Did you know many great jazz standards were first heard in the cinema? Many of these wonderful songs not only earned Academy Awards but became standards performed by artists such as Tony Bennett, Mel Tormé, Frank Sinatra, and others.
Jazz singer Dorian Mode and the Rodric White Trio perform Movie Songs from the 60s with hip arrangements, movie trivia
and fascinating anecdotes about the songs, composers, lyricists, and artists who made them famous.
Dorian Mode performs to sell-out crowds from the Sydney Opera House to the Gold Coast Performing Arts Centre. Dorian is a multi-award-winning musician and writer of laugh-out-loud books: ‘A Cafe in Venice’ and ‘Mozart Maulers’ (bestsellers here and in Europe). Dorian received 3 ABC Music Awards and recorded over 7 CDs for labels such as EMI and ABC Jazz, performing for jazz festivals and recently touring with Galapagos Duck. His entertaining shows are not to be missed!
Rodric White (1999 National Australian Jazz Piano Competition finalist) has served as music director for trumpeter singer Benny Benack III (USA), bass player singer Nicki Parrott (Australia USA), singers Juliana Areias (Brazil) and Patricia Ségui (France), recording with Dale Barlow, Phil Slater, Andrew Dickeson, Jonathan Zwartz, Andrew Robertson and Brendan Clarke. Rodric presents his bands at FOUNDRY616, the Manly Jazz Festival, and Avoca Beach Theatre.
“Mode’s lyrics are pastel-hued observations and gentle confessions. Swirling amid the sensitive playing are musically resourceful songs, overlaid with words containing poignant little stings, which suck you into Mode’s very personal and satisfying vision.” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
“Passionate performances of songs associated with the marvelous Billie Holiday made for a great night’s entertainment at Foundry 616. Rodric White’s arrangements allowed the talented six-piece band to display their considerable skills as soloists and as an ensemble.” –Mark Pigott, Sydney Arts Guide
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