Sandie White & Dave Smith: Chasin’ The Bird | Pigeon Lane@ONE88
‘Music in the Mountains’ & ‘Pigeon Lane @ Gallery ONE88’ have teamed up to bring you the Blue Mountain’s newest monthly jazz series – ‘Chasin’ the bird’. It’s home, Pigeon Lane, is one of Katoomba’s best-kept secrets – it’s not big, and you wouldn’t know where it was unless someone pointed it out to you, however, it’s got all the makings of a New York basement jazz club. The vibe is cool, it’s intimate (you won’t quite be knocking elbows . . . but it will be close) and you will be there to be absorbed by the music. Soak in the magic on the last Thursday of the month at Katoomba’s very own ‘Birdland’.
For this performance, Sydney Jazz legend, Sandie White, will be heading to Pigeon Lane for an intimate performance with guitarist, Dave Smith.
Date: Thursday, May 28th, 2020
Location: Pigeon Lane @ Gallery ONE88 (186-188 Katoomba St)
Doors Open: 6:00 pm
First Set: 6:30-7:15 pm
Intermission & Dinner Break: 7:15-8:00pm
Second Set: 8:00-8:45 pm
Book online or call Chris on 0411 954 826
In a career spanning 60 years Sandie White – one of Sydney’s top jazz singers – has worked around the globe with such luminaries as Ray Ellington and his 4tet, 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.
“One of the most convincing interpreters of the standard song in Australian Jazz” Eric Myers, “Jazz” magazine
“White’s vocal range, tonal quality and great jazz feel for expression and improvisation flows unfailingly”
John McBeath, Adelaide Advertiser
Having performed in New York, London and Madrid, David brings these exotic experiences into each performance. The music speaks for itself!
David Smith was born in Sydney in 1954. He started playing guitar as a teenager and by 19 he was playing professionally in rock bands. He developed a passion for jazz, in which his early influences included by Tal Farlow, Jimmy Raney and John McLaughlin.
David spent four years in the UK from 1975-79 performing in a wide variety of bands. He returned to Australia and played at major jazz venues. In l986 he was invited to New York to perform with Chuck Wayne, Vic Juris and close friend and virtuoso guitarist Jack Wilkins, with whom he made a CD.
David Smith is regarded as one of Australia’s finest jazz guitarists and currently lectures at the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney.
What else do I need to know . . .
How do I find Pigeon Lane?:
You don’t enter through Gallery ONE88 – every good journey starts with the unexpected. Take a stroll down Beverly Place in Katoomba, a.k.a. Art Street, and whilst you’re enjoying the everchanging street art, you will find the entrance behind Gallery ONE88.
Will there be food & drinks available?:
There is a full cafe just upstairs in Gallery ONE88, so dinner, coffee, cake & soft drinks will be available on the night. When you arrive, head upstairs to the cafe and put in an order for dinner, and your meal will be ready and waiting for you during the intermission. There will also be an opportunity for coffee and cake after the show.
What about a bar?:
Pigeon Lane does not yet have a liquor license, so alcohol is BYO. There is glassware however so no need to bring wine glasses with you.
Will there be seating?:
Everyone will be seated and there is no standing room. There is no reserved seating so seating is on a first-come, first-served basis – so get in early.
Is there parking nearby?:
You can park on Waratah & Lurline Streets and you’ll only be a few minutes walk away. If you would like to first drop off your family & friends at the door, you can drive down Beverly Place and drop all your guests at the door.
Accessibility @ Pigeon Lane?:
There is wheelchair access however call Chris on 0411 954 826 to make your booking as entrance and drop-off will be explained over the phone, and seating will need to be rearranged in Pigeon Lane to accommodate (which we are happy to do – we just need some advance notice).
186/188 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780