KJ Promo - Ken Jacob World Music Promotions
6:00pm, Sat 30th June, 2012
Tallebudgera Valley Community Hall, QLD
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NO MORE PRE-SALE tickets - tickets NOW AT DOOR Concert $20, worksop $30 or $40 for both
Juzzie Smiths music has the feeling of freedom pulsing from within it. As you listen you feel the joy and playfulness that makes Juzzie so loved by people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Using a combination of keyboard, guitars, harmonica and percussion (all played with mind-blowing mastery by Juzzie) his unique music embraces elements of the blues, folk, groove and roots. But above all its feel-good music that soothes the soul and makes the heart sing.
Juzzie has just released a brand new CD "Live @ The Zamia Theatre" on 21st June 2012.
Previous to this album was "Taking Time Out". As Juzzie grows so does his music in a beautiful way. This album marks the journey of this virtuoso music man's quest to find integrity, love and balance in his art and life. As a young father and tired of late nights on the pub circuit Juzzie made a conscious decision to take his music to the people and the streets, by busking mostly at local markets on NSW north coast. Each time he played, the crowds got bigger. He has gone on to become a true grassroots phenomenon, selling over 60,000 CDs, and is now a festival circuit favourite, loved for his energetic and awe-inspiring live performances. His story is perfectly told in the albums delightful opening track La La Juzzies deep resonant voice, his gorgeous guitar picking, bluesy harmonica and sublime melodies setting the tone for a stunning album. There are lush, evocative instrumental tracks like Gentle Ways or Dreaming and a surprising blues slide version of Waltzing Matilda. There are more groove-based tracks like the driving, stomp box blues of Be Love, the rhythmic shuffle of Find Our Way or sweet pop in The Keys. Also the beautiful hymn to surfing Ride On which seems custom made for a sun-drenched, endless summer surf film.
I spent over a year working on this album and it was a beautiful flowing journey. It all started with setting up my own home studio. I learnt how to create the sounds I felt the songs needed. Having my own studio gave me the freedom to record only when I felt clear and play-full. My favorite time to record was between 4am-6am when everything was so still and our kids were still dreaming. A huge part of music is energy, how you feel and live all goes into the recordings. When you listen to this album, take some time out to feel life and live it with love, says Juzzie.
Concert cost: $20 at door, children under 13 Free.
Doors open: 5.30pm
Concert: 6pm till 8.30pm
Workshop: 3- 4.30pm Harmonica lessons & becoming a one-person band Bring a Key C harmonica if you have one or there will be some available for $15. This course is a lot of fun and will show you how to make the harmonica your pocket buddy for life. All ages are welcome and no musical knowledge needed. Just breath while Juzzie shows you the rhythms to put with your breath. Learn how to play blues licks, sound like a train and so much more. Juzzie will also show how he creates his one-man band and share some of his techniques and play-full ways.
Harmonica lessons CD 'Press Play & Blow Away' is a great guide to learning the harmonica. This cd will be available at the course
Workshop cost $30
NO MORE PRE-SALE tickets - all tickets NOW AT DOOR Concert $20, workshop $30 or $40 for both
This is a non alcohol all ages event with delicious food & drinks available