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Gypsy jazz with George Washingmachine (top left) and his band. PHOTO/ALFRED MALCOLM TSANG
Gypsy jazz with George Washingmachine (top left) and his band. PHOTO/ALFRED MALCOLM TSANG

George Washingmachine is a multi-instrumentalist with a talent for just about anything with strings. But it's the fiddle that really gets him in a fuddle.

The Australian jazz violinist and his band are performing in Tauranga on the final day of the National Jazz Festival.

George is multi-talented in many respects. As well as being able to play double bass and guitar, he is a master fiddler. He is also a sought-after MC, composer and experienced actor.

He has hosted a number of jazz festivals and featured on television and radio advertisements with guest roles on such TV shows as A Country Practice.

George was trained in classical violin as a child. He went on to form a rhythm and blues band (playing guitar) before joining Conway Brothers Hiccups Orchestra playing the fiddle.

He's joined by his band who will play "gypsy jazz, manouche rhythms and foot-tapping good vibes'' giving their own take on early jazz and in the spirit of the likes of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli.

George Washingmachine
Monday, April 21, 6.30pm
Baycourt

- Bay of Plenty Times

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