Sandie White with the Esmond Selwyn Trio
Esmond Selwyn has long been recognised as one of the UK’s greatest performing jazz guitarists, a view that has been readily seconded by many.
A highly regarded sideman with Don Rendell’s band—one of the UK’s greatest—Esmond is in great demand for jazz festivals in the UK and Europe, as well as studio work and of course is a noted teacher and educator.
“It’s time we wakened up to his genius…” Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings
Esmond’s style forms a direct link with the great jazz guitarists of the past, many of whom are friends such as Tal Farlow and George Van Epps and has appeared on the same bill as Charlie Byrd, Chick Corea and Elvin Jones, as well as personally accompanying American jazz giants Art Farmer, Al Cohn and Jimmy Witherspoon.
In a career spanning 60 years Sandie White has been established as one of Sydney’s top jazz singers, and has worked around the globe with such luminaries as Ray Ellington and his quartet, Ike Isaacs, Dill Jones, Basil Kirchin, Lionel Hampton, Zoot Sims and Oscar Pettiford.
The sublime voice of Sandie White will captivate the audience with soulful renditions of jazz standards, vocalese stylings, and sultry torch songs. Her emotional depth and passion for storytelling will take you on a journey to another era when jazz reigned supreme.
Joining Esmond and Sandie will be Brian Abrahans on the drums and Geoff Kluke on bass. Brian has worked with just about all of the world’s top jazz artists at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. Originally from South Africa, he lived in England for 30 years before coming to live in Australia.
Geoff Kluke is renowned as one of Australia’s greatest bass players. He has worked with many of the world’s visiting artists over the last 40 years. He is a bass player’s bass player.