Jazz duo show up at Bond

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE 'N' LOUD -

AUS­TRALIA’S best big band drum­mer, John Mor­ri­son, and jazz singer Jacki Cooper know how to bring swing­ing sounds to life.

The hu­mor­ous cou­ple will cel­e­brate the fi­nale of Live at Bond – Bond Univer­sity’s free mu­sic se­ries – with the Gold Coast Youth Or­ches­tra and Gotta Swing dancers this week­end.

From tra­di­tional jazz and swing to Be­bop, R’n’B, soul and com­mer­cial jazz rock, Mor­ri­son and Cooper’s mu­si­cal re­sumes are tes­ta­ment to their tal­ents.

Mor­ri­son played the open­ing of the Sydney 2000 Olympics with his band Swing City and younger brother James. A gifted ed­u­ca­tor, pro­ducer and pa­tron of youth bands and orchestras, Mor­ri­son has played with artists from all over the world in his 30-year ca­reer.

A reg­u­lar on the Aus­tralian jazz scene since 1990, Cooper’s cel­e­brated vo­cals have taken her to the US, Europe, Rus­sia, Scan­di­navia, Viet­nam and China.

As well as a swag of live mu­sic, the Live at Bond au­di­ence can check out a vin­tage surf­board dis­play from Surf World Gold Coast, a mini out­door mu­seum of lo­cal his­tor­i­cal im­ages and a dis­play of clas­sic cars.

Live at Bond plays ADCO Am­phithe­atre, at Bond Univer­sity, Robina, on Sun­day from 3pm. Free en­try.

Jazz mu­si­cal mates Jacki Cooper and John Mor­ri­son lead the charge for the fi­nal Live at Bond free mu­sic se­ries show for the year.

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