Morrison and Pask celebrate 25 years of jazz collaborations

It Dont Mean a Thing If It Aint Got that Swing!: Trumpet maestro James Morrison and special guest Emma Pask will bring to life timeless classics by George Gerswhin, Duke Ellington and Cole Porter at the State Theatre on November 17.
It Dont Mean a Thing If It Aint Got that Swing!: Trumpet maestro James Morrison and special guest Emma Pask will bring to life timeless classics by George Gerswhin, Duke Ellington and Cole Porter at the State Theatre on November 17.

This year marks 25 years since James Morrison plucked a 17-year old from her school band at Kirrawee High immediately after it had performed and asked her to join him to sing on stage.

That girl was Emma Pask from Como West and as a result of that moment, she has gone on to perform for kings, queens, princes and sang at Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's wedding.

Pask is now described as the greatest Australian jazz vocalist of her generation

Morrison was blown away by Pask's voice from the instant he heard it.

This year marks 25 years since James Morrison plucked 17-year old Emma Pask from her school band at Kirrawee High and asked her to join him to sing on stage.

This year marks 25 years since James Morrison plucked 17-year old Emma Pask from her school band at Kirrawee High and asked her to join him to sing on stage.

That was the start of a close collaboration that has seen the pair perform to packed venues all over the world.

Morrison has been like a big brother, a musical and life mentor, and has guided Pask through inevitable career ups and downs. It is an enduring alliance which Sydney audiences have been calling on them to celebrate.

To celebrate the quarter century anniversary of their chance meeting in Sutherland Shire, James and Emma are taking to the stage to bring to life jazz classics by Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Cole Porter in a one-off concert at the State Theatre in Sydney.

James Morrison and Emma Pask have performed together to packed out venues around the world.

James Morrison and Emma Pask have performed together to packed out venues around the world.

Renowned globally as one of the finest jazz players of his generation, Morrison is a not only a trumpet virtuoso, but the complete showman.

Re-live the fabulous numbers made famous by these jazz legends. You're sure to be in the mood swingin' along from the first note.

State Theatre, Sunday, November 17, at 3pm.