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Jody Sternberg & David Lewis (Paris) with special guest Mark Fitzgibbon

Saturday, August 24, 2024 @ 8:00 pm

Doors open at 7:30 pm


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General Admission -JSDL240824
$ 40.00
Concession -JSDL240824
Available (and proof must be shown upon entry) for valid holders of the following cards: Australian Seniors, Australian Government Concession or Health Care, Veterans Victoria, University or TAFE Student or Educator, Music Victoria member, Melbourne Jazz Co-Op member, PBS FM or 3RRR member, anyone under the age of 18
$ 30.00
$30.00 – $40.00

Jody Sternberg – vocal & saxophone
David Lewis – trumpet
Mark Fitzgibbon – piano

Paris-based Australians Jody Sternberg and David Lewis team up to offer us an eclectic repertoire, mixing French songs, jazz standards and original compositions. Lewis’ melodic, colourful trumpet and flugelhorn interweave effortlessly with Sternberg’s warm voice and feeling for
lyric, playfully mixing languages and musical styles.

Originally from Sydney, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jody Sternberg studied the saxophone in the US and then moved to France to pursue her music career. In Paris, her warm contralto voice gradually became Sternberg’s main instrument, although her lyrical saxophone remains a feature of her performances.

She is a regular fixture in Paris jazz venues, leading a quartet with French jazz piano legend Alain Jean-Marie. Her duo album with Jean-
Marie, Castles In the Sand, released in June 2023, drew critical acclaim including a 4/4 star-review in the French cultural weekly Télérama.
Sternberg fronted British trip-hop group Morcheeba for their Antidote international tour after co-writing the single “Wonders Never Cease” and
has collaborated with many Paris-based artists including Arthur H, The Marathonians and Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague). With David Lewis she also leads a quintet paying tribute to cabaret icon Eartha Kitt.

Australian-born trumpeter, pianist and composer David Lewis is co-founder of the internationally-renowned group Paris Combo, with which he recorded nine albums and performed world-wide over a 25-year period until the untimely passing of the group’s singer-songwriter Belle du Berry in 2020. Paris Combo have toured Australia six times, including three exclusive performances with guest artists at the 2023 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, in a tribute to Belle du Berry.

Originally travelling to France to study music, Lewis went on to tour and record extensively with African-Jazz legend Manu Dibango. As instrumentalist and composer-arranger he has also worked with a diverse array of Paris-based artists including Gianmaria Testa, Arthur H, Marc
Perrone, Maurane, Carla Bruni, Lokua Kanza, Cabaret Sauvage, l’Orchestre de la Lune, John Greaves and, most recently renowned choreographer
Philippe Decouflé.

A piano student from an early age, Mark studied music under Fred Thomas, Graham Rule, Marie Driscoll and Trevor Barnard but mostly learnt from going on the road like everyone. Mark started with many leading Melbourne bands including Vince Jones and Wilbur Wildes “Blowout”. In the eighties he moved to London and performed throughout Europe for the next seven years. In London he worked as a freelance pianist regularly performing at the 606 club, Pizza Express and Ronnie Scotts jazz clubs.

Mark returned to Australia in the 90’s and won the Wangarratta jazz festival prize. A highly regarded pianist Mark has continued to be in demand within Australia as a solo artist, accompanist, composer and recording artist on stage, tv and radio. Mark has accompanied many international jazz stars such as Scott Hamilton, Lee Konitz, John Stubblefield, Curtis Lundy, Claire Martin, Mark Murphy, and George Coleman jr on their tours in Oz.


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