Free jazz to light up the night

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Zucchini Brothers  Bob East, John Hunter, John Rando and Rob Horrocks. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d495994c
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SUBIACO is set to get a taste of New Orleans with three big nights of free jazz hitting the City this week.

City streets, balconies, restaurants and bars will be part of the inaugural Subiaco Lounge Series event, the first idea that has come to fruition from the City’s Place Plan.

The plan, endorsed by the council in April, includes 49 proposals over a three-year period.

Mayor Penny Taylor said the plan was developed after consultation with more than 3500 community members.

“It includes a variety of actions relating to the way people experience Subiaco, the look and feel of Subiaco, and making it easier for things to happen,” she said.

“The desire for more busking activity and improvement of the night-time economy was an action identified during consultation.”

Local and acclaimed artists, including the Zucchini Brothers, will be front and centre. Zucchini Brothers band member John Rando said his band will play tunes on October 3 along Kannis Lane near Cat Cafe, Forrest Walk and San Churros.

“We play European, Mediterranean and Latin but we take requests and play anything from the Beatles through to folk songs, and we’re the masters of sooky Italian love songs,” he said.

All performances will be free, except leading WA jazz vocalist Penny King who will pay tribute to Joni Mitchell at Subiaco Hotel’s Stellar Lounge on October 4.

Go to https://bit.ly/2oQgH7e.