The Clem Four, Sheoak Shack, Saturday
The Clem Four quartet plays a mix of swing jazz, funk, blues and latin music and features Roo Friend, baritone guitar and voice, who studied at the University of New England, majoring in Musicology, after completing Jazz Arranging and Improvisation studies at the NSW Conservatorium of Music and studying guitar under Ike Isaac (Stephane Grapelli Trio).
Next on the list is Tris Hodson, who plays piano/keyboard, studied at the Queensland Conservatorium under Jeff Usher. He also studied with the late Jann Rutherford and jammed with Ray Charles on Ray’s last tour of Australia.
On trumpet and percussion is Ashley Moor. Ashley trained at the Queensland Conservatorium, and has played as a member of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Brisbane Philharmonic and many other classical ensembles and events.
Peter Keown, drums, was a latecomer to jazz, spent earlier years playing rock, blues, funk, honky tonk, weddings and cover bands. He also toured North America and Canada with the Bushwhackers Band.
See the Four this weekend at the Sheoak Shack on Saturday.