When you think of James Morrison, you think of jazz. Smooth, broody jazz. He is, by anybody’s standard, a virtuoso in the truest sense of the word. Besides the trumpet – for which he is known so well – Morrison also plays the trombone, euphonium, flugel horn, tuba, saxophones, clarinet, double bass and piano.
Morrison is a multi-award-winning musician who has performed for royalty and presidents and at all the major jazz festivals and famous jazz clubs around the world. He is an exceptionally accomplished musician, having composed and performed the opening fanfar for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and conducting the World’s Largest Orchestra in Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium in 2013. The performance featured 7224 musicians.
And in a massive coup, this month, Australia’s beloved ‘genius of jazz’ will be crooning at Sydney’s iconic Great Synagogue for three performances only.
The breathtaking program includes swinging jazz standards by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Bill Evans as well as some sultry Latin tunes and surprises.
And to the cherry on top is The Great Synagogue, and its whimsical architecture, velvety acoustics, and beautiful lighting.
“I’m very excited to bring my quartet for the very first time to the beautiful and normally closed-to-the-public Great Synagogue for an intimate acoustic concert of swinging jazz standards, sublime ballads, and haunting Latin numbers with a few surprises thrown in,” Morrison said.
The team behind Live at the Great, renowned Sydney-based conductor and pianist Vladimir Fanshil and his wife, opera singer Eleanor Lyons are very excited to be hosting Morrison and his quartet for this special Live at the Great event.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to host one of the world’s living treasures, James Morrison, in the glorious architecture of the Great Synagogue, where you can hear every note unfiltered and acoustic,” Fanshill said. “The concerts are proving to be popular, so I encourage you to book your ticket as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”
The James Morrison Quartet will be at The Great Synagogue on Tuesday September 12 and Wednesday September 13 at 7pm. For more information and tickets, visit liveatyours.com.au