The Ku-ring-gai Big Swing Festival is an open air festival on the St Ives Showground on Saturday 28th March from 5:00pm – 10:00pm. The festival will celebrate classic big band music from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s.
Organised by Ku-ring-gai Council, this should be a fitting end to summer. ‘kick back’ on your picnic rug and see the fantastic line up of talent performing some the best loved Swing Music. Tickets are general admission, so you will need to get there early to secure your spot. With eight of Australia’s finest performers, two 16 piece Big Bands it should be a great evening of music.
Special Guest James Morrison
James Morrison is, by anybody’s standard, a virtuoso in the true sense of the word. Besides the trumpet, this multi-instrumentalist also plays piano, all the brass, saxophones, and double bass. At the age of six he began on piano, at seven, he was given his first brass instrument, at nine he formed his first band.
The Sydney All Star Big Band
The Sydney All Star Big Band was formed in 1990 by leading Australian trumpet player Ralph Pyl and is Australia’s most recognized big band. Bringing together sixteen of the finest jazz, big band and session musicians in the Australian music scene, the band quickly caught the attention of jazz enthusiasts
Todd McKenney and Lucy Maunder
I am so thrilled to be involved in The Big Swing. I have been a huge fan of swing music and dance ever since I can remember and to have the chance to perform on stage in front of such a wonderful orchestra and celebrate all things ‘swing’ is so exciting.
‘The Best of Tom Burlinson in Concert’ is the culmination of a string of highly successful musical performances and productions from one of Australia’s best loved stars of stage and screen. Tom first shot to stardom in the ‘80s when he was cast in the title role in the box office hit, The Man from Snowy River.
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