Aperitivo Jazz with Tom Duck & Sarah McKenzie
Unwind to the sounds of a jazz duo/trio every Sunday at Red Bennies!
A graduate of the prestigious West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Tom Duck is a saxophonist and clarinetist. Amongst other awards Tom was awarded the Brett Lockyer Scholarship for jazz clarinet (2006). He has studied with world renowned saxophonists Troy Roberts, Julien Wilson and Jamie Oehlers. He has been performing with various jazz ensembles and artists around Perth and Melbourne, including his own quintet, “The Duck Brothers”, with brother Martin. Most recently they performed at the Ellington Jazz Club in Perth.
"Sarah McKenzie is a musical marvel. She sings with the kind of phrasing that only a true jazz player can come up with, while her groove on the piano is the stuff that makes people want to play jazz! Don''t miss a chance to hear this lady perform live." - James Morrison
At 22 years of age, pianist, vocalist and composer Sarah McKenzie is one of Australia''s up-and-coming Jazz musicians.
Since graduating from WAAPA completing a Bachelor of Jazz (Composition), Sarah has won the Jack Bendat Scholarship, the Hawaiian Award for “Most Outstanding Jazz Graduate” and the Perth Jazz Societies Award for the “Most Outstanding Group of the Year for 2008”. A recipient of the National Songwriters Competition (ACMF 2002) Sarah also won the prestigious James Morrison Scholarship (Vocal) this year. The prize valued to $5000 also includes a recording with the great James Morrison and his band.
Sarah had been a finalist in the scholarship for the last 6 years and was the only finalist to be nominated in both vocal and instrumental sections.
Sarah has performed at some of Australia's highest profile Jazz Festivals and events including the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, York Jazz festival and the Melbourne Women in Jazz Festival. Such opportunities have put Sarah alongside greats such as James and John Morrison, Graeme Lyall, Joe Chindamo, Mat Jodrell and Daryl Sommers.
Sarah made her televison debut performing with David Campbell at the L'Oreal Paris AFI awards and last year sang backing vocals for Michael Buble on the Multi Platinum artist's “Call me irresponsible” tour.
DJ: Edd FIsher
Please note that most tickets are for General Admission / standing room only - if you wish to book a table or a booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689