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SCAT – We Dig Christmas!

SCAT – We Dig Christmas!
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What: SCAT – We Dig Christmas! A jazzy Christmas celebration.
When: Sat Dec 16th, 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Where: The Bison Bar, C-Square Courtyard, Currie St, Nambour
Tickets: through www.stickytickets.com.au
Enquiries: 0403 152 397, info@sassyjazz.com.au
SCAT – We Dig Christmas!
A jazzy Christmas celebration.
Join us for our end of year Christmas concert with one of our favourite bands, SCAT, who will amaze you with their artistry and have you in stitches with their humour and on-stage antics.
“SCAT have that thing that is all too often missing in jazz – they connect with their audience and share the experience of making this great music” – James Morrison
Having shared the stage with big music icons such as James Morrison, The Whitlams, Emma Pask and Grace Knight, this 4 piece band (vocals, keys, drums, double-bass) does for jazz what bubbles do for soda-pop. Original tunes, tasty standards, clever arrangements, brilliant musicianship and serious humour is a package that audiences can’t get enough of. SCAT’s live show fronted by vocalist Craig Burnett is a unique blend of accessible sounds, instrumental mastery, lyric riffing, crowd interaction and off-beat humour. Craig believes their greatest and most frequent compliment says it all, “I don’t usually like jazz, but I love what you do!”
That might seem like an odd compliment to hear when you play in a jazz band, but for Brisbane four piece SCAT, it’s something they’ve become quite accustomed to.
Over the last 10 years or so, the band – featuring Craig Burnett on vocals, Jeremy O’Connor on bass, Daniel Smith on drums and Chris Poulsen playing piano – have crafted a unique musical persona that mixes equal doses of fun with blistering jazz virtuosity.
“We have to be having fun for it to be fun for the crowd,” says Chris, a fine jazz pianist and whose collection of keyboards, pianos and organs is rather impressive.
“Often when you see a jazz trio, it’s kind of this intense introverted experience, where we try and purposely do the opposite and make it accessible and entertaining.”
This sense of fun and entertainment is something that seems to flow naturally from the four Conservatory trained musicians, who reguarly decide to make up songs on the spot and hope the other members of the band follow their lead.
SCAT recently performed at our Nambour Winter Jazz Fest where they were a huge hit. Now they are returning to share their fun versions of Christmas carols plus much more.
Come and join us in the celebration.