Get in the mood with swinging sensation, Tom Burlinson, (Now We’re SwingingFrank – A Life in Song), jazz vocalist prodigy Emma Pask, (Some Other SpringCosita Divina and The Voice Australia season 2), talented musician Ed Wilson, (Daly Wilson Big Band) and the highly-acclaimed ‘All Star Big Band’, (Frank- The Sinatra Story In Song),inQueensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC) Concert Hall on Friday 8 February 2019.

For one night only, these leading jazz performers will bring back memories for the audience with timeless classics from artists such as Frank SinatraLouis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, capturing the dynamic sound and glamour of the 50s and 60s big band era.

With all musical arrangements by Ed Wilson, Swing That Music harks back to a time when men wore tuxedos and women sparkled, the band was an orchestra of incredibly talented musicians, and the timeless hits included It Don’t Mean A ThingIn the MoodMr Bojangles and Mack the Knife.

Australian star of the stage and screen, Tom Burlinson is renowned for his smooth style and astonishing performance skills. In 1998, he created and starred in a theatrical show in celebration of the music and career of Frank Sinatra, and has been credited as one of the world’s best Sinatra-inspired singers.

Emma Pask has been described by acclaimed Australian jazzman, James Morrison as the greatest gift to Australian jazz vocals in the last decade. With a unique and individual voice, Emma’s performances are reminiscent of the classic era of jazz. With numerous International and Australia wide performances, she has firmly established herself as one of this countries favourite voices in jazz.

Ed Wilson’s impressive music career commenced in the 50s playing trombone with several jazz and dance bands which toured across Australia and also were broadcast extensively. Ed formed a big jazz band with Warren Daly which played into the early 80s, then led his own band, before becoming musical director for showbands at hotels and casinos. A strong player with a direct uncluttered style, Wilson echoes the tradition of swing era players.

Skye Leong
Author: Skye Leong

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