Greg Poppleton

10 August - HURRY Book Now. New Sorcery & Swing Night Castlereagh Boutique Hotel in City BOOK NOW

20th July 2024 (Until July 20)
Sonic Journey Glenn Miller – ABC Radio Sydney
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11:05 am - 12:00 pm
702 ABC Radio Sydney
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Sonic Journey

This Saturday 20 July, 11:05am – 12 noon, ABC Radio’s Simon Marnie and I go on a Sonic Journey through the music of Glenn Miller. Glenn Miller, born Alton Glen Miller, was an American trombonist, composer, arranger and band leader. His swing orchestra was the best selling recording band  1939 – 1942 and the continues playing today. His Army-Air Forces band modernised US military music.

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10th August 2024 (Until August 10)
Sorcery and Swing in Sydney’s 1920s Room – Cellos, 169 Castelereagh St, City (ticket)
Info
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cello's, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney
Directions
All ages
Dance floor
Bar
Bistro
160 dollars
Dress code: Guys in ties, girls in pearls
Event website
Buy tickets

Greg Poppleton Sorcery and Swing

Hurry, Book Now! Saturday August 10, 6:30-10pm Sorcery and Swing. Greg Poppleton 1920s Band and The Gentleman Magician Bruce Glen bring you a Sorcery & Swing dinner show of music and dazzling magic. All in Sydney’s only authentic 1920s room, Cellos, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel. Swing into the roaring 20s. Dress the part ◆ Feel the rhythm ◆ Experience the magic! Check out the show here. Book Now!

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21st September 2024 (Until September 21)
Sorcery and Swing – Stamford Plaza Hotel Melbourne
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stamford Plaza, 111 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC
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Greg Poppleton 1920s Musioc with Bruce Glen The Gentleman Magician

Hello Melbourne! Vaudeville is brought back to life as you dine in style to Sorcery and Swing in the glamorous surrounds of the Stamford Plaza, 111 Little Collins St, Melbourne

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27th October 2024 (Until October 27)
The Basement Builders’ Club Wollongong (free)
Info
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Basement, Builders Club, 61 Church St Wollongong
Directions
Over 18 only
Free car parking
Bar
Bistro
Event website

Greg Poppleton

We’re back at The Basement Builders’ Club Wollongong for an afternoon of swinging 1920s and 1930s jazz. Show: 2:30 – 5:30pm

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08th March 2025 (Until March 08)
Great Art Deco Ball (ticket)
Info
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Carrington Hotel Katoomba
Directions
Over 18 only
Free car parking
Dance floor
Bar
170 dollars
Dress code: Guys in ties, girls in pearls
Event website
Buy tickets

Greg Poppleton

The Carrington Hotel Katoomba, known for its Timeless Elegance, is holding the famous Great Art Deco Ball on Saturday 8th March 2024. On the bandstand, playing 1920s jazz for dancing, will be Greg Poppleton, in a 15 year residency at the Art Deco Ball.

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Past Shows

16th July 2024 (Until July 16)
Crooning and The Original Amateur Hour – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

CROONING, originated by female singer, Vaughn De Leath, for her first weekly broadcast on New York City Station, 2XG, in 1920, is a smooth, intimate, singing style tailored to the dynamic range of 1920s – 30s microphones.  It’s your Phantom Dancer feature this week.

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12th July 2024 (Until July 12)
Private Show
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10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Greg Poppleton Trio

Greg Poppleton, Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s swing jazz singer and his piano/double bass duo entertain at a private show in Sydney.

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09th July 2024 (Until July 09)
Henry ‘Red’ Allen Trad and Mod Trumpeter – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Radio 2SER 107.3
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Phantom Dancer Radio Show

Henry ‘Red’ Allen was an American trumpeter and singer,. He was the first to incorporate Louis Armstrong’s trumpet innovations and he was a Downbeat poll winner for both trad and modern trumpet. He’s your Phantom Dancer featured artist this week.

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02nd July 2024 (Until July 02)
Lena Horne, Singer, Actor, Activist – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Radio 107.3 2SER Sydney
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Phantom Dancer Radio Show

Lena Horne was an American singer, actor, dancer, and civil rights activist. Her career spanned more than seventy years and covered film, television, and theatre. She recorded and performed into the 1990s, retiring from public view in 2000. She’s your Phantom Dancer featured artist this week.

