James brings jazz to Whyalla | Whyalla news
While he fell in love with jazz and learned to play the trumpet in the Sydney suburbs, James Morrison grew up in what he calls a “little country town” in the greater New Wales region of the United States. South.
Proving that you can take the boy out of the country but you can’t take the boy out of the country, James is excited to bring his latest gig – An Intimate Show with James Morrison – to Whyalla on Wednesday, November 24.
Considered a “complete showman” and a “trumpet virtuoso”, James is considered one of the best jazzmen of his generation by his peers.
He started playing the trumpet professionally at just 13 years old before touring the world with legendary Australian jazz musician Don Burrows. By 18, James had formed his own group.
“Since then, I have always been on the road,” Mr. Morrison said.
When touring with Don began, James performed in large concert halls around the world, but after returning to Australia, the group took the time to perform in smaller venues.
“We used to go to places like Whyalla and other regional centers… a lot of artists don’t do it now, but I loved doing it and so did he,” he said.
“Due to COVID we had a lot of downtime so I looked where we hadn’t been in a while and decided to tour South Australia.”
James will be performing at the Middleback Arts Center in Whyalla, while also hosting concerts in Port Lincoln, Port Pirie and Renmark to really survey the state.
“It’s nice to take a road trip, a lot of my life goes straight to the airport and flies me somewhere on the other side of the world… it’s great to get in the van with the group and travel, ”he said. noted.
Mr. Morrison’s show features classical jazz based on styles and acts such as Louis Armstrong, Bossonova, Stan Getz, Be-Bop and more.
“Expect to have a good time,” he said.
“We play all kinds of stuff that we love to go through, we’re not into just one kind of jazz.”
To book your tickets for An Intimate Show with James Morrison, visit the Country Arts SA website or go to the Middleback Arts Center box office.