Joy Yates - vocals
Born in New Zealand of Maori / European origin, Joy has been singing all her life. Jazz singer and performance teacher extraordinaire,
her career spans five decades and several continents, garnering broad international credentials in concert, television, recording
and jazz vocal performance education. Joy has shared time, stage and studio with great artists such as Neil Sedaka, Van Morrison, Cat Stevens, Cliff Richard, Chaka Khan, Randy Crawford, Gladys Knight, Ronnie Scott, Cleo Laine, John Dankworth, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Monty Python, The Goodies, Orsen Wells, Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Clark Terry and many more.
Dave MacRae - piano
A brilliant informed musician, producer, composer, arranger and an emotive performer with outstanding jazz credentials.
From early beginnings in Australia with Bernie McGann, John Pochee, Graeme Lyall, Don Burrows, John Sangster, Bob Barnard to touring
the U.S.A. Britain and Europe with the great Buddy Rich Band. During the 15 years he spent in the U.K. MacRae continued working with a wealth of artists among them: Ronnie Scott, Clifford Jordan, Chet Baker, Annie Ross, Jon Hendricks, Clarke Terry, Cliff Richard, Scott Walker and as musical director to The Goodies TV Series. Also to his credit are recordings with Joy Yates & Pacific Eardrum, the indefinable Matching Mole, Back Door, jazz fusion pioneers, “Nucleus”, the Mike Gibbs Orchestra, the Mike Westbroke Band and several scores.
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Craig Scott - double bass
Craig Scott has been one of Australia's leading bassists for over 30 years. He began his career in Jazz in 1979 with the Keith Stirling Quartet. Since that time he has been a member of many other jazz groups led by such well-known jazz identities as: Don Burrows, James Morrison, Julian Lee, Kerrie Biddell, Paul MacNamara, Steve McKenna, Steve Brien, Judy Bailey, Roger Frampton, Gordon Brisker, Cathy Harley, Trevor Griffin, Serge Ermoll, Jim Pennell, and many others.
He led his own quintet "Improviso" through the 1990’s. Itfeatured Graeme Lyall and Warwick Alder and the band performed at many of Australia’s major jazz festivals including Manly, York, Bellingen, Melbourne International, and Wangaratta.
Check out Craig's website here