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25th June 2024 (Until June 25)
Jim Davidson King of Australian Swing – Phantom Dancer 25 June 2024
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Jim Davidson was a drummer who lead the ABC Radio Dance Orchestra in Sydney 1936 – 41. It was Australia’s most popular swing orchestra and dance band. After World War Two he was head of light entertainment at BBC London. He’s your Phantom Dancer feature this week.

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18th June 2024 (Until June 18)
Toni Harper Child Singer – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
107.3 Radio 2SER Sydney
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Phantom Dancer Radio Show

Toni Harper was a child singer in the 1940s-50s with a remarkably mature voice. She is your Phantom Dancer feature this week.

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11th June 2024 (Until June 11)
Kay Starr Earthy Singer – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Radio 2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Phantom Dancer Radio Show

Kay Starr was a jazz singer who started professional at age 15 and sang into her 80s. She also sang country and pop. The lyrics to ‘Bonaparte’s Retreat were written for her. She is your Phantom Dancer feature this week.

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04th June 2024 (Until June 04)
Bob Rogers | Bill Holman Sax & Arranger for the Kenton Sound – Phantom Dancer
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Radio 2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Phantom Dancer Radio Show

Bob Rogers, Australian radio legend, died this week aged 97 after almost 80 years of radio and TV broadcasting. Your Phantom Dancer feature this week is arranger Bill Holman who also died in his 90s in May 2024. He was the arranger who created the definitive Stan Kenton progressive jazz sound in the early 1950s and continued in music till this year.

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28th May 2024 (Until May 28)
Helen Forrest Most Popular U.S Singer – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Radio 2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Phantom Dancer Radio Show

Helen Forrest was a big band singer with Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Harry James. She was the most popular female singer in the U.S and recorded over 500 songs. She guided her own career to longevity and success and is your Phantom Dancer feature this week.

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21st May 2024 (Until May 21)
1940s Jazz Harpsichord – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Radio 2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton Swing Radio Show

Jazz Harpsichord first appeared around 1940 when pianist Johnny Guarnieri played harpsichord in swing band leader Artie Shaw’s quintet “Gramercy Five”. 1940s Jazz harpsichord, by Primo Angeli, Sylvia Marlowe (born Sapira) and Ernesto Romanoni, is your Phantom Dancer feature this week.

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19th May 2024 (Until May 19)
Private Party
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Private Event, Sydney
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Greg Poppleton

Greg Poppleton 1920s – 30s vocals with piano, double bass and alto sax playing vintage swing jazz for a private party.

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14th May 2024 (Until May 14)
Shortwave Broadcasting 1940 | Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Radio 2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Phantom Dancer Radio Show

Shortwave broadcasting by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra from New York to Latin America in 1940 is your Phantom Dancer Feature this week. Hear the Tommy Dorsey Swing Orchestra broadcasting from New York in Spanish in 1942…

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07th May 2024 (Until May 07)
Boyd Raeburn’s Weird Swing – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Radio 2SER Sydney
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Greg Poppleton Swing Radio show

Boyd Raeburn was an American jazz band leader, tenor and bass saxophonist. No major label wanted to record him because his arrangements were considered “too weird” for dancers. He’s your Phantom Dancer feature artist this week.

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30th April 2024 (Until April 30)
Happy 45 Years 2SER Radio – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Radio 2SER 107.3
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Greg Poppleton Phantom Dancer 2SER

2SER radio, Sydney Educational Radio, celebrates 45 years of continuous, quality broadcasting this year. The Phantom Dancer has been on 2SER for thirty-nine of those years. Jazz birthdays live on 1950s radio for Duke Ellington and Sarah Vaughan feature on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

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23rd April 2024 (Until April 23)
Hot Lips Page – Mr After Hours Swing, Bop, R’n’B Trumpeter – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Oran Thaddeus “Hot Lips” Page was a US jazz trumpeter, singer and band leader. He played swing and trad, but also was key in the development of bop and r’n’b. Hot Lips Page was known as “Mr After Hours” to his many friends for his ability to take on challengers in late-night jam sessions. He’s your Phantom Dancer feature artist this week.

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16th April 2024 (Until April 16)
Ray Noble – English and U.S Dance Band Leader – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Raymond Stanley ‘Ray’ Noble was a swing band leader, composer, arranger, radio host, television and film comedian and actor in both this native England and the United States. He is your Phantom Dancer feature artist this week.

