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Highly sought after pianist Dan Mougerman takes time out of his recent schedule touring the The Bamboos and supporting Dionne Warwick to play a very special jazz standards concert at Southside.
Pianist, composer and arranger Daniel Mougerman is a graduate of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University. He co-leads the 11-piece salsa band, La Influencia, is currently the keyboardist for Melbourne favourites, The Bamboos and leads his own jazz quintet.
Additionally, Daniel has performed with artists/bands including: Alex Acuña, Quarter Street, The Wolfgramm Sisters, Daniel Susnjar, Veneno, NIASHA and Harrison Craig, amongst others.
In 2015, Daniel travelled to Havana, Cuba where he studied Afro-Cuban music with award winning pianist Alejandro Falcon. This music has been a great influence on Daniel’s compositional approach. Back home, he has studied with luminaries including Vitaly Barishnikov and Paul Grabowsky.
Brought up on jazz and soul greats Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles and Nina Simone, Rita Satch has a powerful voice which has garnered the attention of some of Australia’s most renowned musicians, including Mark Fitzgibbon who called Rita “the best singer songwriter to hit the scene in a long time”. With the release of her debut EP Awoken in 2011, Rita thrived as a jazz singer and chanteuse, cutting her teeth in the Melbourne scene supporting the likes of Renee Geyer, Kate Ceberano, Christine Anu amongst others.
A dynamic and versatile performer, Rita brings an electrifying presence on stage. Satch works with some of Australia’s most acclaimed musicians, sharing band members with the likes of Kimbra, Gotye and The Cat Empire.