The devilish art of jazz singing

Internationally acclaimed Australian entertainer Gregg Arthur is setting off on tour and he's taking some of the country's best musicians with him.

Some people got it, and some people don't. Gregg Arthur is one of the ones who does. It's the devilish art of being a jazz singer.

John Shand

Arthur's successful career has seen him perform on stages all over the globe. Whilst overseas, he earned praise from industry legends including Tony Bennett who said: "I love the way you sing. You have a fan in the way you phrase... it's perfect.".

Australian Critics have also lauded Arthur: "The finest male jazz singer Australia has produced since Vince Jones,"said The Weekend Australian; and "Some people got it, and some people don't. Gregg Arthur is one of the ones who does. It's the devilish art of being a jazz singer," said John Shand in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Since arriving back on Australian soil, Arthur has been working closely with some of our nation's most talented musicians on a show like no other. From popular contemporary hits, classic jazz standards, orchestrations written for him by the late Maestro Tommy Tycho and original songs written by Arthur, this show has something for everyone to enjoy.

From popular contemporary hits to classic jazz, the show has something for everyone to enjoy. It will bring audiences some of the most beautiful songs ever written including The Windmills Of Your Mind, Nature Boy, The Look Of Love, If You Go Away, My Funny Valentine, Body and Soul and so much more.

"After several years travelling and performing overseas it's great to be back touring Australia. I'm very excited to be performing in the Blue Mountains with some of Australia's most talented musicians. We have chosen a wonderful selection of music and look forward to bringing this to local residents," said Arthur.

The show with Quartet Quartet features Arthur's jazz quartet and a string quartet creating a unique concert experience. The group successfully made its debut in June this year at Sydney's iconic Vivid Festival.

Quartet Quartet features eight of Sydney's most respected musicians including Andrew Scott on piano, Craig Scott on double bass, Tim Geldens on drums, Michael Avgenicos on tenor sax, Tatyana Lukich and Nataliya Lukich on violin, Marianne Yeomans on viola and Sally Schinckel-Brown on cello.

Don't miss out on your opportunity to see this special one-off performance at the Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood, on Saturday, August 3, at 8pm. Tickets from $30 - $50. Call the box office 4723 5050 or see www.bluemountainstheatre.com.

Gregg Arthur: Tony Bennett said of him - 'I love the way you sing'. He is at the Hub in Springwood on August 3.

Gregg Arthur: Tony Bennett said of him - 'I love the way you sing'. He is at the Hub in Springwood on August 3.