Bent­ley Quin­tet in con­cert

Sunshine Coast Daily - - LIFE -

THE Sun­shine Coast Jazz Club will pre­sent David Bent­ley on Oc­to­ber 14 with his ac­claimed band.

The David Bent­ley Quin­tet com­prises Bent­ley (pi­ano and vo­cals), An­drew Shaw (acous­tic bass), Nathan Gold­man (per­cus­sion), Ric Hal­stead (reeds) and An­nette Henry (vo­cals).

It’s a swing­ing, spir­ited and multi-faceted line-up that de­liv­ers orig­i­nal songs, re­vi­talised jazz stan­dards, cool blues and New Or­leans grooves.

Now based on the Sun­shine Coast, Bent­ley has many strings to his bow.

The award-win­ning pi­anist, for­merly of Brisbane, and his band mem­bers have backed many jazz lu­mi­nar­ies – among them the late great masters vi­bra­phon­ist Milt Jack­son, sax­o­phon­ist Phil Woods and vo­cal­ist Mark Mur­phy.

The group per­forms fre­quently at Brisbane Jazz Club and has ap­peared at many mu­sic fes­ti­vals, in­clud­ing the Queens­land Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, Cross­bows, the Val­ley Jazz Fes­ti­val, Brisbane Bi­en­nale and the re­cent Restrung Fes­ti­val (where they per­formed Bent­ley’s orig­i­nal ma­te­rial with a string quar­tet).

As a song­writer, Bent­ley is best-known in Britain as the author of In A Bro­ken Dream – a hit for his R&B group Python Lee Jack­son in the 70s (with Rod Ste­wart on vo­cals). The track re­cently re-en­tered the charts as a remix, reti­tled Ev­ery­day, for Har­lem rap­per Rocky A$ap.

Bent­ley has recorded sev­eral al­bums of orig­i­nal ma­te­rial un­der his own ban­ner. The lat­est, Ev­ery­day Songs, is avail­able via his web­site at www.david bent­ley mu­sic.com.au. The jazz club gig on Oc­to­ber 14 will be in the Pel­i­cans Room at Caloun­dra Power Boat Club, Golden Beach, from 2pm. Cost: mem­bers $20, non­mem­bers $25, se­niors/ U3A $22.50.

Book on 5444 7502 or 0403 405 420.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

World-renowned jazz man David Bent­ley.

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