Jim Kelly’s Thrillseekers
7.15pm-8.15pm, Saturday 4th November 2017, St Pat’s Hall
Jim Kelly has firmly established himself as a leading Australian contemporary jazz and blues guitarist, composer, educator and now studio producer whose reputation goes well beyond Australian shores.
In 1975 Jim co-formed Crossfire, Australia’s most celebrated jazz fusion group who recorded and toured extensively. They recorded seven albums, including a live album with U.S. vocalist Michael Franks.
Since moving to Lismore in 1990 to become Head of Guitar Studies at SCU, Jim has released ten cd’s as bandleader, the most recent of which is a tribute to two close friends, drummers Russell Dunlop and John Proud – Ya Gotta Love The Drummers Vol #1.
Jim has now resigned from full-time academia and is concentrating on his TONE RANGER STUDIO from which he has produced many fine albums.
Jim’s latest project is with Hammond organ master Tim Neal and mighty drummer Dave Sanders. Tunes from the trio’s cd will be presented at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues in a set which will present the group in a very contemporary setting for the traditional idea of a Hammond organ trio.
“The guitarist’s guitarist … you’re looking at a talent that should be strutting a world stage” -Craig M Pearce, Drum Media