With each player bringing their own character to a classic of the genre, it’s a chance to discover some of the extraordinary artists who call Canberra home.

Alex Raupach, trumpet
John Mackey, alto saxophone
Con Campbell, tenor saxophone
Tom Fell, baritone saxophone
Wayne Kelly, piano
Eric Ajaye, double bass
Mark Sutton, drums

“The Blues and the Abstract Truth” – it’s a definition of jazz as good as any. Nelson’s masterful arrangements from his 1961 magnum opus bristle with of colour and punch, and light the fire of the blues under his cast of virtuoso soloists.

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