Grab your friends, pack a picnic and enjoy a summer session at Taronga this February with the likes of Daryl Braithwaite, The Church, Living End, Xavier Rudd plus the one and only James Morrison!
Held in the Zoo’s natural amphitheatre, the 2023 series runs from Friday, February 10 –Saturday, March 11. All proceeds go towards Taronga’s ongoing conservation work, including its campaign to protect our marine life. Locals are encouraged (as always!) to get amongst it and enjoy one of the most iconic Sydney experiences on offer.
Mosman Collective caught up with James Morrison ahead of his February 26 show, who tells us he’s PUMPED to take the stage once again, at his favourite Australian location.
Tickets to some Twilight at Taronga shows are still available HERE.
Hi James! As one of the most popular artists at the Twilight Series, what keeps you coming back?
It’s a magical setting Anna, and not like any other that I play in around the world. Where else can you play to thousands of people while they enjoy a picnic and look at Sydney Harbour?
What do you love most about playing at Taronga?
It’s a great atmosphere. I think people are very relaxed, they’re not sitting in a concert hall and they can eat and drink as they wish while enjoying the music. This feeling transfers to the musicians on stage and we almost feel like we’re playing for some friends in the backyard – a very big back yard with the world’s best view!
Can you talk us through what we can expect in the “A to Z of Jazz”?
A stands for Armstrong, that’s the father of jazz Louis Armstrong – Z stands for Zawinul, that’s Joe Zawinul the legendary keyboardist who was such an innovator in the fusion style of jazz. So, we have a chronological journey from the beginning of the music to modern times, with so many great stops along the way – Dixieland, Swing, Bebop, Latin Jazz, we play so many styles in this program. And we pay tribute to many of the greats from each of these eras. It’s like a musical smorgasbord.
The whole thing is performed by a 17-piece big band and we’re joined by the wonderful vocalist Adelina Martinez, who’s flying in specially for the show.