Steve Sedergreen Trio to pay tribute to Oscar Peterson at Hawthorn Arts Centre, Friday 23 April

One of Melbourne’s favourite jazz identities, Steve Sedergreen, has formed a formidable trio with James Clark on double bass and Andrew Swann on drums to pay tribute to Oscar Peterson for an unforgettable show at Hawthorn Arts Centre on Friday 23 April.

Winning eight Grammy awards in a career spanning over six decades, Oscar Peterson is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists of his time. This concert will traverse Peterson’s musical journey, including the blues, gospel and the classic jazz of the piano trio format.

The Steve Sedergreen Trio bring to the stage a remarkable chemistry, perfectly suited to playing in the spirit of Oscar Peterson. They will be joined by two special guest artists; renowned vocalist Nina Ferro and one of the country’s most versatile trumpet players, Steve Grant.

Steve Sedergreen has been a household name in the jazz scene for many years, after forming Mistaken Identity in 1985, who went on to perform at the likes of Melbourne International Jazz Festival and Sydney Festival. Steve has taught jazz for over 20 years, including mentoring members of The Cat Empire, and he performs regularly at many of Melbourne’s renowned live music venues.  

James Clark played in Adelaide before moving to Melbourne to join The Syncopators. He has backed artists such as `Wild´ Bill Davison, Bob Barnard, Art Hodes and Ian Date, and had master classes with Ray Brown in the USA.

Drummer Andrew Swann has performed extensively in New York and beyond, with a sound deep-rooted in blues and soul, bridging the gap between gospel and old school R’n’B. 

Nina Ferro, joining the trio, is considered to be one of the best vocalists around. Hailing from Melbourne and having spent the last ten years based in London, Nina has built an international following of fans and fellow musicians. 

Steve Grant, joining on trumpet, is an instrumental musician with over forty years performance experience. He has worked with Black Arm Band, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, C.W. Stoneking, Rowland S. Howard, Graeme Bell, Robyn Archer and The Temptations.

Performing at Hawthorn Arts Centre for the first time since his sold out 2019 concert, Steve Sedergreen in concert is a special treat for all jazz lovers. 

Hawthorn Arts Centre presents an exciting and varied arts program and is home to performance, exhibition, workshop and events spaces. Explore Hawthorn and discover the area’s culinary delights prior to show time. 

Steve Sedergreen Trio – A tribute to Oscar Peterson                                     
8pm, Friday 23 April                                                     
$38/$30
Main Hall, Hawthorn Arts Centre
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/steve-sedergreen-trio-tribute-oscar-peterson-0