Blue Mountains News

John Bell & Simon Tedeschi - Echoes of The Jazz Age

Source: Penrith Performing & Visual Arts
Archived 9 Nov 2019 - Posted: 10 Sep 2019
Theatre icon and National Living Treasure, John Bell AO OBE and internationally acclaimed pianist, Simon Tedeschi join forces with the amazing Blazey Best in a world premiere collaboration celebrating the Roaring Twenties and all things jazz through words and music, on Saturday 21 September at 7.30pm at The Joan.

Bell is one of Australian theatre’s most illustrious figures, having played a role in the development of our nation’s rich artistic culture as an actor and director, and founder of Bell Shakespeare. Tedeschi is one of the most acclaimed and sought-after pianists in Australia, known equally for his performances of Schumann, Grieg and Mussorgsky as his Gershwin and jazz collaborations.

Held together by Scott Fitzgerald’s famous essay Echoes of the Jazz Age, the programme includes snippets of T.S. Eliot, Groucho Marx, Mae West, W.C Fields and Dorothy Parker along with the music of George Gershwin, Fats Waller, and Jelly Roll Morton.

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere and enjoy a 1920s themed cocktail from the bar before the performance, and stay back for a Q & A and a chance to meet the artists after the show.

Dazzling music, a touch of gravitas and just a whiff of nostalgia… a tantalising trip back in time with John Bell and Simon Tedeschi – plus the brilliant Blazey Best.


Tickets

Standard $60 | Concession $55 | Under 30’s $30

 

CAST & CREATIVES

John Bell / Orator

Simon Tedeschi / Pianist

Blazey Best / Vocals

 
Reed Everingham Counselling and Psychotherapy Reed Everingham Counselling and Psychotherapy Reed Everingham Counselling and Psychotherapy Professional, Confidential & Qualified. Visit site for more info.

Recent News

Gavin Bowles releases debut album 'This Year's Modern'
Gavin Bowles releases debut album 'This Year's Modern'
Following on from the single releases of The Daily Grind and Apartmentality,...
Temporary Closure: Section of Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Leura
Temporary Closure: Section of Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Leura
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park –...
Blue Mountains Volunteers Give More than Most
Blue Mountains Volunteers Give More than Most
More than 1400 volunteers contributed nearly 13,000 hours to Council-managed...
Love Local this Festive Season to Support Local Businesses
Love Local this Festive Season to Support Local Businesses
With Christmas just around the corner, and 2020 – a year like no other...
TAFE NSW and Transport for NSW Collaborate to Foster Road Safety Awareness
TAFE NSW and Transport for NSW Collaborate to Foster Road Safety Awareness
TAFE NSW has collaborated with Transport for NSW in their Towards Zero...

What's New

Jenolan Caves have reopened some caves
Jenolan Caves have reopened some caves
Jenolan Caves Exclusive weekend accommodation or Chisolm's dining cave experiences available now.
The ATO's cyber security checklist +++
The ATO's cyber security checklist +++
Trumans Chartered Accountants Trumans November Newsletter now available. What does the “full expensing” write-off deduction mean for business?
COVID Safe Wedding Celebrant
COVID Safe Wedding Celebrant
Marriage Celebrant - A Ceremony by Design A Ceremony by Design is seizing the opportunity to re-imagine weddings for the 2020s.
The perfect place to relax this summer
The perfect place to relax this summer
Melaleuca Mountain Retreat Views that will leave you breathless, a place to relax. Melaleuca Mountain Retreat offers the perfect getaway !!
Limited Weekend Escapes Remaining
Limited Weekend Escapes Remaining
Seclusions Looking for a weekend escape to relax & unwind?
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
Scenic World launches We Love LocalBlue Mountains residents receive discounted entry to Scenic World and Dinosaur ValleyView Scenic World »