Jimmy Blanton joined Duke Ellington and his Orchestra in 1939. During that same year they recorded a duo album which was the first ever commercially recorded bass and piano duet.
Jimmy Blanton joined Duke Ellington and his Orchestra in 1939. During that same year they recorded a duo album which was the first ever commercially recorded bass and piano duet. Blanton revolutionised the bassists role in a band. Duke Ellington would often bring Blanton to the front of the band stand to solo, which at this period of time was unheard of. Sadly, Blanton passed away at the age of 22 in 1942. Many bass players, such as; Ray Brown, Paul Chambers and Dave Holland, attribute Blanton as one of their biggest influences. In 1972 Duke Ellington and Ray Brown released a tribute album for Blanton entitled, “This ones for Blanton”
Performing the music of Blanton and Ellington at Doo-Bop is the Josh Kameus Trio. Josh is a recent Double Bass graduate of the Jazz Music Institute who has been working towards doing a tribute to Blanton for some time. Joining Josh will be Benjamin Van Jole on Piano and Josh Batka on Drums and Cymbals.
Up and coming Brisbane Bassist, Josh Kameus is a recent graduate of the Jazz Music Institute. During his time at JMI he studied under he tutelage of renowned bassist Brendan Clarke. Over the last few years Josh has had the pleasure of performing with his peers in groups such as The Kent Street Cookers, Interlude, The Jazz Music Institute Big Band and Dan Quigley’s Steamboat. Josh draws inspiration for his playing from Bass Greats such as; Dave Holland, Jimmy Blanton and Ron Carter. Josh has recently been working on new projects and looks forward to showcasing his playing with the world over the coming years.
Doors open at 6.30pm. Show starts at 8.00pm.
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(Wednesday) 30 January 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Doo-Bop Jazz Bar
101 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD 4000