When:Live jazz from 6-8pm on Friday 5 May, 2017
Cost:Entry $10. Cash bar available
Lakeside @ 6 presents: Bella Groove on Friday 5th May from 6-8pm
Bella Groove features jazz vocalist and flautist Elise Walsh with talented pianist Hugh Barrett and the inimitable Eric Ajaye on double bass.
Hugh Barrett studied jazz piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Music with first class honours. He was a James Morrison Jazz Scholarship finalist in 2003 and 2004 and an Australian National Jazz Awards semi-finalist in 2006 and 2013. Hugh has been a member of the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra since 2006.
Eric Ajaye studied bass at the California Institute of the Arts. Whilst in Los Angeles, Eric’s worked as a session musician on several film and TV projects and recorded for artists such as Chaka Khan and Bill Cosby. After years of touring many parts of the world with acclaimed musicians such as; Freddie Hubbard, Taj Mahal, Bennie Maupin and Nancy Wilson, Eric moved to Australia in 1998. He has since performed with some of Australia’s top jazz artists including: James Morrison, Bob Sedergreen, Paul Grabowsky and Sandy Evans.
Elise was formally trained on the flute at the Newcastle Conservatorium, studied vocal and instrumental jazz with the Sydney Jazz Action Society, Bud Shank Jazz Workshops (West Coast, USA) as well as the Sydney Conservatorium. Elise has had the opportunity to perform at various jazz venues in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Seattle and Port Townshend (USA).
Relax and unwind with a glass of wine in The Hunting Lodge overlooking Lake Tuggeranong on Friday 5th of May and enjoy the talents of these fabulous local musicians.