BOB BARNARD WITH IAN DATE - "JUST MY LUCK" ALBUM LAUNCH
Expatriate Australian guitarist Ian Date teams up with the trumpet legend Bob Barnard to launch their new album. Ian has been living in Europe since 2002 and tours Australia every year. He was keen to get Bob into the studio and earlier this year they managed an afternoon’s recording. They decided on an intimate two guitar and double bass format for the project and are ably assisted in this endeavour by Nigel Date on acoustic guitar and Jonathan Zwartz on double bass. Don’t miss this rare and intimate jazz experience!
One of the great jazz trumpeters of Australia, Bob Barnard has generally favoured performing trad and pre-bop jazz. The younger brother of the fine drummer Len Barnard, he started playing jazz with a family band in 1947 and was in Len's group during much of the 1947-55 period. Barnard also led his own band and, after moving to Sydney in 1957, he worked with Graeme Bell and gigged locally. Barnard first came to the U.S. in 1978, where he was a hit at the Bix Beiderbecke festival in Davenport, Iowa, and has since appeared at a variety of American festivals. He debuted on records as a leader as early as 1952, made sets for Swaggie, Calligraph and Sackville (1995), among others, and also recorded with Ralph Sutton. Bob Barnard's excellent technique, solid tone and swinging style have made him a popular attraction in the trad jazz world.
Ian Date has been playing the guitar since he was a child and began his professional career in the mid 1970's. He has written music for TV and film, appeared on television, radio and theatre and played on more than 70 albums. He is rightly regarded as one of Australia's great guitar players. Ian has performed all over Australia and 37 other countries at various festivals and events. Equally at home on the acoustic and electric guitar, Ian's playing is firmly rooted in the jazz tradition. He has his own engaging style and he brings his intelligence, craft, musicality, skill and humour to all his projects. Critics have described his playing and performances as lyrical, endlessly inventive, masterful and his live performances as thoroughly entertaining. Since 2002 he has based himself in Ireland.
General Admission ticket buyers have an added option of purchasing The Basement's Plate & Glass deal on the following booking page.
The Plate & Glass meal includes one meal option with one glass of selected wine which will be made available at the Green Room Bar from the time doors open through to 10:30pm.
Plate and Glass meal and wine options are listed on the following booking page.
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2 course meal.
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Note it is not possible to join ticket holders together across ticket groups (meaning A Reserve ticket holders cannot sit with B Reserve etc).
Standard and Premium Beverage Packages are available by exclusive table service to Dinner & Show Ticket Holders for 3 hours from Doors. Beverage packages are available for purchase on the following booking page. *RSA and conditions apply
DOORS OPEN AT 7.00PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 8.45PM
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
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).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
The Basement has very limited accessibility for patrons with disabilities, however please contact the venue to ensure there is adequate availability for you to enjoy the show comfortably and they can advise on the recommended seating options.
RESTAURANT (GREEN ROOM BAR)
RESTAURANT HOURS ARE DEPENDENT ON SHOW
Please call The Basement to confirm opening times - (02) 9251 2797
SEATING MAP FOR DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
Please Note: tables cannot be joined together. Please ensure everyone you intend to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Unfortunately, Dinner & Show bookings are for a minimum of 2 people.
Specific table reservation is not available for this performance. It is the venue's decision as to which table you will be allocated. Whilst the venue would love to give everyone their preferred seats, it is not always possible. We ask that you respect this decision and enjoy the performance.