Melbourne jazz vocalist Tamara Kuldin will join an ensemble of extraordinary musicians for La Belle Musique – at the intimate Kew Court House on Saturday 26 October.
Celebrating the poetic beauty of French musicians such as Edith Piaf and Yves Montand, guests will be treated to a diverse range of beautifully nostalgic French melodies. The combination of Tamara’s hypnotic vocals and gypsy-jazz guitarist Jon Delaney, Jonathon Zion on double bass, Dave Evanson accordion and Esther Henderson on violin will make this a night to be remembered.
Jon Delaney is one of Australia’s most highly regarded Jazz Manouche guitarists. Playing in the style of legendary Django Reinhardt, he tours and performs regularly, appearing in gypsy-jazz festivals everywhere from France to Brisbane. He also runs La Mauvaise Reputation and performs with Tamara in Nostalgique to play beautifully melodic music inspired by French and European songs from the 1920s to 1950s.
Jonathon Zion is a staple member of the Australian jazz scene, having founded the Luke Howard Trio, and performed alongside Paul Grabowsky, Anton Delecca, Ian Moss and Pete Murray. Jonathan brings a warmth, sensibility and melodic richness to his music that adds a beautifully evocative touch to La Belle Musique.
Accordionist Dave Evans has played professionally for more than twenty-five years, in a wide variety of styles including jazz, folk, rock, zydeco, singalong, cabaret, klezmer, tango, Gypsy, French and Italian. He’s a founding member of The Band Who Knew Too Much and has worked as a health musician at Royal Melbourne Hospital for ten years.
Colourful, glamorous and raw with infectious tones and rhythms, Esther Henderson is the special guest violinist bringing vibrance and melodic beauty to La Belle Musique. A member of Tek-Tek ensemble and regular guest with Ultrafox, Esther’s presence will transport audiences to a world of Parisian cobbled streets, wonder and romance.
From gentle waltzes, seductive tangos, swingin’ tunes and everything in between, audiences can expect an invigorating yet soothing performance. Guests are invited to bathe in the sun-drenched vineyards of Provence by way of the Kew Court House.
Once a police station and court house, Kew Court House is a charming heritage building that has been redeveloped into a thriving contemporary cultural centre. The venue now provides a unique, intimate performance space with extraordinary ambience, where some of Australia’s most exciting artists perform.
Tamara Kuldin: La Belle Musique
Saturday 26 October, 8pm
Kew Court House
188 High St, Kew
Tickets $30 / Concession $26