If you prefer your cymbals splashy and your bass lines bluesy then the crew at Mr Henderson have the perfect afternoon of jazz tunes for you.
One of two planned over the next few months, the event - entitled Not Quite, Jazz Night - will feature a combination of jazz-inspired music from local artists, some warming winter food, as well as a great range of craft beers and cocktails.
Mr Henderson’s Claire Hamlyn said the funky Sandgate venue loves variety in their live music and with a few of the owners known to enjoy a jazz tune or two, a Sunday jazz session seemed like an interesting idea.
“Jazz is something that hasn’t really hit Sandgate and we wanted to see if there was an appetite for a different style of music from some of our favourite artists,” she said.
“We have named it Not Quite, Jazz Night as it’s a Sunday afternoon and we’ll see some jazz-style covers of songs that wouldn’t traditionally be considered jazz.
“This will be our first time running a Sunday jazz session so we are very excited to see how it is received by the community and we really hope it takes off - it also gives us another way to support local artists.”
The afternoon will feature the musical stylings of talented duo Flow & Sparrow and special guests, as well as The Midnight Swim.
Flow & Sparrow vocalist Georgia Fullerton is no stranger to jazz, having performed in various ensembles since school.
Georgia now fronts her own band and is looking forward to bringing a touch of classy jazz (with a twist) to the Sandgate community.
“The owners of Mr Henderson approached me after a Flow & Sparrow performance and we got chatting about jazz music and the need for more of it in the area,” she said.
“Not Quite, Jazz Night is going to be a great afternoon with fun tunes you’ll recognise from both the radio and your favourite jazz record - a perfect mix of soothing guitar, smooth keys, sexy brass, and a whole lot of soul.
“Jazzy tunes, red wine, fun company - need I say more?”
For more information on the event visit Mr Henderson’s Facebook Page.
NOT QUITE, JAZZ NIGHT
July 21 and August 25 from 3pm
69 Brighton Road, Sandgate
P 3269 2496