After 3

After 3
Is a very lively and original jazz group combining vocals, guitar, clarinet, drums and bass and where appropriate, the percussion and vitality of tap dancing.

The After 3 repertoire consists of jazz standards mostly from the 20’s to the 50’s, some Euro Gypsy Jazz and some Latin standards. The band presents a very relaxed, sophisticated and swinging improvised live sound at concerts with tap dancing on some numbers used as additional percussion.

This, combined with the band’s strong audience interaction, is guaranteed to entertain the audience.
No pre-programmed instruments are used.



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After 3

After 3In venues where power is available After 3 uses a powered PA. However, where mobility is required or power is not available, a small portable andAfter 3 rechargeable battery operated PA/guitar amplifier allows

After 3 to operate virtually anywhere providing an unobtrusive but enjoyable ambience for any occasion.

 

 

KEY PERSONNEL

David Baker - guitar and vocals

David presents a great mix of vocal and instrumental dexterity combined with a unique informative and entertaining repartee introducing the history of many of the songs After 3 performs.

He has an extensive musical career, including long residencies in Sydney’s Rocks district with a salsa band at the Hopetoun Hotel, Surrey Hills and at North Sydney’s Asian Food Market with the jazz guitar duo, Metrognomes. He has also performed with several bands at NSW Conservatorium Jazz Concerts.

Since moving to Newcastle eight years ago he has worked as a solo restaurant performer and with bands including Jazz Serenade, The Jugbusters and a Latin band Poco Loco. He currently performs with Swingmania, The Tiger Ragtime Jazz Band and After 3.

 

David has performed at numerous festivals including the Mayfield Blues Festival, Berry Blues Festival, Newcastle Jazz Festival, Merimbula Jazz Festival and the Morpeth Jazz Festival. He has written and performed in the Jazz Cabaret productions “Funny Valentine” and “The Speakeasy” .

Diane Lenham - clarinet, tenor sax, vocals and tap dancing

Dianne’s enthusiasm and love of life permeates her performance ensuring the audience is both encouraged to enjoy the music and be thoroughly entertained at the same time. Somehow she manages to provide a great lead line and an exciting tap performance at the same time – not to be missed!

Originally from Sydney Dianne has an extensive musical career in jazz, folk, and world music. The last ten years she has been living in Newcastle performing with world music band “Le Mini Bus” and “Tarriq Turuq” a middle eastern band with belly dancers.

Diane teaches woodwind and holds tap-dancing sessions in Newcastle. She has most recently appeared in the Jazz Cabaret production, “Funny Valentine” and has performed at the Merimbula and Newcastle Jazz Festivals.

 

 

Marcus Holdsworth – Double bass, vocals (and occasional trombone and tuba)

Marcus plays a beautiful vintage double bass that was built in 1899. His reliable bass lines power the performances of all members of the group complimenting the moment and embellishing each item.

Marcus is a relative newcomer to the group having returned to the Hunter only recently. However his musical background extends back years - as a trombonist and tuba player in numerous brass, concert, jazz, swing, German and bush bands, orchestras and wind ensembles; as an acoustic bass guitar player in rock and blues bands; and has even been seen playing the cornet, trumpet and horn at times!

Over the years Marcus has performed in jazz festivals at Merimbula, Canberra and Morpeth; at the Armidale Jazz Camp; in numerous musicals including Chicago, Les Miserables and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. More recently he performed with the rest of After 3 at the Jazz Cabaret productions, “Funny Valentine” and “The Speakeasy” and since then has been a regular member of the group.

Other personnel and instrumentation can be added to suit needs, including:

Manny Serrano - a brilliant trumpeter, saxophonist and flute player and singer of latin songs;

Tom Rowell – a vibrant trombone and tuba player and vocalist.