DON'T MISS THESE TWO EXCEPTOINAL ARTISTS
PETER LOCKE - JAZZ PIANO
One of Australia's top jazz pianists, Peter is in high demand in Sydney,
and can be found in many different musical settings. This is
due to the impressive depth of The Jazz Tradition in his playing.
These settings include the New Wolverine Jazz Orchestra: Anthony Howe's
Cotton Club: Brad Child's Swing-Era Big Band: Dan Big Band:
and is pianist of choice with Bob Barnard, Bob Henderson, Geoff Power
and John Morrison, and is a popular accompanist for today's prominent
vocalists including Monica Trapaga, Di Bird and Janet Seidel to name a
few. He has toured the USA several times and few musicians could move so
seamlessly from interpretations of the works of Bix Beiderbecke and Duke
Ellington to be-Bop and beyond.
CRAIG SCOTT - JAZZ BASSIST
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. The new Craig Scott Quintet is once again featuring Warwick Alder, along with Paul Cutlan. It, too, is featuring at jazz festivals such as Darling Harbour, Manly, Bellingen and Wangaratta.
As well as performing with many groups, Craig has been invited to perform as bassist for the Wangaratta Festival Jazz Piano competition on three occasions since it’s inception in 1989. In 2008 he was invited to be on the judging panel for the bass competition at the festival.