Jazz duo show up at Bond
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.