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14th April 2024 (Until April 14)
Gatsby – A Roaring Soiree (ticket)
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Revy
Directions
2400 dollars
Event website

Greg Poppleton

Immerse yourself in the opulence and glamour of “Gatsby: A Roaring Soiree”, a moment that resurrects the extravagant spirit of the Roaring 20s

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10th April 2024 (Until April 10)
Bondi Pavilion Free Lunch Hour Concert 1:30pm (free)
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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Bondi Pavilion
Directions
Event website

Greg Poppleton Duo

Get your Free Tickets now to see Greg Poppleton sing the songs of the 1920s and 1930s in a one hour concert, Wednesday 10 April 1:30-2:30pm, Bondi Pavilion

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09th April 2024 (Until April 09)
Marlene Dietrich – Singer and Activist – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Marie Magdalene “Marlene” Dietrich was a German and American actress and singer whose career spanned from the 1910s to the 1980s. She was known for her humanitarian efforts during World War II, housing German and French exiles, providing financial support and even advocating their American citizenship. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth greatest female screen legend of classic Hollywood cinema. She is your Phantom Dancer feature artist this week.

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02nd April 2024 (Until April 08)
Horrie Dargie – Harmonica Genius 2 – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Horrie Dargie was an Australian harmonica player and clarinetist, television compère (Personally Yours (1959), BP Super Show (1959–1962) and The Delo and Daly Show (1963–1964)), talent manager, music label founder (Go!! Records) and music arranger. His Horrie Dargie Quintet was awarded the first gold record in Australia for ‘Horrie Dargie Concert’ (1952). Horrie is your Phantom Dancer feature artist again this week.

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26th March 2024 (Until March 26)
Horrie Dargie – Harmonica Genius – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Horrie Dargie Quintet was awarded the first gold record in Australia for ‘Horrie Dargie Concert’ (1952). Horrie is your Phantom Dancer feature artist this week.

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19th March 2024 (Until March 19)
Joe Liggins – The Honeydrippers – Phantom Dancer 19 March 2024
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Joseph Christopher Liggins, Jr. was an American R’n’B, jazz and blues pianist and vocalist who led Joe Liggins and his Honeydrippers in the 1940s and 1950s. His band appeared often on the Billboard magazine charts. Joe Liggins was the older brother of R’n’B performer Jimmy Liggins. Joe is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist.

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12th March 2024 (Until March 18)
Wingy Manone – One-Armed Trumpeter – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Wingy Manone (Joseph Matthews Manone ) was a one-armed New Orleans, American jazz trumpeter, composer, singer, and bandleader. He is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Listen…

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05th March 2024 (Until March 05)
Art Tatum – Jazz Piano Genius – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Art Tatum was an American jazz pianist who is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever. From early in his career, fellow musicians acclaimed Tatum’s technical ability as extraordinary. Tatum also extended jazz piano’s vocabulary and boundaries far beyond his initial stride influences, and established new ground through innovative use of reharmonization, voicing, and bitonality. He is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist.

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27th February 2024 (Until February 27)
Phantom Dancer Non-Stop Swing Mix
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

The Phantom Dancer is your weekly non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV every week.

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20th February 2024 (Until February 20)
Rex Stewart – Trumpeter, Composer, Chef – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Rex Stewart was an American jazz cornetist, composer and chef. You’ll hear him on live 1920s-40s radio on this week’s Phantom Dancer. Listen here…

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13th February 2024 (Until February 13)
Rhapsody in Blue on 1930s Radio – 100th Anniversary | Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Rhapsody in Blue is a 1924 musical composition written by George Gershwin for solo piano and jazz band. It premiered at Aeolian Hall NYC on 12 February 1924, 100 years and one day ago today, and for that reason its your Phantom Dancer feature this week. Commissioned by bandleader Paul Whiteman, the famous opening clarinet glissando has become as instantly recognizable to concert audiences as the opening of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Listen…

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06th February 2024 (Until February 06)
Mysterious Eskimo Pie Orchestra on 1929 Radio | Phantom Dancer 6 Febuary 2024
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

The Eskimo Pie Orchestra is one of a number of US orchestras named for commercial products in the 1920s. These include the B. F. Goodrich Silvertown Tyre Orchestra, The Ipana Troubadours, Michelin Tyre Orchestra, and The Studebaker Champions. The Eskimo Pie Orchestra is your Phantom Dancer feature artist this week. Listen…

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03rd February 2024 (Until February 03)
Great Art Deco Ball 2024 (ticket)
Info
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Carrington Hotel
Directions
All ages
Free car parking
Dance floor
Bar
Bistro
170 dollars
Dress code: Guys in ties, girls in pearls
Event website

Greg Poppleton

Greg Poppleton returns by popular demand to the highlight of the Blue Mountains 1920s Festival – the Great Art Deco Ball – celebrating 14 years in 2024.

