John Scurry's Reverse Swing

Sunday July 28


Pub With Two Names – The Stables

Corner of Doveton St and Mair St, Ballarat, Victoria

John Scurry has been stalwart of the Australian swing and traditional jazz scene for five decades. He has performed at major jazz festivals throughout Australia, Europe and North America with iconic bands including The Red Onions.

Originally formed several years ago by veteran jazz guitarist John Scurry to revisit old tunes in a new light. The band has of late, since the release of its first CD Post Matinee has emphatically been a vehicle to perform original compositions as a means of creating new Standards. With one foot in the tradition and the other firmly embracing the possibilities of new melodies and structures, with verve and swing this collective continues to value add to the Australian Songbook.

"Sometimes Scurry”s music sounds like swing, or mainstream, or even modern jazz. In reality it is Ellingtonian, defying categorisation.”
Eric Myers, The Australian

  • JAZZ GENRE - Original, Contemporary, Swing

    John Scurry - guitar
    Eugene Ball - trumpet
    Brennan Hamilton - Smith - reeds
    Sam Keevers - piano
    Howard Cairns - bass



Pension, Seniors, Students, Jazz Club members - Concession ID required.


Please present ticket at the door.

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