Melodious jazz band Alinta and the Jazz Emperors will bring their infectious sense of humour and a joy-infused improvisation to the Kew Court House stage on Saturday 9 February. Expect a sublime evening of soulful music, accompanied by five of Melbourne’s finest musicians including singer-songwriter Alinta Chidzey, Remco Keijzer, Sam Keevers, Hugh Harvey and Ben Robertson.
The band has built an impressive following, winning hearts of jazz lovers as regulars at the Local Taphouse in St Kilda. Inspired by the likes of Gregory Porter, Esperanza Spalding to the old greats of Coltrane, Ella and Miles, the Jazz Emperors bring a contemporary twist to their performance, transporting audiences on a journey between classic and contemporary soul-funk music.
Leading vocalist Alinta Chidzey is an alluring performer and a firm fixture on Australia’s musical stage. Audiences will know her from sassy performances in West Side Story, Hugh Jackman’s- Broadway to Oz tour, and most recently as Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar. The Jazz Emperors are comprised of the fantastic Sam Keevers on keys, Ben Robertson on double bass, Remco Keijzer on saxophone, and Hugh Harvey on drums. The Emperors have been playing original compositions comprising an array of jazz and hip-hop genres. Their much-anticipated debut album ‘I Got You’ was launched in June 2017.
“This will be a very special show which coincides with the release of our new album of original music which we will play on the night,” says Alinta Chidzey. With an exciting range of original songs and unique arrangements of classics, Alinta and The Jazz Emperors will bring their fiery improvisations and infectious grooves to the intimate Kew Court House.
The Kew Court House is a small performing arts venue presenting some of Australia’s most exciting artists. A former courthouse and police station, the heritage-listed building presents one-of-a-kind experiences that music lovers won’t get anywhere else in Melbourne.
Alinta and the Jazz Emperors
Saturday 9 February, 8pm
Kew Court House
188 High St, Kew
Tickets $30 / Concession $26