From 7:00pm2nd Feb

“FUNKALLERO” – presented by Ingrid James & Libor Smoldas

FUNKALLERO features jazz guitar virtuoso Libor Smoldas, (Prague, Czechia), vocal impresario Ingrid James (Brisbane), supported by Darren Heinrich (Hammond organ, Sydney) and Dave Sanders, (drums/percussion, NSW)

“Earthy and soulful…richly melodic, with just the right balance of familiarity and surprise” Steve Robertson, Fleurieu FM Radio Host   “Sizzling-hot rendition of Bill Evan’s obscure gem “Funkallero” – high charged emotional density, without ever turning into melodrama Nikolas Fotakis, editor   “It has jest. It has juice” Jan Hoceck, Jazzport, CZ   CelebratIng a decade of collaboration ­– award-winning Queensland wordsmith and jazz vocalist, Ingrid James, together with guitar virtuoso from Prague, Libor Smoldas, will be complemented by two formidable musicians from Sydney – Darren Heinrich on Hammond organ, known for his grooves and “great deep trenches dug by the bass pedals”, together with one of the most dynamic drummers in the country, Dave Sanders. This tight and versatile jazz outfit will present flavours from world music, Brasilian sambas and bossas, to re-imagined and original arrangements of well-loved jazz standards from the Great American, Modern Jazz Songbook and classic pop standards as well as originals.

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