The Ozcats salute Bob Crosby’s Bobcats
Friday 18 January, Woden
The Bob Crosby Orchestra, and Crosby’s ‘band-within-the-band’, the Bobcats, became two of the greatest jazz bands of all time. With the rise of “swing” music in the mid-1930s, the Cosby band with it’s core of New Orleans musicians, managed to authentically mix the older New Orleans jazz style with the popular swing style and the resulting sound was an instant success.
The Ozcats are an exciting and vibrant group of some of Australia’s finest jazz musicians who have modelled themselves on the sounds of the history-making Bobcats. The Ozcats playing in Canberra for this special salute to the Bobcats will be leader Lawrie Thompson (drums), Bob Henderson (trumpet), Al Davey (2nd trumpet), Paul Furniss (clarinet), Ben Jones (tenor sax), Ed Wilson (trombone), Bradley Newman (piano) and David Seidel (bass).
Playing classic Bobcat recordings such as “March of the Bobcats”, “South Rampart Street Parade” and “Big Noise From Winnetka,” to name a few, the Ozcats will replicate the distinctive, exhilarating sound of the original jazz masters in an exceptional concert.
Dinner and Show
Make a night of it and enjoy a two course meal before the show with our ‘Dinner and Show’ ticket offer. Dinner commences from 6pm.