James Morrison at The Basement @ The Basement

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    James Morrison
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James Morrison is, by anybody's standard, a virtuoso in the true sense of the word. An Australian jazz icon and Basement regular, he is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist playing trumpet most notably but also trombone, euphonium, flugel horn, tuba, saxophones, double bass and piano. At the age of seven, he was given his first instrument, at nine he formed his first band and at thirteen he was playing professionally in nightclubs. His international career developed just as quickly. At only age 16 James debuted in the USA with a breathtaking concert at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Following this were performances at the big festivals in Europe including Montreaux, Pori, North Sea, Nice and Bern - playing with many of the legends of jazz. Dizzy Gillespie, Cab Calloway, Woody Shaw, Red Rodney, George Benson, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Ray Brown and Wynton Marsalis to name a few. There were also gigs in the worlds most famous jazz clubs - The Blue Note and Village Vanguard in New York, the New Morning in Paris and Ronnie Scotts in London. Now 49, James Morrison's career thus far has been diverse and perhaps not typical of most jazz musicians. He recorded Jazz Meets the Symphony with The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lalo Schifrin, performed concerts at the Royal Albert hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for Princess Anne. Royal command performances on two occasions for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and for US Presidents Bush & Clinton at Parliament House in Australia. In 1997, James was recognized for his service to the arts in Australia and awarded a medal of The Order of Australia.. James was also the artistic advisor to the Sydney Symphony's "Kaleidoscope" series, which has included performances by Chick Corea, Dianne Reeves, Gary Burton and Kristjan Jarvi. He spends much time in education, doing master classes and workshops in many countries and presenting the James Morrison Jazz Scholarship at Generations in Jazz.

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James Morrison Previous Events, Festivals & Tour dates

2019

Home of the Arts (HOTA) (Hein Cooper) 22 September, Fortitude Music Hall (Hein Cooper) 21 September, Enmore Theatre (Hein Cooper) 20 September, Anita's Theatre Thirroul (Hein Cooper) 18 September, The Forum Theatre (Hein Cooper) 17 September

2018

Centro CBD 13 September, Lizotte’s Newcastle 14 September, Pittwater RSL 30 June, Kings Park and Botanic Garden 25 March, Doo-Bop Jazz Bar 09 March, Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre 08 September, Taronga Zoo 10 March

2017

Llewellyn Hall, ANU 11 November, Bird’s Basement 14 October, Bird’s Basement 13 October, Lizotte's Restaurant 22 October, Hamer Hall 03 June, Hamer Hall 02 June, Hamer Hall (MSO) 20 May, Hamer Hall 20 May, Hamer Hall 20 May, Hamer Hall 20 May, Arts Centre Melbourne 19 May, Adelaide Festival Centre 08 September

2016

WPAC Theatre 30 October, Centenary Hall 20 August, Bird’s Basement (Bird's Big Band) 06 June, Bird’s Basement 04 June, Bird’s Basement 03 June, The Basement 10 June, The Basement 24 March, Seymour Centre 17 March, Seymour Centre 16 March, Seymour Centre 15 March

2015

The Basement 27 November, Frankston Arts Centre 22 November, Perth Concert Hall (West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Hetty Kate) 03 December, The Basement 27 November, WPAC Theatre 01 November, Hume Bank Gardens Stage 01 November, Bennetts Lane Jazz Club 19 September, Lizotte's Restaurant 20 December, The Basement 18 September, The Basement 21 August, Paris Cat Jazz Club 08 August, The Basement 18 December, Arts Centre Melbourne 07 August, Art Gallery of NSW 07 July, Queensland Performing Arts Centre 31 July, The Basement 26 June, Taronga Zoo 14 March

2014
2013
2012

The Basement 07 December, The Basement 07 December, The Concert Hall on The Concourse 03 November, Eatons Hill Hotel (Gin Wigmore, Ashleigh Mannix) 28 September, The Forum Theatre (Gin Wigmore, Ashleigh Mannix) 26 September, Enmore Theatre (Gin Wigmore, Ashleigh Mannix) 25 September, Blue Beat 15 June, Red Bennies 24 May, The Basement 21 September, Empire Theatre 26 May, Perth Concert Hall 18 August, Red Bennies 24 May, Red Bennies 24 May, Melbourne Town Hall (Don Burrows, Wycliffe Gordon) 27 September, The Basement 18 April, Ipswich Civic Centre 19 May, Mundaring Weir Hotel 24 March, The Basement 02 March, Tanks Arts Centre 23 March, Tanks Arts Centre 23 March, The Basement 20 January, Melbourne Zoo 22 January

2011

The Basement 09 December