The Georgia Brooks Quintet – With Thee I Swing
Great news for swing dancers of Ballarat, The Georgia Brooks Swingtet will be swinging into town on Friday July 27 to perform at Opulance live music venue.
Fresh from performing at a sell out show at Dizzy’s for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and most recently the Castlemaine Jazz Festival, The Georgia Brooks Quintet comprises Georgia Brooks (vocals), Kym Dillon (piano), Ben Calderazzo (guitar), Michelle Scully (double bass) and Sean Loughran (drums).
They are launching their new cd, With Thee I Swing, the long awaited debut album for the Melbourne-based band. The album took almost twelve months to complete and is a selection of hand picked favourites from the 30’s and 40’s including the well known classics Sweet Lorraine, Mean To Me, Exactly Like You and On A Slow Boat To China as well as some yet-to-become classics by some of Brooks’ favourite composers: Duke Ellington, Jimmy McHugh and Fats Waller.
The humour, fun and dynamic interplay of the Georgia Brooks Swingtet will have the audience doing their thing on the Opulance dance floor this winter for the Jazz Series in Ballarat. Be quick, grab your partner and purchase your tickets, they’re selling fast.