Gigs are happening every Tuesday night at Babylon Newcastle.
Doors open at 7:00pm. Band starts at 8:00pm.
Gigs at the Underground
Adrian Mears/Andrew Dickeson Trio
Tuesday 1 February
This will be an exciting reunion of two of Australia's finest Jazz musicians. Adrian Mears and Andrew Dickeson started playing together as young teenagers and have continued a strong musical relationship since then.
Mears is now living in Germany and, as well as being an extremely in-demand performer, is a highly regarded music educator. www.adrianmears.com. Likewise, Dickeson is one of the leading lights on the Australian jazz scene, is building a strong overseas career and is very active in music education as well. www.andrewdickeson.com
They will be joined by stellar bassist Jacob Graham for one night only for NIMA - playing a mixture of original music and some great jazz standards.
Adrian Mears - Trombone
Jacob Graham - Double Bass
Andrew Dickeson - Drums
Steve Hunter Trio | Tuesday 8 February
Steve Hunter has been astonishing audiences regularly at the Underground over the last 10 years. Steve's virtuosity and driving groove is captivating and he has become a local favourite. His trio includes the renowned pianist Matt McMahon and powerhouse Gordon Rytmeister on drums.
Steve Hunter - Electric Bass
Matt McMahon - Piano
Gordon Rytmeister - Drums
The Rehab Brass Band | Tuesday 15 Feb
The Rehab Brass Band's roots are based on the tradition of New Orleans street marching bands. The bands outstanding versatility covers grooves and harmonies from Gospel Hymns, Jazz, Folk, Latin, Funk and Blues.
This band will get the audience on their feet with some brass injected high energy funk!!
Dave Thompson, Graeme Reynolds - Trumpets
Paul Isaacs, Shane Landry - Saxophones
Jeremy Borthwick - Trombone
James Wyatt - Guitar
Leigh Sherringham - Sousaphone
David Tracy - Drums
Delay 45 | Tuesday 22 Feb
Delay 45 is a unique Australian jazz group led by award-winning trumpeter and composer Tom Avgenicos, featuring close collaborators Roshan Kumarage (piano), Dave Quinn (bass) and Ashley Stoneham (drums). Delay 45 play songs and connect them together through improvisation. The result is a fluid exchange between structure and spontaneity, creating an immersive listening experience that traverses various moods, colours and textures.
Delay 45's sound is built upon a deep understanding of each other's playing that stretches back as far as high school. Their shared history is evident in the way the players seamlessly respond, building on one another's musical cues and ideas. The group gained recognition among peers, critics and audiences for their debut release Big Ears, and for this performance will be launching their sophomore album Flux.
Tom Avgenicos - Trumpet
Roshan Kumarage - Piano
Dave Quinn - Bass
Ashley Stoneham - Drums