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Van Morrison’s Masterpieces
Astral Weeks & Moondance


Venue

Riverside Theatre

Dates

31 August 2019

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside Theatres and Beatroot Services presents

Van morrison’s Masterpieces
Astral Weeks & MOONDANCE

Performed by Vince Jones & The Astral Orchestra


When The Beatles stopped touring and progressed to psychedelic rock and Dylan left folk and went electric, Van Morrison hired some of New York’s finest jazz musicians and recorded two of the classic albums of that golden era – Astral Weeks and Moondance. Both albums had enormous impact on aspiring musicians and singers around the world. Australian Jazz legend, Vince Jones was one of them. Now, Jones, a remarkable jazz interpreter, has invited a selection of the Australia’s finest jazz/rock musicians to form The Astral Orchestra. His Music Director, Matt McMahon  joins him in this homage to Van’s extraordinary repertoire; his most acclaimed album, the magical Astral Weeks – a poetic, mercurial blend of jazz, folk and blues – and most commercially successful, the wonderful soul/jazz influenced Moondance.

Sold–out concerts during the 2016 Melbourne International Jazz Festival at the Melbourne Recital Centre and, more recently, Sydney’s City Recital Hall confirmed the demand for Morrison’s repertoire and these iconic masterpieces.

Vince Jones has set the benchmark for Australian jazz vocalist/musicians across a 20 album, international career and his Celtic/jazz/blues influences provide the perfect blend for his reading of two of contemporary rock music’s greatest works.


Date & Time
Saturday 31 August at 7:30pm

Available Dates

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Duration

2 hours 20 minutes (including 20 minute interval)

Getting Here

Riverside Membership

30 Club

Dining at Novotel

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