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WHAT IS JAZZ?


SATURDAY 3–SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2022



"This question has been asked since the term was first used in the early twentieth century, with no answer ever capturing the enigma that is jazz. Perhaps the great Louis Armstrong was correct when he said, 'If you have to ask, you'll never know.'

One thing that's certain is that jazz is not just a style of music – it's even more than a genre. Jazz is a 'way' of making music, a certain spirit... and as such it has absorbed many styles and influences over its ebullient history to constantly evolve and escape any rational definition.

So, to answer the question it seems best to embark on a journey from the early days of Dixieland and Blues, passing through Swing, Bebop, Cool, Latin and more, until we arrive at a musical point where we can combine ancient Australian, Middle Eastern, and Indian sounds with all that jazz encompasses to capture that spirit in a world music that is undoubtedly Jazz ... and still wonderfully impossible to define.

This journey will pay tribute to many of the greats – you'll recognise the music of Louis, Ellington, Billie Holliday, Dizzy, Bird, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles and many more. And your guides for the trip will be a collection of Australia's finest.

Spread over three concerts and two days, join us at UKARIA for a feast of music that may just leave you feeling you no longer need to ask, 'What is Jazz?'

You'll just know."

James Morrison AM
Curator



PACKAGES

Full Package 
| Includes three concerts and Saturday Dinner.
Three-Concert Package | Includes three concerts (no meals).
Saturday Package | Includes two concerts and Saturday Dinner. 

Single tickets on sale Friday 1 July 2022. 




WEEKEND OVERVIEW



NEW ORLEANS TO SWING

SATURDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 4.30PM


"This session begins with the traditional jazz of Louis Armstrong and his 'Hot Five' with hits such as 'Basin Street Blues', 'St James Infirmary' and 'Muskrat Ramble'. A tribute to Benny Goodman takes us into the Swing Era and the music of Duke Ellington. The main issue during this concert will be trying not to leave your seat and dance!"

– James Morrison AM


James Morrison 
| Trumpet / Piano / Flugelhorn
Andy Firth | Clarinet / Saxophone
Jordan Murray | Trombone
William Morrison | Guitar
Patrick Danao | Drums
Harry Morrison | Bass


Duration | Approximately ninety minutes without interval.



DINNER
SATURDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 6.30PM

Meet the artists and converse with fellow music lovers over a two-course dinner showcasing fine local produce from the Adelaide Hills. 

Note | This event is included in both the 'Full Package' and 'Saturday Package' options. A separate booking is not required. 



BEBOP, LATIN AND COOL JAZZ
SATURDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 8.00PM


"We start with our lady of song, Hetty Kate, giving us a taste of what happened when singers such as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan gave the jazz treatment to Broadway musicals, turning them into jazz standards. Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie 'Bird' Parker are the fathers of Bebop and created a jazz revolution which took the tempo up, and we will follow. By 1964 the Bossa Nova and jazz had combined, and with our homage to Stan Getz and João Gilberto we will re-create this beautiful music. Nothing is more iconic in the jazz world than the sound of Miles Davis and the 'Birth of the Cool' is a perfect way to end a day of music."

– James Morrison AM


James Morrison | Trumpet / Piano / Flugelhorn
Hetty Kate | Vocals
Andy Firth | Clarinet / Saxophone
Jordan Murray | Trombone
William Morrison | Guitar
Ebunoluwa Daramola | Drums
Harry Morrison | Bass


Duration | Approximately ninety minutes without interval.



LUNCH
SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 12.15PM

Round out your UKARIA weekend with a delicious light lunch in our Garden Terrace. Includes a selection of two curries, rice, poppadom and naan bread.

Note | This event is not included in the 'Full Package' and 'Saturday Package' options. A separate booking is required. 



IT ALL COMES TOGETHER
SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2.30PM


"The freedom of jazz as an improvised music allows it to absorb, collaborate and be in conversation with almost any other tradition. In this session we invite masters of improvisation from disparate origins to meet in various combinations, together under the umbrella of the jazz ethos. Experience the ancient sounds of Didgeridoo, Kamancheh, Nay, Ghoshmeh and Tabla combining with the European instrumental tradition to create soundscapes that will transport you. We will conclude with a tutti of sounds and rhythm in a piece commissioned for this special one-time performance.'

– James Morrison AM


James Morrison | Trumpet / Piano / Flugelhorn
William Barton | Didgeridoo
Sandy Evans | Saxophone
Cieavash Arean | Kamancheh / Nay / Ghoshmeh
Bobby Singh | Tabla
William Morrison | Guitar
Ebunoluwa Daramola | Percussion
Patrick Danao | Drums
Harry Morrison | Bass


Duration | Approximately two hours, including a twenty-minute interval.
Note | Complimentary afternoon tea will be served during the interval. 



TRANSPORT OPTIONS

For patrons requiring transport, UKARIA will offer two bus services over the weekend:

Saturday 3 September Departs 3.00pm
Sunday 4 September 
Departs 1.00pm

This bus will collect patrons from the corner of South Terrace and Hutt Street and return to this location afterwards. On Saturday 3 September, this will be after the second concert (departing UKARIA at approximately 9.45pm).

Select an event or package to view prices and book:
WHAT IS JAZZ? (FULL PACKAGE)
3 Sep 2022 to 4 Sep 2022
WHAT IS JAZZ? (THREE-CONCERT PACKAGE)
4:30PM on 3 Sep 2022
WHAT IS JAZZ? (SATURDAY PACKAGE)
4:30PM on 3 Sep 2022 to 3 Sep 2022
DINNER
6:30PM on 3 Sep 2022
LUNCH
12:15PM on 4 Sep 2022
BUS SERVICE – WHAT IS JAZZ? (SATURDAY PACKAGE)
3PM on 3 Sep 2022 to 3 Sep 2022
BUS SERVICE – IT ALL COMES TOGETHER
11:30AM on 4 Sep 2022
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