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Sandie White & Dave Smith: Chasin' The Bird


Thu 28 May 2020, 6:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Gallery One88 Fine Art, 186-188 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: live638

'Music in the Mountains' & 'Pigeon Lane @ Gallery ONE88' have teamed up to bring you the Blue Mountain's newest monthly jazz series - 'Chasin' the bird'. It's home, Pigeon Lane, is one of Katoomba's best-kept secrets - it's not big, and you wouldn't know where it was unless someone pointed it out to you, however, it's got all the makings of a New York basement jazz club. The vibe is cool, it's intimate (you won't quite be knocking elbows . . . but it will be close) and you will be there to be absorbed by the music. Soak in the magic on the last Thursday of the month at Katoomba's very own 'Birdland'.

For this performance, Sydney Jazz legend, Sandie White, will be heading to Pigeon Lane for an intimate performance with guitarist, Dave Smith.

Doors Open: 6:00 pm
First Set: 6:30-7:15 pm
Intermission & Dinner Break: 7:15-8:00pm
Second Set: 8:00-8:45 pm

Book online or call Chris on 0411 954 826

Sandie White:
In a career spanning 60 years Sandie White – one of Sydney’s top jazz singers – has worked around the globe with such luminaries as Ray Ellington and his 4tet, Ike Isaacs, Dill Jones, Basil Kirchin, Lionel Hampton, Zoot Sims and Oscar Pettiford.

The sublime voice of Sandie White will captivate the audience with soulful renditions of jazz standards, vocalese stylings, and sultry torch songs. Her emotional depth and passion for storytelling will take you on a journey to another era when jazz reigned supreme.

“One of the most convincing interpreters of the standard song in Australian Jazz” Eric Myers, “Jazz” magazine

“White’s vocal range, tonal quality and great jazz feel for expression and improvisation flows unfailingly”
John McBeath, Adelaide Advertiser

Dave Smith:
Having performed in New York, London and Madrid, David brings these exotic experiences into each performance. The music speaks for itself!
David Smith was born in Sydney in 1954. He started playing guitar as a teenager and by 19 he was playing professionally in rock bands. He developed a passion for jazz, in which his early influences included by Tal Farlow, Jimmy Raney and John McLaughlin.

David spent four years in the UK from 1975-79 performing in a wide variety of bands. He returned to Australia and played at major jazz venues. In l986 he was invited to New York to perform with Chuck Wayne, Vic Juris and close friend and virtuoso guitarist Jack Wilkins, with whom he made a CD.

David Smith is regarded as one of Australia’s finest jazz guitarists and currently lectures at the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney.