Oliver Gannon Quartet
Part of the Jazz For Barb series presented with the Italian Cultural Centre
Legendary guitarist Oliver Gannon cites Barney Kessell and Wes Montgomery as formative models, horn players as conceptual influences, and Art Blakey’s music as a favourite direction. His fluid, swinging style is rooted in 50s and 60s bop. He is a generous leader, allowing the band members lots of room to contribute.
With Nick Peck piano, Russ Botten bass and Craig Scott drums
ABOUT JAZZ FOR BARB SERIES AND THE ITALIAN CULTURAL CENTRE
Barbara Fudge was a passionate and loyal fan of jazz music. She could be seen all over the city at various jazz events talking and laughing with her friends, mingling with the musicians and enjoying a glass of fine wine. Her personality and laugh were contagious and although no longer with us, her larger than life spirit shines bright. We are so happy to be able to honour her with our ‘Jazz For Barb’ Series.