Ruby’s Music Room is Melbourne CBD’s newest fine music and dining venue. Ruby’s bright yellow entrance is tucked neatly in a secret alleyway; to find it, one must pass her eclectic windows filled with interesting Cubano dolls, Maoist & New Orleanian memorabilia; miniature pianos, jewellery, menus, cigar wrappers, images and more from around the world.
An intimate space with beautiful acoustics and the paragon of pianos - Steinway’s celebrated D model concert grand.
8:30pm Ruby’s Music Room
132 Lt. Lonsdale St (Cnr. Lt. Lonsdale St. & Bennetts Ln)
(not to be confused with Bennett’s Lane Jazz Club)
9654 9292 or 0499 998 865
Birchall and Woolhouse
The intimacy of the duet allows for spacious, relaxed interaction between pianist Jeremy Woolhouse and bassist Shannon Birchall. The duo feature compositions from Jeremy stemming from the traditions of jazz and branching out to embrace gospel, contemporary jazz, pop, classical and South American music.
In the duet setting, the virtuosity of Shannon Birchall comes to the fore as the bass weaves a rich tapestry with the piano. Soaring bowed melodies and contrapuntal interplay contrast steady groove and dramatic unison. Jeremy and Shannon first collaborated in 2002 in the Estuary Three jazz-tango project on Jeremy’s album Thumbnails. The duo reunited in 2012 to record The Scenery of Life Unfolding and continue the journey into lightness and darkness, illusion and delusion.
Shannon Birchall - bass
Jeremy Woolhouse - piano/composition