An evening of top class Jazz in the Art Gallery
Danny Moss Jnr: Double Bass
Freddy Grigson: Guitar
Chris Tarr: Drums
Welcome Canapés and Champagne on arrival
3 Course meal designed by Head Chef Malcom Chow
$175 per head also includes all beer and wine.
Roast pigeon breast,
Jerusalem artichoke, foie gras, red currant jus
2nd Course (choice of)
Butter poached Heard Island toothfish,
slow cooked leek, asparagus, house made caviar
Charred grass fed eye fillet,
bone marrow, ox tail gyoza, Manjimup truffles, jus
3rd Course (dessert)
Flavours of almond and coconut
6:30 for 7 Start
Danny Moss Jnr’s big toned, swinging bass playing is highly regarded by his peers on the international Jazz Scene.
He is joined by one of Australia’s finest and most exciting jazz guitarists Freddy Grigson and percussionist extraordinaire Chris Tarr for an (unforgettable) night of sophisticated, swinging jazz.
The programme will include the great tunes of the likes of Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, George Gershwin etc.. and a healthy serving of the Blues.Internationally renowned double bassist Danny Moss Jnr is an unashamed disciple of the great Ray Brown! Time, tone, swing, and variation of lines depending on the soloist are the hallmark of his playing. A few years ago he flew to Chicago to listen to his idol, who was appearing with his trio. During this week he played golf every day with Ray who was a golf ‘nut’. Danny, who is an ex Australasian Tour Pro was able to help Rays game, and at night soak up the wonderful Bass playing of ‘The Master’. Danny’s propulsive lines and ‘long note’ style have earned him a considerable reputation. Indeed one of Europe’s top piano players John Critchinson, (long time member of Ronnie Scotts quartet), dubbed Danny ‘The Pathfinder’ due to his driving and harmonically sympathetic bass lines on a recent European tour.
Danny can be heard on many fine recordings with world renowned artists such as Danny Moss MBE, Jeanie Lambe, Sir John Dankworth, Don Burrows, John Wheatley, Martin Drew ,Scott Hamilton, Tony Coe , Simon Spillett etc. For many years Danny joined his illustrious parents for a 3 month extensive tour of Festivals and Jazz clubs in Europe. Danny describes touring with Danny, Jeanie and some of the greatest pianists and drummers in the world as an “enormous buzz”.
He has performed at most of the major European jazz festivals incl: Brecon, Edinburgh, Foehr, Corsham, Galway, Bridgenorth, Berlin, Munich, Hof, Zurich, Vienna etc, etc. Danny was a member of guitar great Hank Marvin’s Quartet for 3 and a half years playing music inspired by Django Reinhardt. The group toured and recorded widely.
Freddie Grigson has been at the forefront of Australia’s ever-evolving jazz scene for the past 35 years. His artistic virtuosity and authentic interpretation of the Jazz language has earned him a reputation as one of the country’s most in-demand guitarists. Beginning his musical career in Melbourne, Freddie moved to Perth in the early 1980’s where he continues to perform, record and develop his skills and unique sound. He also heads the Jazz guitar program at the West Australian Conservatorium of Music (WAAPA)
He is an experienced and sought-after sideman, working alongside legendary artists such as Sammy Davis, Jr and Shirley Bassey. He is also a headliner in his own right and has shared the stage with jazz giants, including Joe Pass and John Scofield, Jim McNeely, Peter Bernstein.
Freddie has released two albums, Bluezone in 1997 and Past and Present, released in early 2012.