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2016 Ballarat LoungeRoom – FREE Contemporary Jazz Concert

11/06/2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Come in out of the cold & into a warm and wonderful place of marvellous music, scintillating sounds, bodacious beverages & Ballarat’s famously delicious company!

Yes, the FREE FREE FREE Ballarat LoungeRoom is back in the house & ready to breathe some red-hot jazz into our wintery season!

Opening with the ambient guitar improvisations of groovy Rod Gear – a maestro of fingers & strings who invites you into his kaleidoscopic world of sweet sound.

Continuing with the celebrated jazz / blues vocals & loops of the equally wonderful Geoffrey Williams – a deserved favourite who invokes the funky & soulful, the life-affirming, and the unendingly virtuostic.

Culminating in the sensational 6-hand piano play-off that is PIANO FORT! “What is PIANO FORT?” You might ask…

In this age of novelties, gimmicks & whizz-bang technology, the good old piano can be overlooked, set to the side to collect dust, and gradually left to slide awkwardly out of tune.

PIANO FORT celebrates this extraordinary instrument with a fine selection of local players thoughtfully dragging the piano back into the spotlight.

One by one, each pianist will take charge of this fine machine we call the piano and ignite it with a series of short solo pieces linked together with improvised duets.

Emcee Mick Trembath will take each through their paces, and playing for your delectation are Amie Brulee, Barry Deenick, Rose Turtle Ertler, Michael Westlake, Georgina Williams, and Thomas Williams!

So, roll up, roll up! Set your eyes & ears on one of the finest musical inventions known to wo / man kind! Come & celebrate the piano with a night of finely crafted ivory-tickling musical virtuosity!

Entry into the LoungeRoom sonic wonderland is FREE, and to keep you strong & fit for the magical musical mystery tour that is Ballarat LoungeRoom, we have on hand delectable snacks & drinks courtesy of Ballarista Steve.

Come one, come all – but by all means come to a night of music you won’t want to miss!


6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute
117-119 Sturt Street
Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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0419 677 713
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