JOE ZAWINUL MUSIC LIVES ON!
From 11 to 16 October, Bird’s Basement is privileged to host The ZAWINUL LEGACY - a band curated by Tony Zawinul, Joe's own son.
Created by Tony Zawinul to honour his late father Joe Zawinul and his groundbreaking work as a composer and performer, the Zawinul Legacy Band reignites the music of Weather Report and Joe Zawinul’s group the Zawinul Syndicate in electrifying performances around the globe.
Going beyond a ‘tribute’ band, the incredible musicians who form the core of the group have first-hand experience performing and recording with Joe Zawinul and Weather Report, giving them invaluable insight into the creativity and energy infused in performances of Joe’s music.
The Zawinul Legacy Band has welcomed new players who embody the spirit of Joe’s music. The group’s virtuosic performances evoke and honour Joe and the original Weather Report and Syndicate shows. The Zawinul Legacy Band remains the only authorised ensemble to recreate this magic while evolving with their updated sound, catching the attention of audiences everywhere.
Musicians: Hadrien Feraud - base, Katisse Buckingham - wind instrument, Scott Kinsey - keyboards, Kirk Covington - drums
Ep. 17 The world of Pablo Bencid
Meet Pablo Bencid. Pablo was born and raised in Caracas Venezuela. He now lives in New York with his wife and 2 children. His passion is music, more particularly the drums. In this episode you will hear what it is like to live a life of musical passion as a
Ep. 16 The Journey of Tom Guarna
In this episode Thom Guarna speaks out about a personal challenged that has impacted his life and how he has overcome it. We all have experiences in life that shape our character but few of us have to go through the kind that Thom had to go through and still
Ep. 15 Samuel Torres, "the Masters of Tone"
Samuel Torres from Bogota Colombia, now living in New York, is a percussionist/composer for exceptional quality. His talent extends to picking up great musicians to interpret his music. In this episode he tells us how he grew up in Bogota and his move to New
Ep. 14 The rise and rise of Gaby Moreno
Singer and multiple Grammy award nominee Gaby Moreno immigrated from Nicaragua to the US at a young age, having fallen in love with American culture. She has already been able to inspire hundred of thousands of people of her generation, as a Hispanic she stands for immigration
Allan Harris lights the house on fire
Allan Harris surely has one of the warmest voices on the planet.
AXEL REDEFINES LATIN JAZZ
An exciting artist who belongs to a school of musicians for whom taking risks is part of the every day
Bird’s Basement brings you the European Jazz Summer to warm up your Melbourne Winter nights.
Don’t mis Australian debut of Joey De Francesco for the very first time playing in Australia