The Jews Brothers Band Australian Tour, May 2014

Friday, 2 May 2014 - Friday, 9 May 2014

THE JBB IS COMING BACK TO OZ!   Here's the programme:
WHAT   JBB @ 27th Annual Thredbo Yalumba Jazz Festival, 
WHERE  Alpine Village, Thredbo
WHEN  The weekend of May 2-4.
WHAT  JBB in Sydney
WHERE  Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Rd, Sydney
WHEN  Thursday May 8  Doors open 7pm / Music 8pm  (two sets)  
ADMISSION $25 Presale + bf  $30 on door
WHAT  JBB back at school!
WHERE  Emanuel School, Sydney
WHEN   Friday May 9 special assembly
This is a traditional gig for us and we love it. If you know one of the students at this school, make sure they attend that day!
WHAT JBB in The Blue Mountains
WHERE Old Lawson School, Great Western Highway, Lawson, Blue Mts.
WHEN    Friday May 9  6.30pm for dinner & drinks  8pm Music
ADMISSION  $20 / $15 concession
(We are also playing a Bar Mitzvah in Sydney but I'm afraid we cannot invite you as ... well, to tell you truth, if you all come, there won't be enough food for the band!)
The line-up for Australia is:
Linn Lorkin -  lead vocal/melodica 
Nigel Gavin - mandolin 
Neill Duncan - tenor sax/percussion 
Michael Lira - upright bass
Hershal Herscher  -  accordion and hat!
Re the Thredbo weekend festival, this is a great one. Come for the whole weekend and get an accommodation/entertainment package.  We have played Thredbo several times over the years and even have a tune that Nigel wrote for the band called Thredbo, Thedbo (on our My Yiddish Swing album) inspired by their ski-lift, ski-lift. 
This tour is quite an occasion for Neill Duncan as he had his left arm amputated a year ago and will be playing his very special new one-handed tenor saxophone, specially made for him in the Netherlands.  He's had to learn all new fingering so it's been quite a project for him preparing for these JBB gigs.  But as we all know he's a brilliant musician so come and wish him well with his new musical venture!  On bass we will have the virtuoso Michael Lira, ex Monsieur Camembert, who has done stints with the band over the years and always contributes a bit of mayhem on stage (as if there wasn't enough already! Anyway, this is the right month for Mayhem).
While in Australia we'll be recording at Neill's Katoomba studio.  New tracks will include the brand-new 20th anniversary song "When the Band Began to Play".  The new tunes will be included in a 'best of the JBB' album which will come out later this year. 

Artist Profile

The Jews Brothers Band

This eclectic and eccentric five-piece from New Zealand always hits the stage in an explosion of energy and keeps up the pace throughout. It's exhilarating foot-stomping, hand-clapping repertoire, both original and traditional, features wild Eastern- European dance medleys, neo-40s New York swing, gypsy "hot club", schmaltzy waltzes and funky dance grooves.