Thursday, August 24, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Whitsunday Anglican School will welcome The James Morrison Quartet as part of the Mackay Festival of Arts in August.
Internationally acclaimed jazz musician and multi-instrumental virtuoso James Morrison will take to the stage alongside musicians from Whitsunday Anglican School before performing with his renowned jazz quartet.
The legendary jazz artist is considered a ‘genius’ on the trumpet, trombone, piano, saxophone and double bass and has played with legends including Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, saying he is “One of The Best” as well as Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles and Quincy Jones.
Whitsunday Anglican School Principal Andrew Wheaton said the special performance was one of pure excitement for the school and wider community.
“The School Oval will be transformed into a major entertainment outdoor hub and we have partnered with an external event company to help bring this event to life,” he said.
“Ticket holders will be able to dine under the stars with catering options from Debbie’s Seafood and K&Co.
“There will also be food vendors and coffee carts available for purchases on the night.”
James Morrison will perform alongside Whitsunday Anglican School musicians as part of the performance event and will also host class workshops.
“This event provides an extraordinary opportunity for our students to perform alongside Jazz-great James Morrison and experience a live performance from an incredible musician,” Mr Wheaton said.
“We are incredibly proud of our Music and Music Extension programs at Whitsunday Anglican School, and our students are working very hard at their craft for this special event.
“Our students can immerse themselves in music and learn an instrument from Preparatory through to Year 12.
“We are looking forward to welcoming The James Morrison Quartet and his team to Mackay, and our remarkable School.”
Tickets and dinner packages are limited for this very special event and are on sale now.
Visit was.qld.edu.au for more details.
WHAT: The James Morrison Quartet at Whitsunday Anglican School
WHEN: Friday, August 4 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
WHERE: Whitsunday Anglican School
Esteemed jazz musician James Morrison brings his quartet to Mackay in August