Head down memory lane at tribute show
CHET Baker is regarded as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 21st century and now Coast residents will have a chance to hear some of his most memorable pieces with a special tribute show at The Bison Bar.
With his matinee idol looks, smoky voice and smokier horn, Baker was the caucasian lothario voice of a generation, and though his life ended tragically and far too soon, his legacy lingers long in the jazz pantheon.
Baker shot to fame in the 1950s for his trumpeting talent, playing early gigs with jazz luminaries like Stan Getz and Charlie Parker.
He later joined the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, which had a hit with a dreamy version of My Funny Valentine.
Simon Drew and the Old Bay Road trio, comprising of Rohan Somasekaran (piano), Murray Donald (guitar) and John Smallcombe (bass), will pay tribute to the the undying memory of Baker in a gorgeous collection of west coast jazz standards.
With hits such as My Funny Valentine, There Will
Never Be Another You and Embraceable You, the crowd is set for a trip down memory lane.
The Tribute to Chet Baker will be presented at The Jazz Sessions on Saturday August 25 at The Bison Bar, Nambour at 2pm.
Tickets are $20 and can be booked online or purchased at the door, but bookings are recommended to be assured of a seat.
To book tickets, visit stickytickets.com.au.
For more information, call Robyn Brown on
0403 152 397.
TRIBUTE MAN: Simon Drew is a jazz vocalist and trumpeter will lead the tribute show.