Bell, Tedeschi, Best: All that jazz

Simon Tedeschi and John Bell: Join with Blazey Best for a trip down memory lane.

Simon Tedeschi and John Bell: Join with Blazey Best for a trip down memory lane.

Theatre icon and national living treasure, John Bell, and internationally acclaimed pianist, Simon Tedeschi, join forces with the amazing Blazey Best in a world premiere collaboration celebrating the Roaring Twenties and all things jazz through words and music on Saturday, September 21, at 7.30pm at The Joan.

Bell is one of Australian theatre's most illustrious figures, having played a role in the development of our nation's rich artistic culture as an actor and director, and founder of Bell Shakespeare.

Tedeschi is one of the most acclaimed and sought-after pianists in Australia, known equally for his performances of Schumann, Grieg and Mussorgsky as his Gershwin and jazz collaborations.

Best, a 10-year veteran of film, television and theatre, has played many roles, from a murderous queen in Wars of the Roses to the teenage Joy in Summer Rain.

Held together by Scott Fitzgerald's famous essay Echoes of the Jazz Age, the program includes snippets of T.S. Eliot, Groucho Marx, Mae West, W.C Fields and Dorothy Parker along with the music of George Gershwin, Fats Waller and Jelly Roll Morton.

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere and enjoy a 1920s themed cocktail from the bar before the performance, and stay for a Q&A after the show.

Dazzling music, a touch of gravitas and just a whiff of nostalgia ... a tantalising trip back in time with Bell, Tedeschi and Best.

Tickets: Adult $60, concession $55, under 30s $30. See www.thejoan.com.au.