Opening the season, songstress Virna Sanzone joins forces with National Jazz Award winning bassist and Thirsty Merc rocker Phil Stack for an passionate performance featuring re-imagined jazz gems and soul shiners.
Virna is widely regarded as one of Australia’s most captivating singers. Deeply soulful with the ability to sail effortlessly through the most intricate jazz melodies, she has worked extensively across the Australian contemporary music industry and in the process collaborated with a long list of Australian greats.
A force of nature on the double bass, Phil's recent release "Colourful Noisy" garnered critical reviews for his ability to seamlessly traverse jazz and rock, reinforcing his position as a master of both genres. The Sydney Morning Herald described the album as "a cascading meditation on the perils of being alive” where Stack "flexes his artistic brilliance".
Their long-time friendship makes for a personal musical experience, both touching and soulful.