BESSIE * BILLIE * DINAH ~ Empress, Lady & Queen of the Blues

3 Venues

Courtyard at Treasury 1860

144 King William St, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Our venue is attached to the Adina Hotel, however Treasury 1860 is a seperate entity, and is the Bar, Restaurant and courtyard located within the Adina Hotel. We also lease the tunnels space from the Adina hotel during the Fringe. Access to our venue is through the Treasury 1860 front doors at 144 King William St.

The Hall at Murray Bridge Town Hall

17 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge, SA, 5253

The Pocket at Stirling Fringe

Stirling Lawns / Piccadillyangga (Coventry Library Lawns), 63 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling, SA, 5152

Content warnings

PG

Performance accessibility

  • Suitable for audiences who speak English as a second Language

About this event

BESSIE SMITH, BILLIE HOLIDAY & DINAH WASHINGTON


Join Bonnie Lee Galea in her JAZZ in CHEEK Quartet as they resurrect songs and stories of these  Three Musical Giants of the Early 20th Century. Singing from their souls, touching the hearts of millions and dying before their 45th birthday’s! 


One, was the highest paid performer of her era in the world, 

One, was awarded four posthumous Grammy’s

One, had nine husbands! 


Encapsulating the essence of these three lady’s gifts to the world’s music culture who performed and recorded with the biggest bands and orchestras of the day including Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton & Quincy Jones. Bonnie Lee Galea - voice, Quinton Dunne - double bass, Richard Coates - keys & Josh Chenoweth -- trumpet.

bring to the stage  unforgettable masterpieces of songs like AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, MAKIN’ WHOOPEE, ST. LOUIS BLUES & more. 


"Loved the show Bonnie & her band's tribute to the 3 blues legends was brilliant!"



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Presented by:
Bonnie Lee Galea

In 1993 South Australian born Bonnie Lee Galea ran away with Silver’s Grande Magic Circus as one of 3 dancers, touring regional Victoria. Soon her Maltese gypsy blood enticed her to leave & travel the world. Her professional singing career only began when returning in 1998 to Darwin at 33, bringing to the stage her life travels, experience and Mediterranean passion. Supported by brilliant musicians from many well known Australian bands Bonnie spent the next 10 years performing, nurturing & developing her new found talent. In late 2007 she moved to Brisbane continuing her music until relocating back in her hometown Adelaide in 2010. By 2014 she released her debut CD, began self-producing and co-producing shows with the guidance and Musical Direction of her partner Quinton Dunne.

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