When artists col­lide

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they have never met, Aus­tralian blues gui­tarist Ray Bea­dle (pic­tured) and sul­try Cana­dian singer Jill Bar­ber are united by a shared love of jazz clas­sics. The two­some will join forces for a concert of jazz songs at Burleigh Un­der­ground Drum­mers on Satur­day for the Come Out Swing­ing Tour. Bea­dle, who has had more than 25 years in the mu­sic in­dus­try, says al­though he usu­ally sticks to funk and rock tunes, he was look­ing for­ward to branch­ing out into the jazz arena. ‘‘It (jazz) is some­thing I have al­ways loved lis­ten­ing to, and while there are jazz el­e­ments to what my band plays, it will be in­ter­est­ing to do some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent this time around,’’ he says. ‘‘I nor­mally play all orig­i­nals, but this show will have a lot more cov­ers, so peo­ple can en­joy all the clas­sics. I have never met Jill (Bar­ber), but she is fly­ing in this week so I will get to meet her and we will hope­fully get a lit­tle bit of a prac­tice in to­gether so we can col­lab­o­rate on a few songs on stage.’’ Ray Bea­dle and The Hightones will also show­case the West Coast jump blues style of the US in the ’50s and ’60s, pay­ing homage to Hol­ly­wood Fats, Ju­nior Wat­son, Kid Ramos, Lyn­wood Slim, Igor Prado, Alex Schultz and Lit­tle Char­lie Baty. Bar­ber will per­form mu­sic from Ella Fitzger­ald and Edith Piaf.

Come Out Swing­ing Tour plays Burleigh Un­der­ground Drum­mers on Satur­day. Visit oztix.com.au

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