Van Morrison's Masterpieces
Performed by Vince Jones
Vince Jones & The Astral Orchestra perform Van Morrison's masterpieces
17 Mar – 17 Mar
When The Beatles stopped touring and progressed to psychedelic rock and Dylan left folk and went electric, Van Morrison hired New York’s finest jazz musicians and recorded two of the classic albums of that golden era – “Astral Weeks” and “Moondance”. Both albums had enormous impact on aspiring musicians and singers around the world.
Australian Jazz legend, Vince Jones was one of them. Now, Jones, a remarkable jazz interpreter, has invited a selection of the countries finest jazz/rock musicians to form The Astral Orchestra lead by Music Director, Matt McMahon to join him in this homage to Van’s extraordinary repertoire; his most acclaimed album, the magical “Astral Weeks” – a poetic, mercurial blend of jazz, folk and blues - and most commercially successful, the wonderful soul/jazz influenced “Moondance”.
Sold–out concerts during the 2016 Melbourne International Jazz Festival at the Melbourne Recital Centre and, more recently, Sydney’s City Recital Hall confirmed the demand for Morrison’s repertoire and these iconic masterpieces.
Vince Jones has set the benchmark for Australian jazz vocalist/musicians across a 20 album, international career and his Celtic/jazz/blues influences provide the perfect blend for his reading of two of contemporary rock music’s greatest works.
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, IMB Theatre
Child Under 13:Free
Group 10+: $59
(Children Under 13 tickets not available online. A per transaction fee of $6.90 applies for phone and online bookings.)
Fri 17 March 8pm
Approx 2 hrs (incl 20 min interval)
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