Chemwatch staff have enjoyed watching legendary Jazz guitarist Esmond Selwyn and leading Australian Jazz singer Sandie White perform as part of their 6 week tour of Victoria, ACT and NSW.

 

Esmond, father of Chemwatch’s Mathematical Research & Developer Rafi Selwyn, was touring from the UK. He joined Sandie and Melbourne’s own Bassist, Geoff Kluke, for the show at Dizzy’s Jazz Club in Richmond, Victoria, playing to a crowd in excess of 80 people.

Attendees got to witness some fantastic live jazz music, including several much loved songs such as September in the Rain, Don’t Explain, Just You, Just me and Lush Life.

 

The program also featured a great selection of material from The American Song Book including some songs that were originally recorded and made famous by Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. In fact Esmond himself got to work for Frank Sinatra in November 1975 when he was asked to play at a private party that Sinatra was hosting at London’s Savoy Hotel after his appearance at the London Palladium.

 

Chemwatch staff attending the show included Georgia Sinclair, Judit Varga, Jess Han and Rafi Selwyn (who also doubled as the roadie!).

 

Claude Neri, Chemwatch’s Chief Regulatory Officer, also got to jam with Esmond, learning a few tricks and tips along the way.