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The Date Brothers - Gypsy Jazz Guitar

  • The Lost Ones Basement Bar 14 Camp Street Ballarat Central, VIC, 3350 Australia (map)

Join us for a night of smoky, lowdown New Orleans jazz, mixed with the gypsy campfire. Performed by jazz virtuosos THE DATE BROTHERS, Ian and Nigel Date, this is an opportunity for one-night only. Tickets only $20 each.

The DATE BROTHERS live shows are always thoroughly entertaining. The guitar combination of virtuoso guitar playing punctuated by pieces featuring Ian on trumpet and vocal adds another dimension to their show.

Ian Date is regarded as one of Australia’s great guitar players. From humble beginnings in rural Australia he has gone on to forge an international career. Equally at home on the acoustic or electric guitar, critics have described his playing as “endlessly inventive, lyrical and melodic and always delivered with impeccable timing.”

Ian has performed with a who’s who of Australian jazz including James Morrison, Bob Barnard, Monica Trapega and Andy Firth. Ian has written music for film and television performed on more than 70 albums as a sideman or a leader. Ian is currently based in Co. Cork Ireland. He tours regularly in Ireland, Scandinavia, mainland Europe and Australia.

Nigel Date is a freelance professional guitarist based in Sydney, with more than 30 years experience. He works with some of Australia’s best jazz musicians.

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