MacKenzie Quarters together with Bendigo Blues & Roots Musical Festival 2022 present: Dinner & A Show – ‘Classical Jazz’ on Friday 4th November 2022
This ticket includes a two course dinner from the Ms Batterhams kitchen, 3 fantastic classical jazz acts with access to a full bar where drinks can be purchased at bar prices.
Doors open from 5.30pm with the first act swinging to life at 6pm sharp!
Please note that guests will be seated banquet style for this event with a set menu and unfortunately dietary adjustments cannot be catered for on this particular occassion.
About our featured artists…
La Fiaba String Quartet:
La Fiaba is an acoustic string quartet with four passionate string players from Bendigo, that simply love playing together and having a whole bunch of fun. Performing around Bendigo and surrounds, they will bring you a wide variety of fabulous arrangements to showcase the richness and intimacy of the string quartet. Whether they are playing Mozart or Muddy Waters, Beethoven or BB King, there is a quality of sound, an interpretation and desire which holds the music in its own space. So kick back, relax and listen to La Fiaba String Quartet as they infuse your senses with the vast, rich and sensational arrangements of many favourite tunes and take you on a journey that will leave you humming Billie, BB, and Cole around town.
The Django Fretts:
The Django Fretts are Castlemaine’s very own gypsy jazz quartet. Formed in 2015, the Fretts have an extensive repertoire of tunes taken from the Django Reinhardt songbook as well as a few American jazz favourites. A set from the Django Fretts will evoke the mood of 30s Paris with authentic gypsy jazz melodies and acoustic improvisations.
Alanna & Alicia:
Twin sisters Alanna and Alicia are excited to return home for the tenth anniversary of the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival. Known for their original folky jazz songs, their quality quirky lyrics and sweet harmonies, they have captivated audiences at festivals all over Australia including the National, Port Fairy and Woodford.
As identical twins, they have a rich, intuitive vocal blend, creating the kind of magical close harmonies that are unique to siblings.
Catch them singing songs and telling stories from their upcoming fifth album, as well as favourites from their stunning back catalogue including Songs I’m Singing with Me and Twinlines.
Performing with their fine band, Damien Neil, guitar, Silas Palmer, piano, violin and Sarah Busutill, violin, snare drum.
“In concert they are entertaining and lively characters with an unpredictable, unscripted natural humour inspired by close observations and wry story telling. They are brimming with talent, a free spirit and endearing charm”. – Jamie McKew, past director, Port Fairy FF.