classics, wistful french ballads and re-worked jazz standards in a vibrant and engaging mix of acoustic music, performed with the dazzling virtuosity and passion that is intrinsic to the gypsy jazz tradition.
Featuring music from composers such as Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf, Cole Porter, Serge Gainsbourg and Jacques Brel (to name only a few), Sassafras has sold out numerous gigs at the Ellington Jazz Club as well as other venues such Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den, The Kidogo Arthouse, The Paddlesteamer Decoy, The Mundaring Weir Hotel, The Duke of George, Malt Supper Club and Juniper Studio (Darlington)..
Jazz by the Bay’s concerts On the Green provide world-class musical performances … for free!
These curated public concerts, held on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June from 10am to 4pm, are made possible thanks to support from the City of Busselton, Lotterywest and Tourism Western Australia. No tickets or bookings required.