Yep, it was hot, hot, hot and windy at Jazz at the Pines in Dural today, music-wise and weather-wise.
It’s autumn here, but the temperature at today’s Greg Poppleton Jazz At The Pines show reached 40 celsius. That’s over 100 F.
The show was booked out. We learnt today from the organisers that Greg Poppleton is the most popular band that plays Jazz at the Pines. As always we play a mix of sings from the 1920s and 30s including some sung in German, Spanish and Italian.
We’ll be back at Jazz at the Pines, Sunday 19 March 2019. So Book Early.
But the weather was so hot and sunny, some people decided not to risk sunburn or heatstroke.
But under the shady pines, all was fine.
Thank you to everyone who made it and lasted the distance. We even had a couple of sound failures earlier on with the hot, gusty winds. Lucky my trusty 1920s megaphone and an opera trained voice provided all the vocal amplification until a wind-loosened cable to the speakers was fixed.
I took a picture of the band.
– Geoff Power trumpet and trombone
– Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo
– Ian Baker tuba
– Lawrie Thompson drums
I asked them to forgo the usual suit and ties. It was 40C after all.
I took some photos for you from the stage as the show was in progress. Great audience!
Thank you to The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville and The Hills Shire Council.
In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, for Jazz At The Pines were…
– Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s singer,
– Paul Furniss, clarinet, soprano and alto sax,
– Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo,
– Ian Baker tuba and trombone,
– Lawrie Thompson drums and washboard…
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