JAMES MORRISON + Emma Pask

JAMES MORRISON + Emma Pask Tickets

9:30pm, Wed 22 December, 2010
The Basement, Sydney, NSW

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James Morrison thinks she's the real thing and the greatest gift to Australian jazz singing in a decade. Emma Pask is one of the hundreds of thousands who consider Morrison to be far and away Australia's most virtuosic and unrelentingly entertaining performers. A show with the two together is a Basement favourite with patrons always assured of an evening of mesmerising music, captivating performances, and no doubt a few laughs along the way.

Morrison's contributions to Australian jazz are innumerable. His clout as a multi-instrumentalist performer is evidenced in his recordings and performances around the world - from the great festivals of Montreaux, Pori, North Sea, Nice and Bern, to the Royal Albert hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, to the iconic clubs of New York, Paris and London, The Blue Note, Village Vanguard, The New Morning and Ronnie Scotts. He has played with luminaries such as Dizzy Gillespie, Cab Calloway, Woody Shaw, Red Rodney, George Benson, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Ray Brown and Wynton Marsalis, entertained the last two US presidents and featured in two Royal Command performances for Queen Elizabeth II.

Awarded the Order of Australia in 1997 for services to the arts at a youthful 36, Morrison is now undoubtedly one of Australia's greatest musical exports and cultural diplomats. His work as an educator and patron of the arts, along with his innate grasp of rapidly developing technologies have made him one of the most relevant teachers and producers today. His flamboyance and penchant for fast engines, on the road or in the sky have made him a household name, in particular as the new host of the national television show Top Gear Australia.

Over a decade ago on a regular round of schools he heard a voice that made him stop. The young Emma Pask sang with Morrisons band that night, and has done so ever since. Pask is a natural, with a swinging style made great by the classic jazz era of the forties, but with a sweet, unique and distinctive tone all her own.

Her stripes too have been earned with many performances around the world, including with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the New Zealand Philharmonic, Barbara Morrison, the WA Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Big Band in London and the Phillips International Jazz Festival amongst many others. She was an invited performer at Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's wedding and has remained a popular television regular through her career.

In the final stages of recording her third album, Pask now divides her time between Sydney and New York. With their available time to present a combined show ever diminishing, don't miss this one. James Morrison and Emma Pask together is a swinging, sensational, high calibre musical experience of the highest order.

http://www.jamesmorrison.com.au/
http://www.emmapask.com/

 

Gen. admission Standing tix: $25 + booking fee / $28 @ door if available
(purchase online at the bottom of this page)

Dinner & Show tickets: $73.80 per person  

Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and a 2 course meal (entree & main, 4 choices for each). Dinner & Show tickets are only available by phone.
Call the Basement Box Office to book on (612) 9251 2797 (Mon - Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm)

ALL PATRONS MUST BE OVER THE AGE OF 18
ONCE PURCHASED, TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE
(Applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. [All quoted prices include tax].
Restaurant Opening times: Mon to Fri: Lunch from midday to 2.00 pm, Dinner from 7.30 pm. Sat & Sun: Dinner from 7.30 pm
Bistro: Open til late for the best light meals, late night suppers and coffees in town.
Dress: Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion.
PLEASE NOTE DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM, MUSIC STARTS AROUND 9.30PM UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED UNDER THE DATE ABOVE.

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