Australia Day Eve Sees Don Burrows Tribute Show at The Lounge in Nundah

Australian jazz legend Don Burrows will be honoured in a tribute show at The Lounge in Nundah on the 25th of January at 7:00 p.m. The Art Deco Swing Band and Mark Pradella, a talented jazz player who was influenced by Burrows, will be performing the shows in Burrows’ honour.

Credit: The Lounge Facebook

The Lounge is a European-inspired bar and restaurant inside The Royal Hotel. It boasts of a cosy ambience with its sophisticated furnishings and classy interiors. The bar is located just 200 metres from Nundah Village Shopping Centre. It has been a favourite place for locals who are fond of drinking exquisite wine selections and cocktail drinks. The Lounge’s menu includes Italian cuisine which includes antipastos and pizzas.

Burrows is the first Aussie to receive a gold record for his Australian jazz recording, “Just The Beginning”. He also pioneered the first jazz course at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has been named Australia’s living national treasures twice. In 2016, the 87-year-old jazz legend was diagnosed with dementia. Today, he stays in a nursing home in Sydney. According to reports, he has continued to play the flute despite his condition. James Morrison, a jazz musician, whom he has mentored, and his wife are Burrows legal guardians.

Credit: pclorikeet1 YouTube

The Art Deco Swing Band, who will perform the tribute for Burrows at the Lounge, is a group composed of 16 fabulous musicians. They are famous for performing dance music of different genre like quicksteps, foxtrots, waltz, swing, cha-cha, tango, bolero, lindy hops, and charlestons.

Another musician that will be performing is Mark Pradella whose music was influenced by Burrows. He has also performed with Burrows’ popular prodigies like Morrison and Andy Firth. Pradella started his professional music career at sixteen years old and won the ABC Young Performer of the Year.

The Lounge is located at 1259 Sandgate Road Nundah