The Carrington Hotel, known for its Timeless Elegance, is holding the famous Art Deco Ball on Saturday 3th February 2024.

If you are looking for a night out with dinner, dancing and a dazzling Hollywood entertainment experience ‘1920’s style’ then you don’t want to miss the annual Great Art Deco Ball. Book now

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30th January 2024 (Until January 30)
Billie Holiday Inspired by Louis Armstrong | Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Billie Holiday was an American singer. Around 1927 she first heard the records of Louis Armstrong and she cited his “West End Blues” as an influence, saying the scat vocal duet with the clarinet was her favorite part. You can hear Louis Armstrong performing ‘West End Blues’ for her and dedicating ‘Kiss to Build a Dream On’ to her in a 1952 KCBS San Francisco broadcast in one of the videos on this page. Billie Holiday is your Phantom Dancer feature artist this week.

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23rd January 2024 (Until January 23)
Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra | Phantom Dancer 23 January 2024
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Henry Hall was an English pianist, composer and the director of the BBC Dance Orchestra from 1932-37. He’s your Phantom Dancer feature artist this week. Listen…

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16th January 2024 (Until January 16)
Hans Rehmstedt 1940-42 German Swing – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Hans Rehmstedt was a 1930s-40s German swing band leader and violinist. He is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. He recorded some moody atmospheric sides in the late 30s- early 40s, some of which you’ll hear on this week’s Phantom Dancer Listen here…

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09th January 2024 (Until January 09)
Jack Hylton: Britsh King of Jazz | Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Jack Hylton was an English pianist, composer, band leader and impresario. Called the “British King of Jazz” and “The Ambassador of British Dance Music” because of his worldwide popularity, unusually large ensembles and polished arrangements. After 1940 he became a successful theatrical businessman. He’s your Phantom Dancer feature artist…

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02nd January 2024 (Until January 02)
George Olsen | Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

George Olsen, was a U.S musician and bandleader. He was most popular in the years 1924-35, beginning with his recording of ‘The Hottest Man in Town’ becoming a hit. He’s your Phantom Dancer feature artist this week. Listen…

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30th December 2023 (Until December 30)
Wedding
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Private
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Greg Poppleton

Greg Poppleton and his 1920s trio play for a wedding ceremony and reception. Piano alone for the ceremony. Band for reception.

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26th December 2023 (Until December 26)
New Year’s Eve Radio | Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Happy New Year! Enjoy this New Year’s mix of swing and jazz from 1930s-50s New Year Radio. And marvel at how Wynn the Astrologer on his live-to-air 1936 radio predictions got 1937 so wrong. Listen…

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19th December 2023 (Until December 19)
Christmas on 1930s-60s Radio
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Christmas music from 1930s-60s Christmas radio on this week’s Phantom Dancer. Hear Kid Ory, Charlie Parker, Patti Page and more. Listen…

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12th December 2023 (Until December 12)
Freddie Rich – Academy Award Winning Band Leader
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Freddie Rich, born in Poland, was a US pianist and band leader who lead dance bands then jazz bands in the 1920s, radio bands in the 1930s, and movie studio bands in the 1940s-50s.  Freddie Rich was co-writer of the song ‘I’m Just Wild About Animal Crackers’. He’s your Phantom Dancer feature artist this week. Listen…

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05th December 2023 (Until December 05)
Shortwave Radio 1940
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

1940 Shortwave radio by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra from New York to Latin America is your Phantom Dancer Feature this week. And below are some relevant paragraphs on shortwave broadcasting taken from a 1942 article in ‘RCA Review’.

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28th November 2023 (Until November 28)
Merrigong Theatre Wollongong
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6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Merrigong Theatre Wollongong
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Greg Poppleton

Greg Poppleton with his 1930s Trio play at the launch of the Merrigong Theatre 2024 season, Wollongong, Tuesday night 28 November

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28th November 2023 (Until November 28)
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Rock’n’Roll Sax – Phantom Dancer
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2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor, influential 1940s jump and 1950s rock tenor saxophonist, is this week’s Phantom Dancer non-stop swing jazz feature artist. You’ll hear him from two 1956 Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party broadcasts on this week’s mix.

