James Morrison Quartet. Up Close and Personal
James Morrison is, by anybody’s standard, a virtuoso in the true sense of the word.
Besides the trumpet, this multi-instrumentalist also plays trombone, piano,
saxophone and double bass.
At the age of six he started on piano, at seven he took up brass, at nine he formed his
first band and at thirteen he was playing professionally in nightclubs. His
international career developed just as quickly with a debut in the USA at the
Monterey Jazz Festival at age sixteen.
Following this were performances at the world’s major jazz festivals, including
Montreux, North Sea, Nice and the Hollywood Bowl, playing with many of the
legends of jazz - Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea,
George Benson, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Ray Brown and Wynton
Marsalis to name a few. James also frequents the world’s most famous jazz clubs –
Birdland, The Blue Note and Village Vanguard in New York, the New Morning in
Paris, the Tokyo Blue Note and Ronnie Scott’s in London.
James has been appointed a member of The Order of Australia, has won countless
awards and has been inducted into the Australian Jazz Hall of Fame. He has received
several honorary Doctorates and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of South
Australia, leading his own music Academy.
Now 56, James Morrison’s career has included much more than just jazz…
He has recorded with The London Symphony Orchestra, rock legends INXS and the
European Brass Ensemble, performed at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms,
written the opening fanfare for the Olympic Games, played for Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth and for US Presidents Bush and Clinton. He has played classical trumpet at
the Kremlin, broken a Guinness record conducting the world’s largest orchestra, was
TV presenter on Top Gear Australia and in 2016 was a guest of President Obama at
the White House.
Tickets: Reserved seating $75 + bf;
Dinner & Show: Premium Reserved Seating & choice of 2 courses $115
Private Luxe Booth for six people $450.00
Any unsold tickets will be available at the door on the night for an extra $10
Doors open/ Dinner: 7:00 PM
The show starts: 8:30 PM
The Fyrefly is St Kilda’s superb new dining, music and entertainment room located just down the stairs at Newmarket Hotel. Creature comforts meet sophisticated glamour, with outstanding facilities for the artists to play a huge variety of music styles including jazz, soul, funk, RnB, and even comedy.
OUR DINING EXPERIENCE
Aside from entertainment, an evening at The Fyrefly entails fine dining, top-shelf hooch and classy cocktails. We offer two or three-course dinner & show packages, or you can take your pick from our A La Carte Menu. Our menu showcases only the best locally sourced ingredients guaranteed to delight your taste buds.
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