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“Cubism” Schroder’s Big Bannd at Kelvin Club on Tuesday 2 October CD launch

Hi ,
this is a group email to let you know about our CD launch of the
double CD
Tuesday Octtober 2 at the Kelvin Club
Melbourne Lane (off Russell St on the east side between Bourke and Lt
Collins Sts)

The CD was recorded live at this very same place over 2 nights, one in
December 2014 , the other December 2016.

The CD will be on sale at the launch (cash))

Set 1 7.30 pm
small band with Ken and the rhythm section
Set 2 9pm
band set

Tpts: Dave Nudik, Damian maughan, Gianni marinucci, Steve Grant
Troms: Dae Palmer, Nick Mulder,Eric Budd, Charles Macinnes
Saxes: Ken Schroder, lachlan Davidson, paul Van Ross, James Bradley,
Benny Hughes
Rhythm section: Craig Fermanis (gtr) Andrew James (pno) Dean Adison
(bass) Liam O’leary (dms)

The repertoire will be a mix of the “hits” from the CD including
“Cubism” and “miles Ahead”
but as usual there’ll be a brand new tune as well.
this time it’s “Reflections of a Wattle Tree” written by Lew Campbell
and played on recording by Bryce rohde.
I’ve orchestrated it , a big band version of what was a miniature
played in a piano trio.

Booking recommended: 9654 5711
see you there,

In previous years:

Spring has done a gig for the MJAC (Jazz Co-Op) each year at Bennett's Lane or The Paris Cat for the past 5 years. Spring has also done a regular stint at the Bell Awards which herald the beginning of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Spring occasionally did gigs at Dizzy's or Paris Cat during recent years.

In 2008 Ken did a tour of regional Victoria with 'General Store' - Annemarie Sharry (vocals), Pierre Jaquinot (guitar), Ian Wilmot (bass).

In the years 2002-2005, Ken did a series of gigs at the Richmond Hill Cafe and Larder.
Jazz Food and Wine.. Themes included:

Parisian Swing (with Andy Baylor - gtr/violin) music from the Hot Club of France etc.
Bebop (w. Gil Askey - tpt) the music of Bird and Diz.
Black and Blue (w. Dave Williamson - vocals) songs from the jazz/blues of the '30s.
Soul (w. Dave Williamson - vocals) songs from Otis Redding, Percy Sledge et al.
Some Like It Hot (w. Paul Van Ross - reeds) music from the Billy Wilder film.
From Fellini to Mancini (w. film music that suits jazz improvisation.
Cool Yule (w. Rebecca Barnard - vocals) jazzed up Christmas songs.
Primavera (w. Shelley Scown - vocals) songs of Spring.
Autumn Serenade (w. Michelle Nicolle) songs about Autumn etc.
Samba (w. Shelley Scown) samba/bossa nova - Jobim, Bonfa and lots more.

Another regular has been the trip to Camperdown west of Melbourne with Andy Baylor to play with Peter Daffy at gigs in the country... rock with a bit of jazz and a bit of this and that.

At the 2007 MIJF, Ken did a duo with David Allardice for a lunchtime recital at BMW Edge. They performed tunes from "Conception" (George Shearing) to Opinao (a Brazilian tune.)

Ken had a band called Emanon that did quite a few season's at the Night Cat around the year 2000. A sextet, this band consisted of sax, piano, guitar, bass, drums and percussion and played jazz for dancing with a latin emphasis.

Other offshoots were More than Mambo with a bigger frontline (added trumpet and trombone) as well as Rebecca Barnard, vocals. This band also did a Mambo night for the Melbourne Festival some time back when the emphasis that year was on dancing.

For more info on earlier successes, see Ken's biography.

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