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26th November 2023 (Until November 26)
Greg Poppleton to Play at 100th Anniversary Fair Day (free)
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hills Marketplace
Directions
All ages
Free car parking
Dance floor
Bistro
Event website

Greg Poppleton

Hills Marketplace Terrey Hills celebrates its 100th Anniversary with jazz, Sun 26 November. The Greg Poppleton 1920s Band will be there 1-3pm

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24th November 2023 (Until November 24)
Sydney Town Hall Lord Mayor’s Christmas Concert
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Sydney Town Hall
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Greg Poppleton

Greg Poppleton’s 1920s-30s band and back, Friday 24 November, Lower Sydney Town Hall, for the 2023 City of Sydney Seniors’ Christmas Concert.

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23rd November 2023 (Until November 23)
We’re ON THE AIR – Radio in Australia 100th Anniversary Show Tomorrow 8:35 – 10:05am AEST. TUNE IN…
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8:35 am - 12:00 pm
State Library of NSW
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Greg Poppleton

Tune in, tomorrow, Thursday 23 November, to enjoy Greg Poppleton and his Broadcasters sing and play the songs of the 1920s for the 100th Anniversary of Radio in Australia.

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21st November 2023 (Until November 21)
Scrappy Lambert, 1920s-30s Best Named Singer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Harold ‘Scrappy’ Lambert was not a scrapper nor scrappy. He was a US dance band singer who recorded over 1,500 records between 1926 – 1931 as well as radio transcriptions and musical movie shorts.  He is your Phantom Dancer Feature Artist this week. Tune in…

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14th November 2023 (Until November 14)
Ginny Simms 1930s-40s Singer Housing the Homeless | Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Ginny Simms was a US singer, radio star and Hollywood actress. She sang with big bands, Dinah Shore, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald and Jo Stafford. As an MGM and Universal film actress she appeared in 11 movies from 1939 to 1951. Ginny Simms is your Phantom Dancer Feature artist this week. Tune in…

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07th November 2023 (Until November 07)
Del Courtney Seven Decade Career 1933-93
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Del Courtney was a pianist, bandleader, actor and composer whose career spanned 70 years. He played for four US presidents. He is your Phantom Dancer Feature artist this week. LISTEN here…

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31st October 2023 (Until October 31)
Red Nichols and his 5 Pennies – Phantom Dancer 31 October 2023
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2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Red Nichols was a cornetist, songwriter and band leader.
He is this week’s Phantom Dancer Feature artist.
The Phantom Dancer is your weekly non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV every week.
LISTEN here…

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24th October 2023 (Until October 24)
Jack Fina Bumble Bee Piano- Phantom Dancer 24 October 2023
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Jack Fina was a pianist, songwriter (“Bumble Boogie”), composer and conductor. He is this week’s Phantom Dancer Feature artist.

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17th October 2023 (Until October 17)
Horace Heidt Band Leader, TV Star, Property Developer- Phantom Dancer 17 October 2023
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Horace Heidt produced some of the best-known tunes of the Big Band Era including the 1941 international hit, The Hut-Sut Song. He is this week’s Phantom Dancer Feature artist.

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10th October 2023 (Until October 10)
W Lee O’Daniel 1930s Politician & Musician
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

W Lee O’Daniel was a Western Swing band leader, singer and composer, politician and this week’s Phantom Dancer Feature Artist. Also from 1944 on this PD, you’ll also hear beatnik word jazz man Ken Nordine as a CBS radio announcer in Chicago. Tune in…

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03rd October 2023 (Until October 03)
The Revelers 1920s Radio Pioneers
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

The Revelers were an American quintet (four close harmony singers and a pianist) popular in the late 1920s and early 1930s. They made the first known record of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” in 1923 and are this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist…

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26th September 2023 (Until September 26)
Martin Denny ‘Father of Exotica’ – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Martin Denny was the Father of Exotica and is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. He was an American pianist, percussionist, composer and arranger writing and playing Lounge Music that  celebrated Tiki Culture. Read his story, see show play list here…

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19th September 2023 (Until September 19)
Support Community Radio 2SER Sydney – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

2SER Radiothon is raising money for community radio 2SER. Today is your last chance to subscribe during The Phantom Dancer. Call 02 9514 9500 or vist https://www.2ser.com to support community radio.

