“FREEWAY: THE CHET BAKER JOURNEY”
Take a trip through the life and songs of the celebrated jazz crooner with this dazzling musical biography, starring the acclaimed Tim Draxl performing with a full live band. Riverside is proud to bring you this critically-acclaimed show that enjoyed a ‘standing room only’ season in The Melbourne Festival.
Chet Baker was the prototype of 20th-century cool. His movie-star looks and honeyed vocals won him pop stardom, and his effortless trumpet style earned the respect of the jazz elite; his well-known struggle with drugs brought it all crashing down.
In Freeway: The Chet Baker Journey, international cabaret award winner, Tim Draxl, finds a living interpretation of a singularly complex figure, illuminating Baker’s life of tormented stardom to expose the haunting mood and delicate nuance of his finest work.
Backed by a hand-picked live band, Draxl channels the Prince of Cool through renditions of his best-loved songs, including My Funny Valentine, Let’s Get Lost, These Foolish Things, Look for the Silver Lining, There Will Never Be Another You and You Don’t Know What Love Is.
Resonant, haunting and exhilarating, Freeway: The Chet Baker Journey is a candid tribute to a musical icon.
Dates & Times:
7:30pm, Saturday 27 April 2013
Adult $42, Conc. $37, Youth 30&U $29*
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