ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…
5 Aquatic Drive Albert Park Lake (next to the Point Restaurant)
$35/$30 cash only at door (no cards) Remember proceeds go to the artists after our direct costs, we do not profit from these gigs, feel free to pay more at the door because every extra dollar will go to the artists.
Doors open 7:30 pm
Includes bread & dips before the show and hot party finger food in the interval. Drinks from bar at bar prices.
Bookings: email@example.com or text 0418179411
Jan Wositzky OAM
(yep, he got a gong in the recent lists)
Celebrating fifty years in Australian music and storytelling, with Jack Norton on guitars & bouzouki and Wendy Rowlands playing piano, sarangi, accordion and violin.
There are stories of the dancing Ngadiji women of Borroloola; a Bushwacker’s classic, Annie, translated into Yanyuwa; a lament for a mate who died of the grog; Turkish and Iranian music from Jack Norton, carrying the story of Gallipoli and the women from both sides, and of boat people incarcerated; weird happenings ‘up north’ with frozen kangaroo tails; a little bit of chainsaw music, and Dougie McLean’s secular hymn, The Singing Land – and Jan playing
5-string banjo, bodhran, rhythm bones, spoons and harmonica.
It’s a journey.
Playing guitars, including the Italian chittara battente guitar, and bouzouki, Jack brings a world of musicality to Jan’s Australian sensibility. A musicologist as well as a musician, Jack plays across various musical genres, from rock, ‘Early’ music, folk to classical.
In the 1980s he travelled the Middle East and Europe, immersing himself in the music and cultures of the Middle East and Central Asia.
In Thank You For The Welcome, Jack brings all these influences to bear, mesmerising audiences with his superb playing.
Wendy is a multi-talented, eclectic musician, with a background ranging from playing in orchestras such as the Australian Pops Orchestra and running her own community orchestra, The Corker Orchestra, playing violin in the Brazilian Choro band ‘Pipoca’, improvisation with the Melbourne Playback Theatre, touring ‘The Habibis’ … and much more in folk, jazz and community projects. Wendy brings all the joy of her lifetime in music, playing piano, sarangi, accordion and violin.
I genuinely can’t remember the last time we had Jan on, so this will be one I am looking forward to sitting back and enjoying.