The Syncopators, together with rising star – vocalist Tamara Kuldin – will take you on a sentimental journey through the classic jazz era, sharing vintage love songs and party tunes. Performing the hits of timeless legends such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday, Sarah Vaughn & many other jazz greats, this elite band will rework many classics.
Enamoured by the romance and sophistication of the golden era of song, acclaimed Australian vocalist Tamara Kuldin has been captivating audiences from Melbourne to Europe with her playful, sultry and heartfelt interpretation of songs from The Great American Songbook, French chanson classics to lesser known vintage jazz & blues gems.
Formed in 1984, Chris Ludowyk hand picked the cream of Melbourne’s jazz talent to form the ‘Society Syncopators’. Now known as ‘The Syncopators’, they achieved the pinnacle of Australian jazz within a few years. With their versatility (the guitarist plays banjo, the bassist plays tuba, the clarinettist plays alto and tenor sax and the trombonist plays bass), they cover a wide range of styles and material. The vocal harmonising talent of the front-line also lends itself to the performance of ‘popular jazz’ material a la ‘Mills Brothers’ and ‘Boswell Sisters’.
Brian Cadd is a bona-fide music legend. Platinum album seller. ARIA Hall of Famer. Multiaward winning songwriter. Recipient of an Order of Australia (AM). This powerhouse singer and piano player still rocks in today’s retro-pumped music business and is as energised and creative as ever. Recently Brian returned to his old stomping ground in Nashville to record Silver City under the masterful guidance of producer Mark Moffatt, and has relocated to the heart of his musical influences Woodstock NY where he is embracing the musical culture and connections of the area.
Brian Cadd’s career began with the iconic Australian band The Groop in 1966 and he wrote all of their many hit singles and albums including Woman You’re Breaking Me and Such A Lovely Way. He then formed Axiom with Glenn Shorrock, heavily influenced by The Band and dubbed Australia’s first supergroup, he was the primary songwriter and penned hits including Little Ray of Sunshine, Arkansas Grass and My Baby’s Gone before the band broke up in England in 1969. Returning to Australia he joined Fable Records as head of A&R and chief producer. Fable launched a rock label called Bootleg Records in 1972 and Brian ran the label as well as being its’ first artist. The label became the most successful independent record company in the history of Australian popular music up to that time. The next few years saw many gold and platinum records as a solo artist and an array of prestigious awards for film scores, title songs and TV themes. In addition he produced many acts and wrote much-loved hits including Ginger Man, Let Go, Don’t You Know It’s Magic and Alvin Purple. During this period, following the enormous success of his first eponymous album Brian Cadd, he recorded several more giant albums including Parabrahm, Moonshine and the platinum soundtrack to the worldwide-acclaimed cult surf movie Morning of the Earth.