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16th September 2023 (Until September 16)
Support Community Radio 2SER Sydney – Phantom Dancer
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

2SER Radiothon runs from Friday September 8. The Phantom Dancer will be live with a fresh mix for you on both Tuesdays and Saturdays during Radiothon. Subscribe to 2SER now https://2ser.com/supporterform/

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12th September 2023 (Until September 12)
Support Community Radio 2SER Sydney – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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The Phantom Dancer is your weekly non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV every week.

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09th September 2023 (Until September 09)
Support Community Radio 2SER Sydney – Phantom Dancer
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

2SER Radiothon runs from Friday September 8. The Phantom Dancer will be live with a fresh mix for you on both Tuesdays and Saturdays during Radiothon. Subscribe to 2SER now https://2ser.com/supporterform/

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05th September 2023 (Until September 05)
Lee Wiley, Cherokee Jazz Singer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Lee Wiley was a Cherokee jazz singer who broadcast on radio and recorded albums in the 1930s-50s. She is your Phantom Dancer feature artist this week. Choon in…

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22nd August 2023 (Until August 22)
Adolf Steimel Swing & Movie Composer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Adolf Steimel was a German dance band leader, composer, organist and pianist. He is known for Wir machen Musik (1942), Herr Sanders lebt gefährlich (1944) and Einmaleins der Ehe (1949).
Hear him on this week’s Phantom Dancer…

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20th August 2023 (Until August 20)
Sunshine Coast Jazz Club (ticket)
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1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pelicans Room, Caloundra Power Boat Club
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All ages
Free car parking
Dance floor
Bar
Bistro
22.50 dollars
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Greg Poppleton

Come join me and my friends for two great jazz shows 6pm Saturday 19 August & 1pm Sunday 20 August at Sunshine Coast Jazz Club. Book now In keeping with the Sunshine Coast Jazz Club’s motto, “Putting Sunshine into Jazz”, the SSJC brings you Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton and 6-piece swing band […]

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19th August 2023 (Until August 19)
Sunshine Coast Jazz Club Dinner Show (ticket)
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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pelicans Room, Caloundra Power Boat Club
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Over 18 only
Free car parking
Dance floor
Bar
Bistro
50 dollars
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Greg Poppleton

Come join me and my friends for two great jazz shows 6pm Saturday 19 August & 1pm Sunday 20 August at Sunshine Coast Jazz Club. Book now In keeping with the Sunshine Coast Jazz Club’s motto, “Putting Sunshine into Jazz”, the SSJC brings you Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton and 6-piece swing band […]

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15th August 2023 (Until August 15)
Bop Singers Dave Lambert and Buddy Stewart Killed by Cars
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Dave Lambert was an American jazz lyricist, singer, and an originator of vocalese. He was best known as a member of the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. Lambert spent a lifetime experimenting with the human voice and expanding the possibilities of its use within jazz.

Buddy Stewart (born Albert James Byrne Jr.) was an American jazz singer.

Both Lambert and Stewart were killed in car crashes (1966 & 1950 respectively)
Hear them on this week’s Phantom Dancer…

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08th August 2023 (Until August 08)
Artie Shaw’s Gramercy Five – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Artie Shaw and his Gramercy Five was a jazz combo led by bandleader ‘King of the Clarinet’, swing band leader and composer, Artie Shaw. It’s this week’s Phantom Dancer feature. The Gramercy Five had different line-ups when it ran between 1940 and 1954. After his Australian tour in 1954, Shaw gave up clarinet and the Gramercy Five, saying he’d done all he could with it. Hear the 5 on this week’s Phantom Dancer…

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01st August 2023 (Until August 01)
1940s Finland Singers: Harmony Sisters / Geschwister Valtonen – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

The Valtonen Sisters, who also recorded under the name Harmony Sisters, is your Phantom Dancer feature artist, The sisters, Vera, Maire and Raija were Karelians whose family moved to Finland after the 1917 Russian Revolution. They sang in ten languages in a career spanning 1934-54. Hear them on this week’s Phantom Dancer…

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25th July 2023 (Until July 25)
US Vice President Charles G Dawes Writes Hit Pop Song
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

It’s All in the Game is a hit pop song and this week’s Phantom Dancer feature. It’s the only pop song written by a US Vice President and Nobel Prize laureate. His name is Charles G Dawes and he ended up hating the song. Hear it on this week’s Phantom Dancer…

