Gregg Arthur with the Peter Locke Trio
Gregg Arthur with the Peter Locke Trio
3 Course Dinner & Concert - Tickets $80
Bookings in the Cafe or phone 02 6238 1688
“I love the way you sing. You have a fan in the way you phrase… it’s perfect” – Tony Bennett
Originally from Sydney Gregg Arthur now calls the United States home, living in Los Angeles, California and traveling all over the world to perform the music he loves.
Peter Locke Trio
Peter Locke piano | Andrew Dickerson drums | Craig Scott bass
Salt and Pepper Flathead Fillet with Salad Tartare
Chicken Breast with Chive Mash, Steamed Greens and Pesto Cream
Sticky Date Pudding with Whisky Butterscotch and Double Cream
Vegetarian meals available on request
Gregg’s training and education are firmly based in the tradition of jazz vocals and the great American Songbook, and uses he considerable abilities to interpret what he calls the “new standards”, pop and smooth jazz classics. Studying music in Sydney, Gregg honed his vocal skills with famed singing coach Don Graden, studied acting to enhance his singing performances at The Actors Studio and lessons with legendary acting teacher Hayes Gordon.
In the United States Gregg is performing and writing with legendary pianist Tom Ranier, and has a residency with beloved bassist Pat Senatore trio at the prestigious venue Vibrato, owned and presented by renowned Grammy award winning trumpeter Herb Alpert.
Currently Gregg is recording his new album "Last Call" in Studio A at Capitol Records in Los Angeles.
Gregg Arthur has recorded 8 albums and 7 compilation albums with orchestra for ABC Classics & Jazz/ Universal Music. He has been praised internationally for his original smooth vocal style by Tony Bennett in the United States, radio king Alan Jones in Australia, Michael Parkinson on the BBC in the United Kingdom, and Don Heckman in the LA Times.
“As the former pianist/conductor for Frank Sinatra, I want to say that having worked with Gregg Arthur, I believe that he has all the necessary talent and vocal acuity to follow in the footsteps of Mr. Sinatra, and effectively disseminate the great music which Mr. Sinatra loved so much”
-Vincent Falcone, Frank Sinatra’s pianist and conductor
Peter Locke is one of Australia’s most highly respected jazz pianists.
Based out of Sydney Peter is in high demand in many musical settings due to the depth of the jazz tradition in his playing.
He performs regularly with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Anthony Howe’s Cotton Club, Brad Child’s Swing-Era Big Band, Dan Barnett’s Big Band, The Society Syncopators (Melbourne) and is pianist of choice with Bob Barnard, Bob Henderson, Geoff Power, John Morrison and Andrew Dickeson.
Peter also accompanies some of the country’s top vocalists including Marie Wilson, Monica Trapanga, Gregg Arthur, Di Bird, Janet Seidel, Kristina Williams and George Washing Machine to name a few.
Few musicians move so seamlessly from interpretaions of the works of Bix Biederbecke and Duke Ellington to Be-Bop and beyond.
Andrew Dickerson is one of Australia's most prominent, prolific and accomplished musicians.
Born in Newcastle, Australia in 1969, he grew up in a musical family and studied a number of instruments before taking up the drums at age ten. He was working professionally from age 13 in both classical and jazz settings, moved to Sydney in 1987 and studied at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music.
In 1991 he went to New York and commenced his studies with Jazz masters Art Taylor and Vernel Fournier. He performed with a variety of musicians during his time in New York City and in 1992 he was the only non-American finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Drums Competition.
Andrew has performed, toured and recorded with International Jazz artists such as, Lee Konitz, Richie Cole, Branford Marsalis Jim McNeely, Eugene "The Senator" Wright, Mark Murphy, Tony Monaco and Pat Bianchi.
And with leading Australian Jazz musicians in a variety of combinations including Dale Barlow, Errol Buddle, Don Burrows, Sandy Evans, Roger Frampton, Bobby Gebert, Renee Geyer, Bernie McGann ,Mike Nock, Don Rader and Bob Barnard.
Craig Scott has been one of Australia's leading bassists for over 30 years. He began his career in Jazz in 1979 with the Keith Stirling Quartet. Since that time he has been a member of many other jazz groups led by such well-known jazz identities as: Don Burrows, James Morrison, Julian Lee, Kerrie Biddell, Paul MacNamara, Judy Bailey, Roger Frampton, , Serge Ermoll, Jim Pennell, and many others.
He led his own quintet "Improviso" through the 1990’s. It featured Graeme Lyall and Warwick Alder and the band performed at many of Australia’s major jazz festivals including Manly, York, Bellingen, Melbourne International, and Wangaratta.
Craig has also accompanied a plethora of visiting international jazz artists including:Joe Henderson, Red Rodney, Urbie Green, Eddie Daniels, Bobby Shew, Joachim Kuhn, Clifford Jordan, Lee Konitz, Mickey Tucker, James Williams, Ronnie Scott, Frank Morgan, George Cables, Jim McNeely and U.K. jazz vocalist Claire Martin. Most recently he accompanied American jazz pianist and educator Mark Levine for several concerts on his Australian tour.