Tuesday 2 March 2010

John Nicol at Cairns Tropic Jazz this Thursday

Australia’s top indigenous jazz vocalist and guitarist John Nicol, will be a special guest performer this Thursday at the Cairns Tropic Jazz club.

Nicol has performed internationally in the 60’s with many greats in the United States and the United Kingdom, touring on cruise ship Queen Mary and entertaining throughout Asia before returning home to take up a 12-year residency with The Midday Show.

Whilst John's wife Barbara is based in Cairns working in ATSI health, it is our gain having them both here.
John will perform at the Jazz Club this Thursday and has selected a group of excellent musicians to back him.
Guitarist, Giles Smith, who has worked as a music teacher at Newcastle University for 30 years. On drums and vocals is Harry Rivers, who has toured internationally and has recently arrived in Cairns from Sydney where he worked with top performers. Harry’s band 'The Rivers Company' had long residencies at The Basement and Don Burrows Supper Club in Sydney.

The Cairns Jazz Club's own saxman Junior See Poy, who needs no introduction, will join the ensemble. See Poy is pictured right, at the Cairns Hotel recently. There's a chocolate fish in it for the first reader to correctly identify the special guest crooner!
He was born and bred in Innisfail and taught himself to play saxophone whilst at All Souls College in Charters Towers. In his 60-year career, he never gave up his day job, Junior has made it his business to meet and play with all the outstanding musicians who toured North Queensland. Junior has run his own nightclub and cabaret and entertained at all the main events as solo and with Bands Take 5 and Route 66, and now his new band, Junior and the Geriatrics.

Visiting musicians and vocalists are welcome to join the sit-in session. Every type of jazz is represented including mainstream, swing, bee bop, Latin, trad, Dixie, modern and more. The music commences at 8pm and entry is only $5. Tiger’s Den bistro and bar are open from 6.30pm, there is an excellent dance floor or just relax and listen to quality jazz.

Tiger’s Den is part of the North Queensland Football Club building at the corner of Behan and McNamara Streets, North Cairns.

  • Cairns Tropic Jazz
    This Thursday, 8pm - Tiger’s Den
    Corner Behan and McNamara Streets, North Cairns.
    Great jazz music every Thursday.
    Only $5 at the door

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