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Chasing Chet

Music from Baker’s Trumpet. The music of Chet Baker has always fascinated audiences. At the heart of his playing there was a fragile lyricism that was somehow sophisticated, yet raw and untrained. His performances often teetered on a knife edge and coupled with his unpredictable personal life it is easy to understand this fascination.

Now Canberra audiences have the chance to experience a taste of this music as three of the cities’ finest musicians combine to examine the music of his later career. In the format of a drum-less trio, a combination often used by Baker, guitarist Lachlan Coventry, double bassist James Luke and trumpeter Ben Marston re-imagine some of the great standards of the twentieth century.

With references to Doug Raney, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and obviously Baker himself, the trio provide a clear vision of lyrical melodies, rich harmonic colourings and occasional virtuosic punctuation. Timeless music treated in a respectful yet contemporary way

Happening Friday 11 August from 8.30pm at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Acton.



Happening in Street 2. Unreserved seating. 120 minutes including interval.

Purchase tickets here


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