Nov 2013

Norfolk Island Jazz Festival 2013

Norfolk Island Jazz Festival 2013
Don Hopkins is playing at this years Norfolk Island Jazz Festival 1st week in December.
Other artists are:
Evelyn Duprai, Sussurro, Rick Robertson, Down South Jazz Quartet, Libby O’Donovan, George Washingmachine with special guest Ingrid James.
So book your tickets now for a musical getaway. Sat 30 Nov - 6 Dec
Flight leaves Sydney for Norfolk Island on Fri 29 Nov

Noteworthy Gigs for November

Thus 31 Oct “Colburne Ave”at Cafe Church - Glebe 7:30pm
Don Hopkins will be sharing grand piano duties with Pugsly Buzzard on Thurs 31 October at Glebe Cafe Church. This is an acoustic blues/jazz night and is one of the 88 X 8 solo piano masters series. It’s BYO food and drink (glasses provided) and relaxing in comfy lounges while listening to the purely acoustic grand piano playing. Glasses and candle light provided. $20/$10. 37 St Johns Rd, Glebe corner of Colbourne Ave Also there will be a piano and Hammond duet with Pugsley and Don.

Saturday 16 November: Jim Conway’s Big Wheel with the return of Jess Green at Camelot, Marrickville
Of course Big Wheel will be featuring as usual the sublime vocals and piano playing of Don Hopkins, the immaculate double bass playing of Stan Valacos, the driving rhythm of Antero Ceschin on drums and the incomparable harmonica playing of Jim Conway. Big Wheel will be presenting songs from their acclaimed new CD called "Just So". This will definitely be a night to remember.. 
Jess Green is back with Jim Conway's Big Wheel, so the A team: Jim, Jess and Don, who spearheaded Big Wheel's critically acclaimed CD, Just So, will be together for the first time since its launch. You'll be able to experience first hand the talent which makes this album so great, as the band takes its audience on "a myriad of musical journeys, from the slithering blues of ' I Wouldn't Pay It Any Mind', to the head nodding grooves of 'Don't Let The Drillers In', the soul drenched 'Sister Rosetta', and the stomping 'Shaken Not Stirred."

Rhythm Magazine described Big Wheel and its latest CD as ' a unit which clicks just so.. making this a contender for best blues record of the year. '

Of course Big Wheel will also featuring the immaculate double bass playing of Stan Valacos, the driving rhythm of Antero Ceschin on drums and the talented Justin Fermino on Sax.

If you haven't yet experienced the magic of Camelot, this is the gig to go to. Obscurely situated near Sydenham Railway Station, up flights of stairs in an old industrial building, the warmth of the Camelot Lounge embraces you once you get to the top.

Don is back at
Dee Why RSL Club for some more blues and boogie piano
2nd Sunday in November