NEWS

MEDIA RELEASE

August 2015

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD!!

Gracemusic presents

MARK ISAACS TRIO WITH BRIANA COWLISHAW

SYDNEY & QUEENSLAND TOUR – SEPTEMBER 2015

 

Experience the scintillating vocals and mesmerising rhythm of the Mark Isaacs Trio with Briana Cowlishaw in their Sydney and Queensland regional tour through SYDNEY, CHARLEVILLE, TAMBO, CLONCURRY, TOWNSVILLE AND CAIRNS in September 2015.  Tickets are on sale now.

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “a splendid musical mind” jazz and classical composer/pianist Mark Isaacs performs with long-term collaborators and tight rhythm section, Brett Hirst, bass and Tim Firth, drums.

The trio will also be joined by the scintillating vocals of Briana Cowlishaw in this intimate live show.

An extraordinarily versatile musician, Mark Isaacs has recorded and performed with some of the biggest names in international jazz, he writes symphonies and concertos, works as a classical pianist and his critically acclaimed albums have been nominated for two ARIA Awards.

Briana Cowlishaw is inspired by the sounds of Joni Mitchell, Vince Jones, Diana Reeve, Esperanza Spalding and Elis Regina and weaves through the styles of jazz, latin and pop to create a performance of sublime perfection.  Now London based, Briana has just returned from the Edinburgh Jazz Festival especially for this tour.

Performing a mixture of original songs as well as the band's own interpretations of standards and covers, this mesmerising contemporary jazz fusion will be bursting with colour and melody.  The set list interpreted in Isaacs’ inimitable style features beautiful jazz and pop standards including Fire and Rain, What a Wonderful World, Fool on the Hill and It’s Too Late and includes Isaacs’ original work, Duende and You Never Forget Love.

As a jazz pianist, Mark Isaacs has toured extensively in Europe, Russia, Asia, the USA, Australasia and the Pacific performin at major festivals including the Tokyo Jazz Festival and Pori Jazz, Finland.  He has collaborated with some of the most distinguished figures in international jazz including Dave Holland, Roy Haynes, Kenny Wheeler, Adam Nussbaum, Vinnie Colaiuta and Bob Sheppard and has released many internationally-acclaimed CD’s.

Critics around the world have been effusive in their praise of Mark Isaacs and Briana Cowlishaw

·         “This is music composed and performed for the listener, not at them. Wonderfully integrated, thoughtful and intelligent…..providing some of the best on the cutting edge of accessible jazz” ALL ABOUT JAZZ (USA)

 

·         “Close your eyes and Bri Cowlishaw will take you places familiar, new, nostalgic, painful, peaceful, visceral, and elsewhere” THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE

 

·         “The word of an artist capable of matching the rich elements of classical composition with the flowing rhythms of jazz….the produce of a splendid musical mind”  LOS ANGELES TIMES

 

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WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD!!

Gracemusic presents

MARK ISAACS TRIO WITH BRIANA COWLISHAW

SYDNEY AND QUEENSLAND TOUR – SEPTEMBER 2015

 

 

DATE

VENUE

TICKETS

Wed 16th Sept @ 8.30pm

Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre,

Cnr City Rd & Cleveland St, Chippendale. SYDNEY

 

TICKETS $25/$20/$15 book online at www.sima.org.auor call 02 9351 7940

Sat 19th Sept @ 8pm

 

Charleville Town Hall

Purchase at event

Sun 20th Sept @ 3pm

 

Tambo Shire Hall Lawn

Purchase at event

Thur 24th Sept @ 7:30pm

Cloncurry - JOHN FLYNN PLACE

 

$30 on sale now at Cloncurry Shire Council or on the night

Sat 26th Sept @ 8pm

Townsville Riverway Arts Centre

On sale now on 07 4727 9797 or at www.ticketshop.com.au

 

Sun 27th Sept @ 2pm

Cairns – Bernie’s Jazz & Piano Café

 

On sale now at Bernie’s Jazz & Piano Café  on

 07 4041 4603

 

ENDS

Tour produced by Gracemusic and supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

 

www.markisaacs.com

 

 

 

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