A music series celebrating Geelong's strong jazz culture in concerts featuring some of the regions best established and emerging talents.
This second soiree will feature Wayne Jury – a renowned Geelong-based vocalist and guitarist. We will be accompanied by some of Geelong’s emerging Jazz talents including Jacob West (Guitar) and Michael Tinta (Alto Saxophone).
“Wayne Jury is one of the best blues singers in this country.”
Michael Smith, Drum Media Sydney.
Wayne Jury is more than blues. Recognised as a multitalented tunesmith (signed as ‘House Writer’ and artist to the legendary J Albert and Son Publishing, home of ACDC, Rose Tattoo, Easybeats since 1994.) His versatility as a performer sees him at ease with ensembles or solo, delving deep into soul, jazz, and rock to combine these genres with his distinctive voice, style, and performance.
The event is hosted by Callum Watson.
Callum Watson is an ambassador for young Australian jazz and classical talent, a well-established pianist and composer, and a prolific producer spanning across jazz, classical and theatre.
In addition to winning the Margaret Schofield Scholarship for composition, Watson has won a variety of awards including from Melbourne Fringe Festival, state and local governments and internationally from orkest de ereprijs (NL).
As a composer, Callum has written original scores for nine theatre productions including one musical and also has a diverse portfolio of concert works which have been played by ensembles internationally.
Critics see Callum “as one of Australia’s most exciting composers and pianists”.