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Strange Bedfellows (Jack Wiard & Rachel Collis) at Humph Hall
August 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$15 – $25
In a marriage of strange bedfellows come together two very different acts for an afternoon of exceptional musicality, entertainment and variety. Highly acclaimed Sydney songstress Rachel Collis along with her trio will once again join forces with virtuoso jazz clarinetist Jack Wiard and his trio in a celebration of collaboration and diversity.
Rachel Collis (vocals & piano)
Michael Galeazzi (bass)
Mike Quigley (drums)
Jack Wiard (clarinet)
Jim Elliott (bass saxophone)
Cliff Parsons (banjo)
Rachel Collis is no stranger to variety. Since stepping into the musical spotlight in 2012, she has gathered quite the reputation for her unforgettable live performances, drawing comparisons as diverse as songwriting legend Joni Mitchell and funny man Tim Minchin. Rachel moves seamlessly between earnest folk storytelling and humour, showcasing her exceptional versatility as a songwriter, her fine ear for melody, and her poetic lyrical talent.
Jack Wiard has been part of the Sydney jazz scene for over 40 years..He worked with Nick Boston’s Colonial Jazz Band [1973-75, and left H.S. teaching to join the Ray Price Quintet. From 1979 -2004 he played with the Graeme Bell All Stars, and the Sydney-Zenith Jazz Band [1998-2006]. He currently works with the Robbers Dogs Jazz Band, Mike Hallam’s Hot Six, and Geoff Power’s Classic Jazz Band. He also leads his own groups and appears on 45 recordings.