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18th July 2023 (Until July 18)
Guy Lombardo: Louis Armstrong’s Favourite Band
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Guy Lombardo Canadian and American bandleader of the ‘sweetest music this side of heaven’, violinist, hydroplane racer and leader of Louis Armstrong’s favourite orchestra is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Hear him on this week’s Phantom Dancer…

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15th July 2023 (Until July 15)
Sorcery & Swing Cello’s Sydney CBD (ticket)
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cellos, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
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150 dollars
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Greg Poppleton 1920s Band and Bruce Glen The Gentleman Magician

Sorcery & Swing – magical illusions, 1920s jazz band for listening and dancing, champagne & canapes on arrival + 3-course dinner! Book now

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11th July 2023 (Until July 11)
Mary Lou Williams Piano Virtuoso – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Mary Lou Williams was a jazz pianist, arranger, composer and is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. She wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements and recorded more than one hundred records versions. She wrote and arranged for Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, and she was a mentor and teacher to Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Tadd Dameron, Bud Powell, and Dizzy Gillespie. Hear her on this week’s Phantom Dancer…

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08th July 2023 (Until July 08)
1930s-50s Women Jazz Instrumentalists
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
702 ABC Radio Sydney
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Simon Marnie & Greg Poppleton - Sonic Journey ABC Radio Sydney

Talking Women Jazz instrumentalists from the 1930s-50s with Simon Marnie on Sonic Journey, 11am – 12noon 702 ABC Radio Sydney.

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04th July 2023 (Until July 04)
Charlie Christian Electric Guitar Pioneer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Charlie Christian is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. He was an American swing and jazz guitarist and a key figure in the development of bebop and cool jazz. Hear him live on 1940 radio…

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27th June 2023 (Until June 27)
Australian Jazz. 1920s-40s Dance Bands – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Australian jazz from the 1920s-30s is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature. Listen here for Frank Coughlan, Jimmie Elkins and more…

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21st June 2023 (Until June 21)
Bondi Pavilion
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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Bondi Pavilion High Tide Room
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Greg Poppleton Duo

At Bondi Pavilion, Classic Hits celebrate Make Music Day with Greg Poppleton singing the swing jazz songs of the 1920s and 1930s

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20th June 2023 (Until June 20)
‘Justice’ – Players in the Pub
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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Harold Park Hotel
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PLAYERS IN THE PUB presents JUSTICE by John Galsworthy (Nobel Laureate 1932 and author of The Forsythe Saga)

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20th June 2023 (Until June 20)
Hans Rehmstedt 1940-42 German Swing – Phantom Dancer
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Hans Rehmstedt was a 1930s-40s German swing band leader and violinist. He is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. He recorded some moody atmospheric sides in the late 30s- early 40s, some of which you’ll hear on this week’s Phantom Dancer. Listen here…

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15th June 2023 (Until June 15)
Send for Nellie Q&A (ticket)
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
State Library of NSW
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Greg Poppleton Q&A with Alana Vanentine

Join us for an evening celebrating Nellie Small – singer, entertainer and cross-dresser extraordinaire

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13th June 2023 (Until June 13)
Australian Jazz 1920s-50s – Phantom Dancer 13 June 2023
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12:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Australian Jazz 1930s-50s is your Phantom Dancer feature this week. I’ll be giving a talk on jazz in Sydney in the 1930s-50s as part of ‘Send for Nellie’ by playwright Alana Valentine about singer Nellie Small at the State Library of NSW 6-8pm, Thursday 15 June. TIX and More Info + Radio Show here

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06th June 2023 (Until June 06)
Phantom Dancer Arnošt Kavka 1940s Czech Swing – 6 June 2023
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2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Arnošt Kavka is your Phantom Dancer feature artist this week. He was a Czech swing singer and composer who you’ll hear with Karel Vlach’s Orchestra and the Allan Sisters in records made between 1939-44. Listen here…

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30th May 2023 (Until May 30)
Phantom Dancer W C Handy
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Your Phantom Dancer feature artist this week is ‘father of the blues’, W C Handy, who you’ll hear speaking on live 1941 radio. Listen here

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25th May 2023 (Until May 27)
All My Sons by Arthur Miller – New Theatre Newtown
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7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
New Theatre
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Greg Poppleton

All My Sons by Arthur Miller, with Greg Poppleton as Joe Kellner, a story of greed and cowardice, on stage New Theatre 25 April – 27 May

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23rd May 2023 (Until May 23)
Phantom Dancer Non-Stop Swing Mix
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

This week’s Phantom Dancer is a non-stop swing jazz mix from live 1930s-50s radio. Listen here…

