Echoes of The Jazz Age - John Bell, Simon Tedeschi & Blazey Best

A world premiere performance

Theatre icon and National Living Treasure, John Bell AO OBE is one of Australian theatre’s most illustrious figures, having played a role in the development of our nation’s rich artistic culture as an actor and director, and founder of Bell Shakespeare.

Internationally acclaimed pianist, Simon Tedeschi is one of the most acclaimed and sought-after pianists in Australia, known equally for his performances of Schumann, Grieg and Mussorgsky as his Gershwin and jazz collaborations. They are both joined by the amazing Blazey Best on vocals.

Held together by Scott Fitzgerald’s famous essay Echoes of the Jazz Age, the programme includes snippets of T.S. Eliot, Groucho Marx, Mae West, W.C Fields and Dorothy Parker along with the music of George Gershwin, Fats Waller, and Jelly Roll Morton.

Dazzling music, a touch of gravitas and just a whiff of nostalgia all combine for a lively evocation of the Roaring Twenties through words and music in this tantalising trip back in time.
Standard $60 | Concession $55 | Under 30’s $30

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