ALBARE 66, plays BRAZIL 66 feat. Lionel Cole and Nichaud Fitzgibbon


7:00 pmSaturday, 18 February 2023


Bird's Basement

11 Singers Ln, Melbourne

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with special guests Lionel Cole, Nichaud Fitzgibbon and Mat Jodrell

Latin Grammy nominee producer and Jazz guitarist Albare met US chart success again last year with the launch in June 2022 of his new album "Freedom". Following the success of the two volumes of Jobim's music released in 2020 and 2021, Freedom features Albare's own compositions. This is the 15th recording of the artist. By coincidence, the date of his gig corresponds with the 66 birthday of Albare. To celebrate Albare will be playing with his all star lineup, songs of Brazil 66 as well as songs from his latest recording.

ALBARE & Co line up:

On bass Phil Rex. Phil toured extensively with Albare in 2013-14, you can hear Phil's bass on Albare's "Dream Time" album recorded in 2015. Like his teacher, the late Ray Brown, Phil has an infectious downbeat that gets the audience to actively listen and more often than not, get off their chairs. You can hear Phil's contribution on all tracks of the new album "Freedom" recorded in March 2022.

Steve Sedergreen is one of foremost Melbourne's jazz identities, known as a leading pianist, arranger, and educator. Steve's passion for jazz with his unique hands-on approach, combines music theory with the practicalities of performance experience. Steve formed Mistaken Identity in 1985 while studying at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and led it through numerous incarnations, line-ups and produced five recordings.

Andrew Swann was destined to playing drums at birth. His father is Rex Swann and he started young Andrew on drums as soon as Andrew could hold the sticks. Fast forward decades later, Andrew is an eclectic drummer with boundless talent. He is blessed with a sense of humour that makes him a true entertainer. As part of the rhythm section with Salvador on percussions and Phil Rex on bass, you will be dancing in your chair, guaranteed.

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