Rick Freeman's 'On It' Trio with special guest Leon de Bruin @ Classic Southside


8:00 pmFriday, 12 July 2019

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Venue: Classic Southside - upstairs at Classic Cinemas, 9 Gordon Street Elsternwick, 3185.

Rick Freeman is a jazz pianist recently returned from performing overseas for 5 years, in China, Japan, Brussels and London where he led the renowned sextet the “Game of Tones” was resident pianist at the “Eco Brick Yard Retreat” at Mutianyu near the Great Wall near Beijing.

Rick is an artist for Move Records, piano, clarinet &sax.

Bassist Rob Mahoney came to Melbourne from NZ in 1989 and never went home. Since then he has played in many styles and settings with The Mission Songs Project, The Stiletto Sisters, The Shuffle Club, Roadhouse Romeos, The Australian Pops Orchestra, Melbourne Opera and Andy Baylors Cajun Combo.

Corey Mills is a Melbourne based session drummer who has racked credits with highly recognised Australian and New Zealand talent such as Ella Hooper (Killing Heidi), Hayley Mary- (The Jezabels); Abby Dobson- (Leonardo’s Bride);

Expect swinging jazz standards and a night of fun.

We are delighted that trumpet /flugelhorn player extraordinaire Leon De Bruin(studied at the Manhattan School of Music) found time in his full time teaching and young family schedule, to perform with us. If you like interesting contrasts, and exciting jazz, this should be a great gig with some high intensity grooves, originals, ballads, Latin and swing!! It’s a great room in Manhattan style. We recommend early parking and enjoying the great local food places!!! See you there.

Leon R de Bruin is a musician, educator and researcher in music. As an in-demand trumpeter he has played with many local and international artists. He has spent time in New York and toured Europe with his quintet and is equally adept playing standards and in freer jazz assemblages. Usually teaching, researching or presenting somewhere around the world, this is a rare opportunity to hear him play in Melbourne. The above is a little bit about our guest for the Southside Jazz Room gig, Gordon Street Elsternwick on Friday July 12, from 8-10:15pm. This will be a nice vibe I can guarantee it as we love playing together!