Jazz Legend Bob Sedergreen will be performing as a part of a trio, with Jon Chidgey – bass and Sonia Horbelt – drums on Saturday 10th November from 2pm. It promises to be a thrilling ride of hard driving jazz from the 30’s – Fats Waller & Earl Hines, the 40’s & 50’s Duke Ellington, the 60’s Les McCann & Bobby Timmins, & 70’s with Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul & Chick Corea. We asked Bob about his performance with JAZZ series this spring at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

JAZZ series Q. What does jazz mean to you?

Bob Sedergreen A. Jazz means the freedom of the individual to interpret the music as they see fit. It is an African- American Art form.

JAZZ series Q. What jazz music/musician inspires you?

Bob Sedergreen A. I’m an eclectic but Cannonball and Nat Adderley and their band were my idols

JAZZ series Q. Whats your favourite thing about spring?

Bob Sedergreen A. My favourite thing about spring, its a time of rebirth and renewal.

JAZZ series Q. Whats your favourite thing about Ballarat?

Bob Sedergreen A. Probably Lake Wendouree and the gardens.

JAZZ series Q. Whats the best thing about live jazz performances?

Bob Sedergreen A. It’s in the moment so the audience can experience it three dimensionally.

JAZZ series Q. What live music performance made a lasting impression on you and why?

Bob Sedergreen A. Miles Davis at The Melbourne Recital Centre 1989. New band, new music, new contemporary approach, new repertoire, played at the highest intensity music. Spine tingling performance.

JAZZ series Q. How long have you been performing with the Jon & Sonja?

Bob Sedergreen A. Thirty years in various ensembles.

JAZZ series. Tell us more about what’s in store for the JAZZ series performance at The art Gallery of Ballarat on the 10th November.

Bob Sedergreen A. It’s a historical concert featuring the greatest jazz pianists. spanning 70 years and focusing a dozen individual stylists and their compositions. I will tell stories about each player.

A Salute to the Great Jazz Pianists promises to be a highly educative and thrilling Jazz performance from the best in the business. The Art Gallery of Ballarat is located at 40 Lydiard Street North Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.