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Gypsy jazz trio set to hit Bagtown Bar

Written by Friday, 04 March 2016 00:00

The cafes of Paris may be a long way from Griffith, but First Friday Live’s next performers will have its audience believing they’ve been transported to another time and place.

Specialising in gypsy jazz, The Date Brothers Trio are an experienced, world-class act with brothers Ian and Nigel Date on guitar, and Howard Cairns on double bass.

All three have decades of music playing experience, and with a recent resurgence in gypsy jazz, there’ll be plenty more gigs ahead.

In 2015, Ian and Nigel released an album alongside Ian Cooper and Tommy Emmanuel. Just Passing Through featured nine tracks of gypsy jazz, folk, and blues styles that highlighted the musicianship of each player.

The Date Brothers will be appearing at Bagtown Bar and Grill at 7.30pm on Friday 4 March where the intimate restaurant setting will suit the style of this trio to a tee. Guests can choose between a special menu and a range of canapés on the night.

First Friday co-founder Livio said, “When it comes to acoustic and gypsy jazz, these guys are in a league of their own. Their musicality, passion and style are why people love to see them play.”

Livio added, “It was refreshing to see so many new faces at our last event and the First Friday Live crew are gearing up for another unique and entertaining act. Anyone with an appreciation of acoustic will be enthralled by the original arrangements and mesmerising melodies.”

So you don’t miss out, you can get your tickets at Lesley's of Griffith and Beelbangera General Store until Friday. Or rock up on the night where tickets are available for $15 at the door. The regular lucky door prizes and raffles will be back with prizes to be won.

To learn more about First Friday Live visit http://www.firstfridaylive.com.au and facebook.com/FFLGriffith or call Livio Mazzon on 0428 235 871.               

http://datebrothers.com/ for more information about The Date Brothers

http://www.exies.com.au/dining/bagtown-bar-grill.aspx for more information about the venue.

Sharon Halliday

Mobile: 0419 217 112

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Anyone with an appreciation of acoustic guitar and gypsy jazz will have a chance to hone their skills this weekend from the best in the business.

The First Friday Live crew has secured Ian Date of The Date Brothers Trio to share his knowledge, skills and experience to musical hopefuls eager to learn from these well-travelled musicians.

The Date Brothers Trio features brothers Ian and Nigel Date on guitar, and Howard Cairns on double bass. Ian will be conducting the three-hour workshop on Saturday 5 March at Griffith North Public School hall from 10am. Cost is $65 and bookings are essential. Call Livio Mazzon on 0428 235 871 to secure your spot. 

First Friday Live is on tonight showcasing the musical talents of The Date Brothers Trio at Bagtown Bar and Grill at 7.30pm. Guests can choose between a special menu and a range of canapés on the night.

Tickets are still available at Lesley's of Griffith and Beelbangera General Store, or at the door for $15. The regular lucky door prizes and raffles will be back with prizes to be won. 

Visit www.facebook.com/FFLGriffith or call Livio Mazzon on 0428 235 871.               

More information about Ian Date’s Masterclass - Take your playing to the next level!

Topics covered will include:

  • Chord voicings
  • Soloing
  • How to unlock the the fretboard
  • How to play a melody and get it sounding great
  • Getting that Rhythm sorted
  • Physical relationship with the instrument sorted
  • How to think
  • What not to worry about
  • What to focus on
  • How to be great
  • Guitar advice; what to buy, the best set up.
  • Jazz concepts
  • Secrets of the Pro’s revealed
  • Gypsy jazz techniques and tricks

 

“If you are a beginner or a more advanced player or you feel your playing has reached a plateau and you need help in getting to the next stage of your development as a guitar player; I will give you the tools you will need. Bring a camera or recording device or just your brain. I will give you enough info to keep you busy and inspired. Don’t miss it. I have been playing the guitar professionally since 1975 and I know how to help you,” Ian Date.

Sharon Halliday

Mobile: 0419 217 112

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.