On Sunday 28 February MEMO Music Hall will launch a fabulous new monthly series of Jazz Soirees’ at the newly named Ruby Carter Jazz Lounge. The event will kick off at 4pm with a spectacular showcase by some of Melbourne’s finest jazz vocalists and musicians, featuring NICHAUD FITZGIBBON, NINA FERRO and JULIE O’HARA accompanied by one of the hottest swinging trio’s around with STEPHEN GRANT- piano, MARK ELTON- bass and DANNY FISCHER – drums.
On Sunday 28th February, Jack Howard and The Ambassadors Of Love will bring their splendid Bacharach And Beyond show to Memo for the first time. The show will also help to kick off the St.Kilda Writer’s Week in fine style.
For the past six years, Jack and the Ambassadors have been presenting their beautiful Bacharach show around town. The group has recently expanded the concept to include some of the other great sophisticated songs of the era – think Herb Alpert, Sergio Mendes, Jimmy Webb, The Carpenters; and of course, still plenty of Bacharach.
With the fabulous Michael sisters, Heather and Marj, on lead vocals and flute and violin, Jack on vocals and trumpet, John Berto on guitar and vocal, Amy Valent Curlis on vibes and percussion, Greg Murray on drums and Rob Walker on bass; plus the great addition of John Mcall on piano and Ian Haines on trombone, the show has been brilliantly realised and orchestrated.