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Australian Wind Symphony | Swing That Music!

11 September 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST


Long before Postmodern Jukebox put their retro arrangements over contemporary songs, trombonist Ed Wilson spent the 60s, 70s and 80s swinging, rocking and funking with jazz standards and pop songs. Ed’s career exploded in 1969 via the iconic Daly–Wilson Big Band, Australia’s most successful Jazz Big Band, and 50+ years later he’s still blowing up a storm.

One of Australia’s great music icons, Ed has worked with some of the biggest names in showbiz – Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr, Liza Minelli, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett and Tom Jones to name a few. Ed was an integral member of the orchestras for major television shows including the Don Lane show, Geoff Harvey’s band at channel 9 and Tommy Tycho’s band at channel 7… and is still one of the most sought-after session trombonists in Australia.

Joining Ed and AWS on stage is one of Australia’s favourite jazz vocalists, Emma Pask. Emma’s two-decade career began when she was spotted by the legendary James Morrison – who once dubbed her “the greatest gift to Australian jazz vocals in the last decade”.

From performing at Nicole Kidman’s wedding to Keith Urban, dazzling audiences around the globe and featuring on ‘The Voice’, Emma’s effortless honest stage presence combined with her powerful vocal ability leaves audiences spellbound and inspired whenever she takes to the stage.

This performance features custom arrangements by Ed Wilson for the Australian Wind Symphony in this special celebration event.

Ed Wilson hit the spotlight with ‘Hey Jude’, which the audience sang along to with all the “nanananananana” Hey Jude lyrics, a crescendo that ended with a standing ovation – 5 Stars.

Sally Peters, Arts Hub – February 2019


Australian Wind Symphony

Ed Wilson – trombone

Emma Pask – vocals



11 September 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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