'Freeway - The Chet Baker Journey' was first performed in 2010 at a small jazz venue in Sydney's Kings Cross. Following its success there, the play has been performed in Brisbane, was part of the 2011 Adelaide Caberet Festival and more recently at the Sydney Opera House. In October, Freeway will be performed at the Arts Centre as part of the Melbourne Arts Festival.
Known as a good-looking kid from Oklahoma in the 1950's, the show is a journey through Chet Baker's life and music, devised and written by journalist Bryce Hallett and Tim Draxl (pictured).
The musicians performing with Tim are some of Australia's best jazz players - Ray Alldridge (musical director and pianist), Eamon McNelis (trumpet), Benjamin Hendry (drums) and Dave Ellis (bass).
They will be performing some classic tracks, including 'My Funny Valentine', 'My Buddy', 'Let's Get Lost', 'These Foolish Things', 'You Don't Know What Love Is', 'Look For the Silver Lining', 'Born to Be Blue', 'That Old Feeling' and 'There Will Never Be Another You'.
At the Melbourne Arts Festival Tuesday October 16 to Saturday October 20 at 8pm and Saturday October 20 at 4pm.
For more information on all performances at the 2012 Melbourne Arts Festival, go to their Official Site.
ABC Jazz is a media supporter for these shows.