STAN'S BUDDIES - JAZZ BAND

Bags Groove - Stan's Buddies
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EMAIL STAN

Ph: 0410 401 370

Stan’s Buddies is the ensemble of highly trained musicians who can read and improvise jazz music of any kind from early New Orleans to modern.  They are suitable for any type of functions, jazz festivals, jazz club gatherings etc. 

 

You are invited to check their craftsmanship on the

following examples of their repertoire.

 

Stanley Kenton, leader and administrator

Very short video clip of the band in the studio

Some more music from Stan's Buddies

Well You Needn't - Stan's Buddies
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Walking Shoes - Stan's Buddies
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Skating In Central Park - Stan's Buddies
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Jumping At The Woodside - Stan's Buddies
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BAND MEMBERS

STANLEY  KENTON

Zdenek Cernohorsky    double bass

Hails from Czech Republic. Emigrated  to Australia in 1979, via New Zealand. In residence in NZ 1969 to 1979, performed with various groups around Auckland. Namely Society Jazzmen, Auckland Big Band, many recordings and TV appearances.  

 

Toured NZ with Bud Freeman, Cilla Black and Harry Secombe.  While in Auckland, became a member of Auckland Symphony and performed with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa concerts in Wellington and Auckland.  

 

Moved to Sydney in 1979 to study jazz at the Conservatorim of Music, under Mike Bukovsky and Roger Frampton.  After finishing studies, started playing in musicals – like Chorus Line, Annie, La Cage aux Foles, Barnum, Oklahoma and Sound of Music.

 

Became the member of Graeme Bell All Stars touring Australia and Europe. Frequently played with groups in Sydney Metropolitan area, namely Eric Holroyd, Trevor Rippingale’s Benny’s Boys and Eclipse Alley Five, Mike Hallam Hot Six.  

 

Also performed with Willoughby Symphony Orchestra (7 years) and Northern Chamber Orchestra, and regular appearances with Mell-o-Tones in Cremorne Orpheum. At present frequently performing as a freelancer around Sydney Metropolitan area.

GLENN  HENRICH       

vibraphone & saxes

 

Glen started professionaly 50 years ago in New York.  He moved with his family to  Adelaide in 1971,  where Glenn completed his musical studies.  

 

While in Adelaide Glenn began leading his own quartet performing regularly in Adelaide’s leading  jazz venue, the Creole Room.  Glenn’s quartet performed as support group to major concerts by  such jazz icons as Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea, Ralph Towner’s group, Oregon, Eberhardt Weber’s group Colours and Art Pepper.

 

Some of this last performance by Glenn’s group was televised on ABC program, Jazztrack.  In 1979 Glenn’s  quartet also recorded for an hour special ABC FM radio broadcast for Jim MacLeod’s ABC FM program, Jazztrack.  

 

In 1981-2 Glenn acted as Associate Musical Director for a touring production of  Oklahoma, moving to Sydney in 1982. A gifted multi-instrumentalist performing on piano, vibes, flutes, clarinets and saxes, he was a member of seminal jazz groups led ty Tom Baker, Judy Bailey and James Morrison recording with all these as well as Cd’s with Catherine Hunter, Paul Hendon, Galapagos Duck, the Mell-O-Tones, George Washingmachine and Ian Date, and a video performance of ‘With All Due Respect’ a Benny Goodman tribute by Adrian Cunningham. 

 

 In 1988 – 1990 Glenn toured nationally and internationally (S E Asia, Europe) with the James Morrison Quintet.  From 1994 – 1997 Glenn performed and toured nationally with Galapagos Duck.  Glenn recorded his first CD under his leadership, Glenn Henrich-Vibes with Jim Pennell, Steve Elphick, Craig Scott, Natalie and John Morrison and Fabian Hevia in 1999.  At present Glenn continues to freelance as a jazz multi instrumentalist in Sydney performing with the Mell-O-Tones Orchestra, Simon Tedeschi, Andrew Dickeson, Sandie White, Graham Conlon, Stan Kenton and other leading musicians.

