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Husband and wife duo Kimba and Ryan; his big old jazz guitar...her warm, enveloping tones. A guitar, a voice, the sound of music in a room; the heart of the song.
Melbourne based jazz duo Kimba and Ryan possess a gift for drawing out the story in each song and both their original melodies and sensitive reworkings are underpinned with a sense of longing, a whimsical ache and a loyalty to the jazz idiom. Two decades of loving and living a life of music together means these two have an effortless knowing of the other, allowing the music to be both lyrical and conversational.
A finalist in the 2014 National Jazz Awards and a proponent of small group guitar ensembles, guitarist Ryan Griffith is known for his expressive approach to solo jazz guitar. Kimba is known for her light-footed approach to melody and her innate sense of swing, featuring with all of Melbourne's stalwart jazz big bands and vocal bebop combos.
This special concert focuses on jazz from the 1940's and 50's, with a few surprises. This marks the beginning of their nationwide tour, on the road with their brood of kids to explore this great land and play music everywhere they land.
THE STREET PRESENTS
KIMBA & RYAN: THE ART OF THE DUO
SATURDAY 9TH FEBRUARY, 7:30PM
STREET TWO | UNRESERVED SEATING | 120 MINUTES INCLUDING INTERVAL