Conference Cocktail Party
Pullman Sydney Hyde Park
36 College St
Pullman Sydney Hyde Park
Drinks, finger food and a chance to socialise with other delegates and friends.
COST: Au$135.00. pp.
Ticketed separately to conference fees.
ON SALE: 1st August 2017
CLOSED: 21st Seprtember 2017
Entertainment: Contemporary Australian Jazz
Dan Barnett and the Kevin Hunt Trio
Kevin Hunt is a highly lauded Australian jazz pianist.
Kevin Hunt is a jazz pianist-composer who has performed regularly in the Sydney jazz scene since 1979.Kevin Hunt currently performs regularly with vocalist Emma Pask and pianist Simon Tedeschi.
He frequently performs alone, with his trio and also accompanies many other Australian jazz greats.
He was the pianist for the Don Burrows Quartet at the Regent Hotel in Sydney. He was then the solo artist there for many years following Don's retirement.
He has been a recipient of the Australian Variety Artists Mo Awards being awarded 'Jazz Musician of the Year' and having completed his Ph.D now teaches jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium.
Kevin has recorded jazz Cds with Don Burrows, Marie Wilson, James Morrison, Simon Tedeschi, TIm Hopkins, Adrian Mears, Janet Seidel, Steve Hunter, David Jones, Col Loughnan, Sandie White, Trevor Griffin, Debra Decembre.
DAN BARNETT was
born into music being the son of the legendary
Sydney Bassist Cliff Barnett he began his musical life
as a Trombonist and quickly developed a love for singing
and has since carved out an enviable reputation on the
Australian music scene. Dan has worked and
recorded with some of the greats in Australian and
world music such as James Morrison, INXS, Jack Johnson,
Will Calhoun, Paul Kelly,Tom Burlinson, Barbara Morrison,
Mark Murphy, Bob Barnard, Boy George, Dan Barrett, Tom
Baker, Bob Montgomery, Culture Club,Warren Vache,
George Washingmachine, Emma Pask, Judy Carmichael,
Janet Seidel, Don Burrows, George Golla, Thirsty Merc,Spy
VSpy, The Allniters, Evan Christopher, Stranger Cole, David
Paquette, Judy Bailey, Rhonda Birchmore, Kevin Hunt and
“The Australian Art Orchestra” production “Testimony” the
Legend of Charlie parker, Sydney festival production “The
Trocadero Dance Palace Dan is also a permanent member
of The legendary Unity Hall Jazz band and Blues Point Jazz
vocal group as well as being a renowned bandleader of both
big band and small groups.
Dan is a regular on the Australian and European festival
Circuit having played at Waiheke JVC Jazz New
Zealand,Thredbo, Festival of Voices, Clarence Jazz
Festival, Noosa Jazz Festival, Manly, Sydney, Adelaide and
Melbourne Festivals, Wangaratta Jazz Festival,
River Festival (Brisbane), Jazz in The Domain, Darling
Harbour Jazz fest, Wyndham Estate, Lleuwin Estate,
Ascona Jazz Switzerland, Sildajazz Norway, Breda Jazz
Nederlands, Bulach Jazz festival, Porvoo Jazz Finland,
Riverboat festival Denmark, Montreux Jazz, and on Tours of
Thailand,Europe,Taiwan and the U.S.A. Dan was a runner
up in the prestigious 2006 London International Jazz
Competition for singers and in 2007 and 2008 toured Brazil
three times as part of “Jazz Festival Brazil” to rave reviews
and on the strength of this toured his 14pce big band to
Brazil in late 2008 for “Banco do Brazil”. He also has six
C.Ds under his own name. “The Right Track” “Point of No
Return” (on La Brava records) & “Somewhere, Someplace,
Sometime” featuring his big band, “Little Green Men” with
his group Barnett 5 (Vitamin Records) and the latest
release “Walkin’ shoes” also with his big band. The big band
has also held down a 10 year residency at Sydney’s
infamous Unity Hall Hotel. Dan released CD number four
“One for C” a tribute to his late father in May 2009 and was
nominated for a Bell Jazz Award.
Dan returns yearly to the EU for dates in France,Holland,
Finland,Switzerland,Italy, Scandinavia and the Caribbean as
well as constantly touring nationally as a highly sought after
Singer, Musical Director, educator and featured soloist.