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Thursday
31
MAY

The Arié Awards

20:00
23:00
Johnston Street Jazz
Event organized by Johnston Street Jazz

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The Arié Awards play the original compositions of Steve Arié. From light hearted and jovial to serious and commanding, the music is modern but nostalgic, and the tunes melodic and memorable. The band features an all star lineup with Paul Cutlan on bass clarinet, Abel Cross on double bass, Nic Cecire on drums and Steve Arié on alto saxophone.

Steve Arié is a rare bird on the jazz scene. After more than 20 years as one of the most in demand jazz double bass players, he has reinvented himself as a quirky vocalist and alto saxophonist with more than a nod to the styles of Chet Baker and Paul Desmond.

Steve has performed with many Australian greats including Dale Barlow, Bernie McGann, D.I.G., Ten Part Invention, George Washingmachine, Pardon Me Boys, Martin Plaza and Gyan and has played at prestigious festivals and events including two performances at Chicago Jazz Festival, Hothouse Jazz Club Chicago, The Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts (USA), Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Ruhrfestspiele Germany, Queenstown Jazz Festival and jazz and music festivals throughout Australia.

Followed by Free For All. An open free jazz jam where duos, trios, and quartets are chosen from the audience (if they with to participate). Play a song you've never heard with somebody you've never met.
From 8pm to 10-ish, $20 cash at the door ($10 concession). BYO anything you want to eat or drink.