IT will be jazz hands galore when Adam Hall and the Soul Playboys play a two-hour fundraiser in Perth later this month.
All proceeds from Jazz for a Cause go to the Solaris Cancer Fund, and with the Playboys’ set including songs by Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars, it’s set to be a fun-packed night.
Velvet-voiced trumpet player Adam Hall has won a suite of music awards over the years and his band has just returned from a successful tour in Europe and America.
Hall went to Freo’s Christian Boys School and says he was inspired to take up music by a group of “amazingly inspirational teachers”.
Many jazz musicians are introverts and can be quite reflective, but Hall is larger than life off and on-stage: “It’s turned all the way up to 11,” he laughs.
Jazz for a Cause is the brainchild of his brother Brad, a keen cyclist who took part in the cancer fundraiser Red Sky Ride.
“Riding is about being out in the sun and everyone’s been touched by cancer in some way,” Hall told the Voice.
Hall says he is excited to be back in Perth and looking forward to performing “two solid hours of music”.
“It’s a tremendous chance because it’s the first time the band has been back in town for a long time,” he says.
“It’s also a wonderful listening experience in The Sewing Room – acoustics are great and it’s a comfy setting.”
Jazz for a Cause is at The Sewing Room in the Murray Street Basement on October 20.
by WADE ZAGLAS