From the Bandstand

This exhibition will showcase a unique collection of photographs that take a glimpse and celebrate Sydney’s music scene from the 1940s of the 1970s. Sydney jazz venues long lost: cool jazz in nightclubs, swing bands in surf clubs, the heyday of the Sydney stadium ‘big shows’, behind the scenes images in Sydney recording studios, and on set in the early days of Australian music TV, local jazz greats and international stars…from swing to rock & roll… These images were taken by jazz musician and photographer Ron Falson.

Ron began playing in a schoolboy band, by the late 1950s was backing mega-stars like Sinatra and was involved with TV shows such as Six O’clock Rock, The Don Lane show and The Midday Show. He died in 2008 leaving an extensive archive of photographs, arrangements and recordings.

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5 August 2009 - 6 November 2009

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