Rosa Rico at the Jazzlab
Rosa Rico (Vocals) with Michael Tortoni (Director of Jazzlab on Double Bass), Phil Collings on Drums, Joey Amenta (Guitar) and on trumpet Felix Meredith.
I have never photographed Michael Tortoni on a double Bass in all these seven years; beginning with my first attendance at the opening night of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2013 – at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda. So it was a great pleasure for me to do just that this Sunday evening at the Jazzlab. Michael is the Owner Director of the Jazzlab; in Brunswick. Jazzlab followed, from the closure after twenty three years of one of Melbourne’s iconic Jazz Clubs, the Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. The club was owned and operated by Michael Tortoni, that saw many famous International artists grace the venue to sold out performances. More of this at another time.