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Jazztrix Octet

"We play swing, blues, Latin Jazz and Bossa Nova, ballads, Jazz-Rock and Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Reggae, jazz versions of contemporary pop songs, and more."

Jazztrix are set to swing Jazz by the Bay's main stage, for the band's ten-year anniversary gig.

After their debut gig in July 2007, Jazztrix went on to play at weddings and festivals around the region, and to achieve the honour of opening the annual Leeuwin Concert - for artists such as Carole King, Diana Krall, James Morrison, Roxy Music, Boz Scaggs, Michael MacDonald, Chris Isaaks, Perth Symphony Orchestra, and this year, James Taylor - with their eight piece band.

"We play both types of music - classic jazz, and all sorts of jazz-crossovers," said Rastrick. "We pick what's going to suit the venue and crowd, and blend in like musical chameleons," he continued. "We play swing, blues, Latin Jazz and Bossa Nova, ballads, Jazz-Rock and Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Reggae, jazz versions of contemporary pop songs, and more."

Jazztrix founder, versatile trumpet player, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist David Rastrick, is well known throughout the South West for his trumpet playing, song-writing, many bands, and community/environmental activism. Rastrick is joined in Jazztrix by two of his original band members, south-west legend guitarist Steve Ellis and drummer Gary Larkin, along with Margaret River vocal diva Michelle Spriggs, Dunsborough's Mike Wiese and Sean Lillico on saxophones and keyboard, respectively, Pemberton's Kevin Jones on trombone and flute, and Perth jazz stalwart Pete Jeavons on double bass.

Together, the members of Jazztrix Octet are in good company, exploring their love of all things jazz.

Jazztrix Octet plays festival venue - Lions Park, Dunsborough