Brisbane's G20 Cultural Celebrations is presenting Jazz virtuoso James Morrison in the musical extravaganza, The World According to Brass at Brisbane's Riverstage on Friday 7 November from 7.00pm. The gates open at 5.30pm so, for the best spots, you might need to take your jazzy outfit to work and head straight down to the Gardens when you finish for the weekend.
Admission is FREE.
Bring your picnic and blanket and relax under the stars at the Brisbane Riverstage for a free toe-tapping concert featuring jazz virtuoso James Morrison backed by some of Australia's finest brass musicians. The show will take in an array of special guests including, the Brisbane Excelsior Band, South Brisbane Federal Band, Brisbane Brass, The Queensland Choir and the Queensland Conservatorium's Big Band, 'The Con Artists with Elly Hoyt'. In addition, soloists Chrislyn Hamilton and Jessie Johnson will add to the splendour of the evening.
James Morrison's, The World According to Brass is part of the G20 Cultural Celebrations and is presented in association with the Queensland Music Festival. It is one of the many events welcoming visitors and the participants of the G20 summit to our city.
The evening will highlight the impressive talent Brisbane has to offer, so bring all your family and friends along with a picnic blanket to Brisbane's Riverstage and relax under the stars as you are entertained by world-class musicians and singers. The World According to Brass is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council and 612 ABC Brisbane.
James Morrison sees music as the perfect medium to welcome international guests to Brisbane and celebrate our local culture with a home town audience. "The thing about music is it's so universal." Morrison said, "You can play some great music and you don't have to say 'Well this is music from this country and this is music from that country'. What country does brass come from? Well, take your pick. There's brass music everywhere in the world."
Come along for an evening of well balanced music.
Gates open at 5.30pm and the free concert will commence at 7pm on Friday 7 November. It is suitable for people of all ages and does not require bookings; but you will have to bring your own picnic, chair and blanket. More information on this spectacular event can be obtained from here.
It is recommended you catch public transport to this event. To make sure you catch the right bus/train/ferry check here or call 13 12 30 for more information.
The World According to Brass is part of the extensive music program included in the Riverstage Concert series of the G20 Cultural Celebrations hosted by the Queensland Government to the people of Brisbane in the lead up to the G20 Leaders' Summit. It has been running since 24 October and is set to continue until 16 November. During this period you can see hundreds of free community events including live music programs, interactive lighting and projection displays across Brisbane city, pop-up dance performances, street performances, community BBQs and multicultural community events.
For more information on this fantastic evening and many other fabulous G20 Cultural Celebration shows follow this link.