The National Trust’s Norman Lindsay Gallery Jazz in the Garden is an eagerly awaited annual event that brings the iconic jazz band Galapagos Duck to the Blue Mountains.
Every year a large and diverse audience settle in on the gallery lawn to experience jazz performed by world class musicians.
Galapagos Duck began in the late 1960s while the members were engaged in a winter season at the New South Wales skiing resort, “The Kosciusko Chalet” Charlottes Pass. After returning to Sydney, the band continued to work and became well-known in the Australian jazz and music scene during the 1970s when it was the house band at the emerging jazz nightclub, The Basement. The band performed in the club continuously for 16 years during which the Basement became known as one of the greatest jazz clubs in Australia.
Since these humble beginnings, The Duck has become one of the best known jazz bands in Australia and very well known throughout the country.
The band has worked - and continues to work - in concert halls, nightclubs, at jazz festivals, in the recording studio and on radio and television.
Although the membership has changed, the direction of the band has always remained the same, to create a performance experience that - while jazz oriented - is able to be appreciated and enjoyed by everybody.
Jazz in the Garden will be held on Saturday, February 25. Gates open at 4pm. Bring with you some food, beverages and a chair or blanket. Parking and gallery admission is included in the ticket price.
Bookings are essential, online at www.normanlindsay.com.au or phone the Gallery 4751 1067.