FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – Robbie Mann | Penrith City Choir

Free pop-up music lounge featuring Robbie Mann and Penrith City Choir

ROBBIE MANN – 5pm – 7pm

Robbie Mann is a Blue Mountains local, currently based in Canberra after studying Classical piano at the Australian National University. He specialises in a rarely heard early Jazz idiom known as ‘Stride’. Stride piano was the infancy of jazz piano, born of Ragtime and nurtured within the debauchery of burlesque houses, brothels and bars. The pianist acted as a veritable one-man-band, encompassing the entire rhythm section in the left hand with the right providing highly syncopated rhythmic figures that adapted easily to the popular tunes of the day. It was promulgated chiefly by the likes of Fats Waller, James P Johnson and Willie ‘The Lion Smith’. Robbie belongs to a new 3rd generation of artists intent on reviving the rhythm, drive and pure joy that this virtuosic style offers. He likes to keep things fresh with re-imaginings of the old Jazz standards and ragtime favorites in addition to unexpected treatments of familiar tunes from the Classical canon to contemporary Pop covers. Click here to listen to Robbie on Soundcloud.

PENRITH CITY CHOIR – 7pm – 7.30pm

Since 1977 Penrith City Choir has produced major concerts locally and participated in local community functions. It  performs many of the full-scale choral works, often in association with Penrith Symphony Orchestra and other choirs. Under the direction of conductor, Lucy McAlary and accompanied by pianist, Jane Andino, the choir will perform some of its ”lighter” repertoire this evening, including traditional and folk music and some swing items.

ABOUT FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS is a pop-up event from 5pm-8pm before a Friday evening 2016 Season performance here at The Joan in one of our great lounges. Think tempting cocktails, fabulous-and-filling finger food and a cosy atmosphere with plenty of comfy nooks. A perfect way to wind down from the week before enjoying a show. Local singer-songwriters and musicians will be performing at each FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS bringing you an eclectic range of styles from funky soul and blues to prog-rock-tronica, smooth tunes and acoustic pop. We’d love to see you there!

FREE If you’re keen to stick around for a show afterward, you can buy tickets to see Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing Mozart at Night, an evening of poetic revelations and colourful visions in music. Tickets are $70/$65 and you can click here for more information.

Robbie Mann Penrith City Choir

  • Friday, Jun 3 2016 5:00pm

ROBBIE MANN – 5pm – 7pm

Robbie Mann is a Blue Mountains local, currently based in Canberra after studying Classical piano at the Australian National University. He specialises in a rarely heard early Jazz idiom known as ‘Stride’. Stride piano was the infancy of jazz piano, born of Ragtime and nurtured within the debauchery of burlesque houses, brothels and bars. The pianist acted as a veritable one-man-band, encompassing the entire rhythm section in the left hand with the right providing highly syncopated rhythmic figures that adapted easily to the popular tunes of the day. It was promulgated chiefly by the likes of Fats Waller, James P Johnson and Willie ‘The Lion Smith’. Robbie belongs to a new 3rd generation of artists intent on reviving the rhythm, drive and pure joy that this virtuosic style offers. He likes to keep things fresh with re-imaginings of the old Jazz standards and ragtime favorites in addition to unexpected treatments of familiar tunes from the Classical canon to contemporary Pop covers. Click here to listen to Robbie on Soundcloud.

PENRITH CITY CHOIR – 7pm – 7.30pm

Since 1977 Penrith City Choir has produced major concerts locally and participated in local community functions. It  performs many of the full-scale choral works, often in association with Penrith Symphony Orchestra and other choirs. Under the direction of conductor, Lucy McAlary and accompanied by pianist, Jane Andino, the choir will perform some of its ”lighter” repertoire this evening, including traditional and folk music and some swing items.

ABOUT FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS is a pop-up event from 5pm-8pm before a Friday evening 2016 Season performance here at The Joan in one of our great lounges. Think tempting cocktails, fabulous-and-filling finger food and a cosy atmosphere with plenty of comfy nooks. A perfect way to wind down from the week before enjoying a show. Local singer-songwriters and musicians will be performing at each FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS bringing you an eclectic range of styles from funky soul and blues to prog-rock-tronica, smooth tunes and acoustic pop. We’d love to see you there!

FREE If you’re keen to stick around for a show afterward, you can buy tickets to see Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing Mozart at Night, an evening of poetic revelations and colourful visions in music. Tickets are $70/$65 and you can click here for more information.

Robbie Mann Penrith City Choir

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