MONIQUE  LYSIAK        

keyboards

Monique has worked as a professional musician for the past 35 years.  She has studied in New York with Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Fred Hersch and Kenny Barron.  

 

She has played in many jazz bands over the years including Eclipse Alley Five at the Strawberry Hills hotel for over 8 years, various Big Bands such as The Kings of Swing, Southern Hemisphere Big Band, the Sydney Sounds and Sirens big Band most recently.  

 

Monique has also  played for many jazz singers including Jane Irving, Barbara Morrison and Marie Wilson to name just a few, working in most venues in Sydney including The Basement, The Foundry, 505 Jazz Club, Soup Plus, the Sydney Opera House again just to name a few.  

 

She has also played with her own bands and various other groups at The Forbes, Dubbo, Manly and Sydney Jazz Festivals. Monique has also been involved in Jazz music education teaching the SIMA Young Women’s Jazz Workshop at the NSW Conservatorium for the past  15 years.

 

She also plays for 2 jazz singers workshops in  Sydney on a regular basis and is especially committed to developing the jazz sector through her tutoring and mentoring.

BRUCE  JOHNSON      

trumpet & flugelhorn

Bruce has played trumpet and flugel for over 40 years including in the bands of Graeme Bell, Ray Price, Paul Furniss, Tom Baker and Dick Hughes, as well as leading his own groups and co-leading a quintet  Eclipse Alley Five with John MacArthy.

 

He has played in support groups for visitors ranging from Kenny Ball and Turk Murphy to Stan Getz, and with bands in Europe, the US and Russia. 

 

He has presented improvisation workshops in Australia, UK and Europe.  His work can be heard on over a dozen albums.

LAURIE BENNETT    

percussion

Laurie was born in Sydney into a musical family Laurie started playing drums for local dances and weddings with his father Harry's band when he was fourteen. He discovered jazz and was working professionally by the time he turned eighteen. He worked at the Mocambo coffee lounge and the famous El Rocco, in show bands with his brother Ken's band (including tours throughout Australia and Calcutta, India) and freelanced widely.

 

Entertainment was 

booming and nearly all Sydney pubs and clubs had bands. In 1964 

Laurie travelled to New Zealand with the Graeme Bell All Stars 

and the Frank Ifield 

Show band, as a result, was invited to the UK toback singer lfield. After a year of travelling around England, Ireland and Scotland he returned home to join an organ trio with Col Nolan and John Nicol for a long engagement at the Motor Club in Sydney where famous visiting 

jazz artists sat in regularly, including 

Mel Torme, Kai Windingand Art Blakey. He later worked at the Old Push and the Col Nolan quartet with Bob Bertles and Dieter Vogt and its Asian tour for Musica Viva.

 

During the 1970s-80s Laurie worked with Don Burrows' Wentworth Supper Club quartet, including a highlight playing with Eddie "Lockjaw” Davis. He led a band for a long residency at Soup Plus, was with Bob Bertle's Moontrane, played and recorded with Richard Ochakski's Straight Ahead, the Col Nolan Quartet and led a band at the Orient Hotel.

 

In addition to organising Jam Session concerts for the Jazz Action Society and groups for Jazz Festivals throughout Australia Laurie has played with Galapagos Duck and in bands led by Don Burrows, Jack Grimsley, Judy Bailey, Ray Price, Graeme Bell, John Nicol, Bob Henderson, Geoff Bull, Bob Barnard, Errol Buddle, Carol Ralph, Chuck Yeates, Nancy Stuart, Noel Crow, Bernie McGann and Peter Boothman, was a long time member of Geoff Harvey's midday TV show band and has backed numerous local and international jazz and cabaret performers.

ADDRESS

Dolphin House

26 Judge St

Randwick, NSW, Australia

 

PHONE

Tel: Sydney, Australia

(02) 9398 7375