Trio at Crown

At the start of May, we played in the River Room at Crown at a dinner for Deloitte Private to welcome their new partners. We started playing out in the foyer for canapes, and then moved into the River Room proper to play some swinging music behind the networking dinner. It’s not clear in the video, but we were accompanied by the fireballs along the Yarra as we struck up our first tune, which made Ed’s solo even more fiery than usual ….

Ed Fairlie: Trumpet
Myles White: Guitar
Dan Gordon: Double Bass

Jazz and Riverboats for Michelle and Jason in Echuca

On a lovely warm Saturday at the start of May, Peter and Gianni joined me in an acoustic trio to travel up to Echuca and play for Michelle and Jason’s wedding. We performed some era-appropriate music on the wharf as guests arrived and mingled, and then we sat on the stern of the historic paddle steamer Pevensey for another few hours and entertained the guests as they (and we) enjoyed an idyllic cruise up and down the Murray River. The steamer didn’t make it into the video, unfortunately, but you can hear it docking behind us during the last tune.

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One of the great things about having live music in an outdoor setting like this is that the spirit of celebration gets shared not just with the guests but with anyone else who happens to be nearby. It was great to see kids fishing on the riverbank, people relaxing on houseboats or walking their dogs getting a nice surprise and giving us a wave as our floating performance chugged by!

Thanks to Michelle and Jason for having us, and best wishes for your life together!