Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Date Brothers play gypsy jazz

The DATE BROTHERS, Acoustic Jazz Guitarists
Saturday October 21st at 9.00pm in Rose's West End Bar, Lismore
Ian Date was born in Northern New South Wales He started working professionally at the age of 14 in local bands. After several years he moved to Sydney where he carved out a successful Jazz career. Date has played all over the world, has made numerous, television radio, festival and concert hall performances and is regarded as one of Australia’s great guitar players. He has shared the stage with performers such as Benny Carter, Sarah Vaughan and Martin Taylor.

Critics have described his playing as masterful, lyrical and always melodic. Date’s playing is influenced by guitar greats such as Django Reinhardt, Barney Kessell and Wes Montgomery. Date first started playing gypsy jazz as a teenager and ran several successful “Hot Club” style bands in Australia. He recorded several albums in this style and toured extensively.

In 1990 he lived for a year in Holland where he met and played with some of the great gypsy jazz musicians. Since 2002 he has lived in County Cork, Ireland. Date performs regularly throughout Europe. He is joined for this gig by his brother Nigel.

Web link http://www.ozmanouche.com/01_cms/details.asp?ID=10

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