Vorticity Music, presenter of the 2000 Zawinul Syndicate Australian Tour, has updated its web site with concert dates for the Australian tour. This will be Zawinul’s first appearance in Australia in over twenty years; concerts are planned for Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, and Victoria. The Tour Dates page has the dates and locations.
The Syndicate has been booked for a six-night run, October 3-8, at Catalina Bar & Grill, one of Los Angeles’ premiere jazz clubs.
Details are starting to emerge regarding the Zawinul Syndicate’s Australian tour this fall. Presented by Vorticity Music, the tour will commence on Tuesday, October 17 with a concert in Melbourne at the Continental. The Syndicate will also headline the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz—Australia’s largest jazz and blues festival—performing two concerts on Friday, November 3. Additional details will be published at the Vorticity web site, and we’ll update the Tour Dates page when we get the info. (Thanks to Australian music journalist Seth Jordan and Voticity’s Simon Higgins.)
Last April saw the European release of Zawinul’s Mauthausen, a work inspired by the plight of prisoners at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp during World War II. So far as I know, the disc will not be released in the United States. However, fellow Zawinul fan Andy Forward reports that those of us stateside can purchase Mauthausen from German Music Express—a Netherlands-based company that ships around the world. There is also a California postal address for those that wish to pay by check or money order.