Music at the BMI Season 2020 - A Night of Surf and Gypsy Jazz
Jon Delaney Gypsy Jazz Duo
Jon Delaney is a guitarist living and working in Melbourne, Australia, playing mostly in the Jazz Manouche style of the legendary Django Reinhardt.
Jon will be joined by renown Melbourne gypsy jazz accordionist, Salvatore Greco. Salvatore has been performing and honing his skills as an accordionist since his childhood in Italy and now plays in various ensembles in Melbourne.
Fun Fun Fun-plays the music of the Beach Boys
This new Melbourne group takes some of the most well-loved pop songs of the ’60s and celebrates a musical genius. Always a pop legend, Brian Wilson was also very influenced by the jazz sounds around him and created a sound never heard before. In this tradition “Fun Fun Fun” create new versions of these pop classics to create a Melbourne take on that “surf sound”.
The group features two of this city’s finest guitarists in Jon Delaney and Fran Swinn with rhythm section buddies Tom Lee and Ronny Ferella keeping it solid. Vocalist Josh Kyle captures the essence of this music in his sometimes haunting, sometimes playful delivery. Josh - a recent 2019 APRA Awards winner, is one of this country’s major singing talents.