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The Stacey Night 2016. The last hurrah - goodbye and thanks

Monday, 24 October
Max Watts* 125 Swanston St
Doors open 6pm - Music commences 7pm

Named after the late universally-admired conductor Brian Stacey, this sensational night of swing sees acclaimed singers from the music-theatre and jazz worlds backed by the 20 piece Stacey Big Band (including some of Australia's finest jazz and session musicians) pumped through a rock 'n' roll PA... impressed?

The list of singers for this grand finale is impressive - Silvie Paladino, David Hobson, Lior Attar Nina Ferro, Matt Hetherington, Bob Valentine, Kane Alexander, Michael Cormick,Tracy Bartram and many more.

Soon after Brian's tragic death on the eve of Sunset Boulevard's opening night in 1996, The Stacey Trust was established honouring Stacey's memory via an annual award supporting emerging Australian conductors who display the Stacey-like characteristics of vision, versatility, vitality and expertise. Recipients have gone on to forge careers here and overseas.

After 20 years the Trust has decided it's time to wind up this worthy endeavour and to do so with one last blast.

Be there.

* Formerly Hifi Bar where this event originally took place.

Tickets available through Oztix: www.maxwatts.com.au


BRIAN STACEY AWARD RECIPIENTS

1998Guy Noble
1999Kynan Johns
2000Max Xinyu-Liu
2001Matthew Coorey
2002Kellie Dickerson
2003Benjamin Northey
2004Simon Hewett
2005Mark Shiell
2006Ollivier Cuneo
2007Dane Lam
2008Paul Fitzsimon
2008Vanessa Scammell
2009Daniel Smith
2010Burhan Güner
2011Trevor Jones and James Pratt
2012Daniel Carter
2013Carolyn Watson
2014Russell Ger
2015Jessica Gethin
2016Toby Thatcher

PATRON

Sir Cameron Mackintosh