An intimate evening of songs and stories in the intimate setting of Level 1
$30 includes bands + a whole pizza ?? of your choice
“Five Short Thoughts for Solo Flute” fuses the whimsy of Irish folk with the elegance of Western classical flute. These minimal arrangements feature an outpouring of emotion through meditative melodies. A salve for the soul and balm for the ears, this collection is a soothing escape to simpler times.
Join the Emerald Ruby and Kayla Music for this intimate concert at the Servo Food Truck Bar to celebrate the EP launch of 5 Short Thoughts for solo flute.
A rich musical history accompanies The Emerald Ruby through every performance. Her first musical home was the Orchestra, where Shostakovich and Stravinsky informed her understanding of structure and texture. In her teens, she fell for Alt Metal band System of Down, which combined with her study at University of Newcastle, saw her make the transition from pure classical musician to multi-genre powerhouse. She has toured and recorded extensively with The Button collective and experimental folk/jazz band Vanishing Shapes. She regularly performs with jazz rock band Othrship and psych rock band Lachlan X Morris.
On stage, The Emerald Ruby surrounds herself with a forest of flutes and ukuleles, stitched together with soulful vocals. Intricate melodies sprout from her training as a classical flautist and are gently manicured by her love of Irish folk music and early jazz. With a siren’s voice, her lyrics share whimsy, lived experiences of mental health struggles, love and longing.
Bulga Beats Festival - “Quirky, smooth, multi-layered goodness. A talent fitting any venue, time or location, a show for your soul.”
Paddock Sessions (Peter C Ross) - "Not jazz, not folk, not pop and yet all those things. Multi-instrumentalist “The Emerald Ruby” live experience is amazing, quirky and fun. Don't miss it.”
Josh Shipton and the Blue Eyed Ravens (Josh Shipton) - “When I say she’s great, I mean it. And when I say she’s better than the chicken eating the lizard, which is one of the landmark moments of my life, I mean it.”
Crimes Against Fashion - “Music flows through Jen when she plays and it makes you feel like you are part of it. Many people can play music to you and you hear it. Jen makes you feel it and you become part of it.”
Kerri Ellis, Former Creative Director at Bucket Lounge - “A starry, starry night was travelled listening to Jen Hankin as The Emerald Ruby at the Bucket Lounge a couple of years back. But the soft velvety sounds were never forgotten.”
CAMERON JONES TRIO
Cameron Jones is a musician who draws inspiration from the driving rhythms and melodic honesty of the acoustic gypsy jazz guitar. He performs regularly with prominent Sydney bands; The Spyglass Gypsies and Gadjo Guitars and is also the Creative Director of the Brisbane based OzManouche Festival. Australia's premier festival dedicated to gypsy jazz music.
"I present Intimate acoustic concerts in gypsy jazz guitar trio format of two manouche guitars and double bass. The instrumentals are interspersed with stories delving into the history and folklore of Sinti, and Manouche gypsies of France and The Netherlands, combined with my own experiences of living and studying in these communities. I select material that isn't so common in the gypsy jazz canon; little played Django Reinhardt compositions, 1930's jazz standards adopted as folk songs, played daily at Sinti campsites and traditional and gospel Sinti tunes. I keep things light, humorous and accessible so that the audience can get a glimpse into the culture behind the music that I'm passionate about. " - Cameron Jones.
Level 1 is the intimate room
Lazybones Lounge Restaurant & Bar is a COVID Safe ?. You must obey the conditions of entry
Lazy Bones Lounge, Marrickville @ 294 Marrickville Road, Marrickville NSW 2204
$30 - Includes Pizza
Through moshtix website