Revered actor and director John Bell and renowned pianist Simon Tedeschi are two of Australia’s best-loved artists and in this, their third remarkable collaboration - and special guest, Blazey Best – they take audiences back to all the brilliance and bedazzlement of the Jazz Age.
The 1920s, or the Jazz Age, was one of the most thrilling decades in history. In the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald, who invented the term, it was an age of miracles, an age of art, an age of excess and an age of satire.
Centered around a famous essay by F. Scott Fitzgerald, with sizzling quotes from Mae West, Groucho Marx, and Dorothy Parker, and poetry by T.S Eliot, the performance features the irresistible piano music of Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong and James P Johnson, and songs by George Gershwin, Ray Henderson and Fats Waller.
“The language and the music combined perfectly to paint a picture far more vivid than one could imagine.” AU Review
“It is a virtuoso performance and the synergy between these two performers was obvious.” Stage Whispers