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CANCELLED – Echoes of the Jazz Age

HOTA has announced that it will close from midnight 16 March 2020 in response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak. The closure and cancellations will remain until at least the end of the month. Ticket holders for forthcoming events will be contacted to arrange a refund. There is no need to contact HOTA for your refund. Keep up to date on HOTA’s website.

Starring John Bell and Simon Tedeschi with Special Guest Blazey Best.

The 1920s, or the Jazz Age, was one of the most thrilling decades in history.

In the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald, who invented the term, it was an age of miracles, an age of art, an age of excess and an age of satire. The dazzling events of the era lasted for ten years until, as he put it so evocatively, they leaped to a spectacular death with the Wall Street crash in October 1929. Nowhere is this period better described than in Echoes of the Jazz Age, Fitzgerald’s famous essay on the Roaring Twenties.

And nowhere is the decade’s remarkable aura more brilliantly evoked than in John Bell and Simon Tedeschi’s performance of the same title, in words and music.

Centered around Fitzgerald’s essay, with sizzling quotes from Mae West, Groucho Marx, and Dorothy Parker, and poetry by T.S Eliot, the performance features the irresistible piano music of Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong and James P Johnson, and songs by George Gershwin, Ray Henderson and Fats Waller. Revered actor and director John Bell and renowned pianist Simon Tedeschi are two of Australia’s best-loved artists. Accompanied by special guest actress and singer Blazey Best, this third remarkable collaboration,will be a magical, entertaining show, taking audiences back to all the brilliance and bedazzlement of the Jazz Age.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

7:30 PM - 9:10 PM
HOTA, Home of the Arts
135 Bundall Road
Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217 Australia

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Cost & tickets

Cost: $27 – 56



Phone: 0755884000
Website: hota.com.au

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