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Live @ the Town Hall returns for second instalment featuring jazz musicians Jazztrix Quartet, Daniel Susnjar

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Seven-piece ensemble the Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group.
Camera IconSeven-piece ensemble the Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group. Credit: Supplied

Albany will host a weekend of jazz performances next week with the second instalment of Live @ The Town Hall.

The Albany Town Hall will be transformed into a jazz club on August 5 and 6 with four musicians bringing their smooth sounds to the stage.

The weekend will kick off with Jazztrix Quartet, who have opened for acts including Carole King, James Taylor, Diana Krall, James Morrison, Chris Isaak and Paul Kelly.

The Miles Davis tribute will play well-known songs from the legendary US jazz trumpeter’s catalogue, including from his album Kind of Blue.

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Daniel Susnjar Jazz Quartet will also perform on Friday.

Susnjar has previously shared the stage with music legends including Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Steve Miller, Terence Blanchard, Hank Marvin, Arturo Sandoval, Alex Acuna and Dave Grusin.

Saturday evening will open with a performance by Rainbow Coast Big Band featuring Bluebirds playing a selection of classic swing tunes and tribute songs.

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Camera IconAlbany Town Hall Credit: Mogens Johansen/The West Australian

Then Daniel Susnjar will take to the stage again, this time alongside the Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group.

The seven-piece ensemble will present their original jazz compositions that are influenced by Afro-Peruvian rhythms, and unique arrangements of traditional Peruvian folk songs.

The weekend will be the second instalment of Live @ The Town Hall, following the first event on June 24 to 25 which featured performances by Adrian Dzvuke, Grace Sanders, Joel Jackson and Chris Nelson.

City of Albany Arts and Culture manager Paul Nielsen said Live @ the Town Hall was proving popular with the local community.

“This is such a versatile event where we have the ability to showcase genres, groups, styles and cultures through each Live @ the Town Hall series,” he said.

“Jazz music has a special place in many of our hearts so we expect a huge turnout for a marvellous weekend of big band, jazz and dancing.”

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