Crooner and trombonist extraordinaire Dan Barnett

For the first time at the Whale we have the incredibly accomplished Dan Barnett (voice/trombome) supported by some familiar faces and newbies to the Whale, George Washingmachine (Violin/Voice), Peter Locke (Piano),  Cyril Bevan (U.K. – Drums) and Mike Walsh (Bass). This ensemble will be a night to remember, lead by Dan’s powerful voice (definite crooner!) and wicked trombone. 


Dinner and show $80 – includes 3 course alternate drop and entry. Bookings essential on 4476 2411


This is the second stop on Dans tour promoting his long awaited 6th album THROUGH HER EYES which pays exquisite tribute to his incredible mum, Joanie Barnett, and her love of music, life, and family.


All profits from the album will be donated to Macular Degeneration Research (the leading cause of severe blindness and vision loss in Australians, most frequently impacting people over the age of 50). It was a disease Joanie herself suffered from, and there is no cure, so Dan and the crew are hoping the profits from the album will assist sufferers of the disease get access to treatments.  


For a taste of Dan and for more in depth info visit his website or read on….



About Dan Barnett

Dan Barnett was born into music being the son of the legendary Sydney Bassist Cliff Barnett he began his musical life as a Trombonist and quickly developed a love for singing and has since carved out an enviable reputation on the Australian music scene. Dan has worked and recorded with some of the greats in Australian and world music such as James Morrison, INXS, Jack Johnson, Will Calhoun, Paul Kelly,Tom Burlinson, Barbara Morrison, Mark Murphy, Bob Barnard, Boy George, Dan Barrett, Tom Baker, Bob Montgomery, Culture Club,Warren Vache, George Washingmachine, Emma Pask, Judy Carmichael, Janet Seidel, Don Burrows, George Golla, Thirsty Merc, Spy VS Spy, The Allniters, Evan Christopher, Stranger Cole, David Paquette, Judy Bailey, Rhonda Birchmore, Kevin Hunt and “The Australian Art Orchestra” production “Testimony”, the Legend of Charlie parker, Sydney festival production “The Trocadero Dance Palace. Dan is also a permanent member of The legendary Unity Hall Jazz band and Blues Point Jazz vocal group as well as being a renowned bandleader of both big band and small groups.


Dan is a regular on the Australian and European festival Circuit having played at Waiheke JVC Jazz New Zealand, Thredbo, Festival of Voices, Clarence Jazz Festival, Noosa Jazz Festival, Manly, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne Festivals, Wangaratta Jazz Festival, River Festival (Brisbane), Jazz in The Domain, Darling Harbour Jazz fest, Wyndham Estate, Lleuwin Estate, Ascona Jazz Switzerland, Sildajazz Norway, Breda Jazz Nederlands, Bulach Jazz festival, Porvoo Jazz Finland, Riverboat festival Denmark, Montreux Jazz, and  Tours of Thailand, Europe, Taiwan and the U.S.A. Dan was a runner up in the prestigious 2006 London International Jazz Competition for singers and in 2007 and 2008 toured Brazil three times as part of “Jazz Festival Brazil” to rave reviews and on the strength of this toured his 14pce big band to Brazil in late 2008 for “Banco do Brazil”. He also has six C.Ds under his own name. “The Right Track” “Point of No Return” (on La Brava records) & “Somewhere, Someplace, Sometime” featuring his big band, “Little Green Men” with his group Barnett 5 (Vitamin Records) and “Walkin’ shoes” also with his big band. The big band has also held down a 12 year residency at Sydney’s infamous Unity Hall Hotel. Dan released CD number four “One for C” a tribute to his late father in May 2009 and was nominated for a Bell Jazz Award. 


Dan returns yearly to the EU for dates in France, Holland, Finland, Switzerland, Italy and Scandinavia as well as the Caribbean and Asia. He constantly tours nationally as a highly sought after Singer, Musical Director, educator and featured soloist. 


“Dan Barnett is a natural bandleader with the personality and charisma to charm the most demanding of audiences. Add his talents as a fine, swinging vocalist and excellent trombone player, and you have the complete package ….one of the most satisfying sounds in Australian music”. Kevin Jones, respected music writer for The Australian newspaper and Fine Music magazine
“Formidable Scatting” Fine music Magazine


“A truly unique musical voice” Critical Jazz USA 


“Highly entertaining” Fine music Magaz



“Barnett’s vocals are done to an old school crooner like perfection that makes old school new cool.” Critical Jazz USA