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Fem Belling & Jason Reolon with JMQ Jazz Ensemble

When:

Thu 14 Jan 2016, 6:00pm–9:15pm

Where: Leroy Espresso Bar, 191 Acland Street, St Kilda, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Minimum food spend in lieu of cover charge: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: polly555

During a fleeting visit to Melbourne, celebrated South African pianist Jason Reolon will team up with compatriot Jazz singer Fem Belling and JMQ Jazz Ensemble for the first Jazz Thursdays at Leroy Espresso for 2016.

Son of jazz songbird, Josie Gien and drummer Bobby Gien ( who performed with Ronnie Scott for 5 years) Jason Reolon's life has always centred around music, and he has a solid reputation as one of South Africa's finest jazz pianists and composers. After completing music studies in his homeland, Jason won an Overseas Scholarship for Jazz Piano which took him to New York where he became embedded in the jazz scene, before eventually returning to South Africa to perform, lecture and compose.

ARIA nominated jazz vocalist and violinist, Fem Belling exploded onto the Melbourne Jazz Scene, after a sojourn in London, with her exquisite, versatile voice and powerful stage presence, lending authenticity, creativity and something extra special to jazz.This South African born artist has performed with many of the jazz greats, locally and internationally, and can be seen in Melbourne's top music venues. She has appeared at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club (London) and for HM, the Queen at the Royal Variety Show, the Australian Open Men's Final, and spent many years as a leading lady in London's West End, in Hairspray, Fame, Footloose and Cats and she has recently played Liza Minnelli, opposite Todd McKenney in The Boy From Oz, and as Sarah in Devine - The Sarah Vaughan Story.

A born performer and daughter of a jazz pianist, Fem throws her own spin on jazz standards and paying homage to the Jazz Greats. She showcases her passion for scatting and her sheer joy of making music, with class, sophistication and diversity. She has performed often with the stellar JMQ Jazz Ensemble, and this time, when she appears with Jason Reolon, it promises to be an extra special event, with the musical line up including David Rex, David Hicks, James Clark + John Montesante.

Book your table early for this special event on: 0432238599 or email: leroyespressobar@gmail.com

Tram Route #96 and Bus Route #246 stops nearby.

A minimum food spend of $20pp is required, in lieu of a cover charge.