Contact:
Marnie Ogg
marnie@thriveaustralia.com.au
0417-689-003

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When: 8 pm Friday 20 February
Where: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Macquarie St, Sydney
Tickets: $89 adult, $80 concession. Available through http://www.cityrecitalhall.com/events/id/424/Hot-Stars-Cool-Jazz/



Jazz musician James Morrison teams up with astronomer Fred Watson on 20 February 2009 for an evening of heavenly entertainment in Sydney.

James Morrison is a veteran of the jazz world who started playing professionally at the age of 13, and debuted in the USA at the Monterey Jazz Festival at 16. Playing the trumpet, trombone, euphonium, flugelhorn, tuba, saxophones and piano, James will glide through great jazz standards such as “Fly me to the moon” and “Stella by Starlight”.

Professor Fred Watson will weave his magic in words, taking us on a trip through the Universe. Astronomer-in-Charge at the Anglo-Australian Observatory in NSW, Fred is also a writer, broadcaster and musician who always delights his audience, whether he’s explaining the intricacies of the solar system or singing “Galaxy redshift blues”.

James and Fred will be joined by talented chanteuse Emma Pask, winner of the 2006 Mo Award for "Jazz Vocalist of the Year".

This will be a great night's entertainment, mixing musical pleasure with the wonders of the universe.

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Helen Sim
Public Relations and Media Liaison
CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility (email: Helen.Sim@csiro.au)
and
Anglo-Australian Observatory (email: hsim@aao.gov.au)

Single Point of Contact (SPOC) in Australia for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy 

Tel: +61-2-9372-4251
Mob: +61-419-635-905