Kade Brown returns to Down South Jazz Club

JAZZ MAN: Kade Brown, originally from Candelo, is returning to Merimbula to perform at the Down South Jazz Club which is held at Club Sapphire on Thursday, August 17.

JAZZ MAN: Kade Brown, originally from Candelo, is returning to Merimbula to perform at the Down South Jazz Club which is held at Club Sapphire on Thursday, August 17.

On Thursday August 17,  the Down South Jazz Club has much pleasure in bringing to the stage of Club Sapphire “The Kade Brown Quartet” featuring Kade Brown on piano, Sam Martin on bass, Steve Byth on alto sax and Ken Vatcher on drums.

Pianist and composer Kade Brown, originally from Candelo, is now based in Melbourne.

In 2014 he accepted a university awarded scholarship to start jazz piano studies at Monash University.

Kade first appeared at the Merimbula Jazz Festival in 2010 at age 15.

In May 2011 and July 2012 he entertained the DSJC with his trio comprising Kade on piano, Steve Clark on double bass and Ken Vatcher on drums. With two CDs under his belt by that time, it was obvious by then that he was a young man with a great future ahead of him.

Kade studied jazz at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music in Melbourne and in recent years has performed with some of Australia's finest jazz musicians.

Kade will be performing a selection of original music and jazz standards from American and Australian composers.

Saxophonist Steve Byth has been an exciting emerging talent in the Melbourne jazz scene and performed with some of Australia's premier jazz musicians such as James Muller, Barney Mcall and Aaron Choulai.

Steve's quality of tone and improvisation stems from influences from Lester Young to Mark Turner and Julien Wilson. 

Sam Martin is a bassist who resides in the village of Candelo. Over the past eleven years he has performed with a diverse range of touring shows and performers.

He is highly regarded in the Australian independent music scene as a bass player, sound engineer and experienced touring musician.

In 2004 Sam completed a Bachelor of Music at the Australian National University, and in 2007 a Graduate Diploma of Education at the University of New England. 

Sam is an active member of the Candelo Arts Society, a not-for-profit arts fostering collective that assists touring shows and local artistic endeavours.

He teaches on a regular basis and can be seen performing with Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen as Little Ivan, a slightly charismatic, overly confident, fervent bass playing bassist.

Ken Vatcher on drums is well known by DSJC members. He is the  drummer of choice for many visiting performers who rely on local musicians for a rhythm section, and he has been a standing member of the Margie Fullerton Trio for many years.

Music will commence at 7.30pm.

Cost is $15 for jazz club members and $20 for visitors. Table bookings can be made with Aileen/Kevin Walsh (6495 9853), by email at bookings@downsouthjazzclub,org.au, or will be available on the night at the door.