Presented by the Down South Jazz Club on Thursday, 19th October from 7.30pm. Jazz Club Members $15, non Jazz Club Members $20. For bookings and enquiries phone 6495 9853.
Many will remember from their visits over the last few years, the last being in March 2015, when on each occasion they brought the house down collectively and with brilliant solos from all performers.
Beginning in the late 60’s and rapidly becoming well-known in the Australian jazz and music scene during the 70’s, Galapagos Duck is a household name being arguably the most well-known jazz band in Australia with its unique approach and extraordinary popular appeal.
Along with trailblazers like the late, great Graeme Bell and then stars like Don Burrows, George Golla and the Morrison brothers, Galapagos Duck put Australian jazz on the map. They’ve won many national and international awards over the years. Aside from playing at jazz festivals, both national and international, there have been extremely successful performances in England, Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos.
Although the membership has changed, of necessity, the direction of the band has always remained the same and that is to create a performance experience that, while jazz oriented, is able to be appreciated and enjoyed by everybody.
All members of Galapagos Duck are respected performers and composers who maintain The Duck’s hallmark flavour, versatility and style. With the band again comprising John Conley (bass), Willi Qua (reeds/percussion), Richard Booth (reeds), Wil Sargisson (piano) and Rodney Ford (drums), they have lost none of their enthusiasm, versatility or skill and are probably playing better than ever, delivering a polished, versatile and entertaining performance in any situation.
Drawing from the band’s comprehensive repertoire, the evening will reflect all the many facets that are represented by the word ‘Jazz’. Other genres of music are also included but always with a jazz flavour.