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James Morrison Big Band- CANCELLED

Twilight at Taronga presented by Mastercard presents

James Morrison Big Band- CANCELLED

6:00pm, Fri 4 February, 2022

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TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REFUNDED 

It’s with a heavy heart that Taronga announces the cancellation of the 2022 Twilight at Taronga Concert Series.

This decision was not made lightly and takes into account both the safety of our concert guests, staff, artists, crew and broader community, as well as our ability to deliver an experience that meets the expectations of our guests who have purchased tickets.

We are extremely proud of the Twilight at Taronga experience which is renowned for its unique and energetic space. Regrettably, with the current public health measures in place and largely sold out shows that would see guests in close proximity and unable to socially distance, our event space does not comply with the current requirements for a COVID-safe event.

Taronga is a passionate and long-term supporter of the live music industry, with 2022 set to be Twilight at Taronga’s 26th year. As devastating as this is, the health and wellbeing of the whole community remains paramount.

We would like to thank all of the Twilight, and Taronga community, for their support and look forward to coming back with another unforgettable series when the circumstances allow.
  Taronga is a not-for-profit organisation with a vision to secure a shared future for wildlife and people. Events like Twilight at Taronga not only provide revenue to support Taronga’s vital conservation work in Australia and around the world, but also connect guests with wildlife and the pressing challenges they face such as this year’s support of Taronga’s Litter Free Oceans campaign.

Although the series will not be going ahead this year, you can make a donation here. Any donation made today will allow Taronga to continue to support initiatives such as Litter Free Oceans, as well as continue to breed threatened species, carry on vital scientific research and deliver conservation programs here in Australia and across the globe.
 
 Taronga Zoo remains open for day guests to visit, and to connect with and learn more about wildlife.


We're always pleased to welcome back one of Twilight at Taronga's long-standing favourites, James Morrison Big Band.

Join us on this feel-good evening with the incomparable James Morrison and his big band for a swinging time at the zoo. With hits from Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and many more.

Known globally for his sheer brilliance as a jazz musician and an all-round entertainer, Ray Brown called him "The Genius" but Wynton Marsalis said it best: "Man, James Morrison can play!".

Bursting onto the international stage at age 16, James performed at Europe's major festivals and has played with many legends of jazz including Dizzy Gillespie, Cab Calloway, Woody Shaw, Red Rodney, George Benson, Ray Charles, B.B. King and Ray Brown. James has also played gigs in the world's most famous jazz clubs - The Blue Note, Village Vanguard and Dizzy's in New York, the New Morning in Paris, The Tokyo Blue Note and Ronnie Scott's in London.

James Morrison's career hasn't been typical of most jazz musicians. He recorded Jazz Meets the Symphony with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lalo Schifrin, and has performed concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Royal Command Performances on two occasions for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. James has also been invited to perform for US Presidents Bush, Clinton and Obama.

James has guested with many great artists as diverse as jazz superstars Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones and rock legends INXS.