Legendary jazz trumpeter James Morrison announces show at Hamer Hall

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Legendary jazz trumpeter James Morrison announces show at Hamer Hall

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In celebration of his 60th birthday, the jazz maestro James Morrison has announced a tour that will celebrate the work of jazz legends.

Australian jazz musician James Morrison is coming on a tour of Australia with his big band, to celebrate the music of Ellington, Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles and more. Trumpet virtuoso James Morrison is renowned as one of the finest jazz players of his generation, performing alongside the best jazz musicians and even performed the opening fanfare at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. His tour falls on the year of his 60th birthday and to celebrate this milestone, Morrison is paying tribute to the jazz legends that have shaped his career.

What you need to know

  • Australian jazz trumpeter James Morrison is coming to Melbourne
  • He is joined by his big band, with saxophonist Andy Firth and vocalists Emma Pask and Darren Percival
  • James Morrison will be performing at Hamer Hall on November 6

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Having been inducted into the Graeme Bell Hall of Fame in 2013 at the Australian Jazz Bell Awards, James Morrison’s international career has shaped him into the maestro that he is today. His career has seen him as a presenter on Top Gear Australia, the conductor of the World’s Largest Orchestra in Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium and an ARIA winner for Best Jazz Album. This tour pays tribute to the many jazz greats that have come before him, including Sinatra and Count Basie, but also includes a special tribute to his late mentor, Don Burrows.

“I’ve been blessed to have so many great mentors and inspirational heroes – this tour is a chance to pay tribute to them and celebrate with some of Australia’s finest,” states James Morrison. Joining him on stage are the vocalists Emma Pask and Darren Percival, along with saxophonist Andy Firth, who will bring an undeniable energy and expertise to renditions of jazz classics.

Get your tickets to what is sure to be the jazz concert event of the year at the Arts Centre Box Office (1300 182 183) or heading here.