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16th May 2023 (Until May 16)
Rex Stewart – Trumpeter, Composer, Chef – Phantom Dancer 16 May 2023
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2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Rex Stewart was an American jazz cornetist, composer and chef. You’ll hear him on live 1920s-40s radio on this week’s Phantom Dancer. Listen here…

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09th May 2023 (Until May 09)
Stan Getz – Sax from Swing to Bossa – Phantom Dancer 9 May 2023
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Stan Getz was an American, jazz tenor saxophonist, known as “The Sound” because of his warm, lyrical tone. Getz played bebop, cool jazz groups and helped popularize bossa nova in the United States with the hit 1964 single “The Girl from Ipanema”. Listen here…

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02nd May 2023 (Until May 02)
Allanovy Sestry – 1940s Czech Swing Singers – Phantom Dancer
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

The Sestry Allanovy (Allan Sisters) were a Czech vocal trio formed in 1940. They were together until 1967. They’re this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Listen here…

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22nd April 2023 (Until April 22)
Wedding
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18th April 2023 (Until April 18)
Enoch Light Ping Pong Sound – Phantom Dancer
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Enoch Light swing band leader, violinist, lounge music wizard and recording engineer, inventor of the ‘ping-pong sound’ on 1950s-60s hi-fi records, gatefold albums and distinctive commissioned album art, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist.. Listen here…

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11th April 2023 (Until April 11)
Bud Freeman Schoolboy Jazz Star – Phantom Dancer
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Bud Freeman: bandleader and composer is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Bud Freeman was one of the first tenor saxophonists in jazz along with Coleman Hawkins. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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04th April 2023 (Until April 04)
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Rock’n’Roll Sax – Phantom Dancer
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor, influential 1940s jump and 1950s rock tenor saxophonist, is this week’s Phantom Dancer non-stop swing jazz feature artist. You’ll hear him from two 1956 Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party broadcasts on this week’s mix.

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02nd April 2023 (Until April 02)
Concord Carnival
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Greg Poppleton

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01st April 2023 (Until April 01)
Sorcery & Swing Cello’s Sydney CBD (ticket)
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cellos, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St Sydney
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150 dollars
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Greg Poppleton 1920s Band and Bruce Glen The Gentleman Magician

Sorcery & Swing – magical illusions, 1920s jazz band for listening and dancing, champagne & canapes on arrival + 3-course dinner! Book now

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28th March 2023 (Until March 28)
Bunny Berigan – Louis Armstrong’s Fave Trumpeter – Phantom Dancer
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Bunny Berigan was one of the virtuoso jazz trumpeters of the Swing Era. He also sang. He’s this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Listen here…

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21st March 2023 (Until March 21)
Paul Douglas Radio and Film Star – Phantom Dancer
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Paul Douglas, 1930s CBS announcer and later Broadway and Hollywood film star, is this week’s Phantom Dancer swing jazz feature artist. He opens this week’s show. Hear the show, watch him, read his story here.

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14th March 2023 (Until March 14)
Jack Teagarden Self-Taught Trombonist – Phantom Dancer
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Jack Teagarden was one of the great trombonists of the 1930s-50s and a laid-back jazz singer. He’s this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. The Phantom Dancer is your weekly non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV every week. LISTEN to this week’s Phantom Dancer mix (online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday […]

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11th March 2023 (Until March 11)
Raymond Scott – Sonic Journey ABC Radio
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ABC Radio Sydney
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Greg Poppleton

Greg Poppleton talks about 1930s-composer Raymond Scott on Sonic Jouney with Simon Marnie, ABC radio Sydney

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07th March 2023 (Until March 07)
Jean Sablon French Singer
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Jean Sablon was the most widely acclaimed male French singer of his generation in the world after Maurice Chavalier. He’s this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist.Listen here…

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28th February 2023 (Until February 28)
Carson Robison 1st Country Record. Early Rap – Phantom Dancer
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Carson Robison was a two-tone whistler, guitarist, banjoist, singer and composer. He recorded the first country record, early rap, and popularised radio via his radio shows. And he is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Listen here…

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25th February 2023 (Until February 25)
Birthday Party
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Private Venue
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Greg Poppleton

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21st February 2023 (Until February 21)
Hans Rehmstedt 1940-42 German Swing – Phantom Dancer
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Hans Rehmstedt was a 1930s-40s German swing band leader and violinist. He is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. He recorded some moody atmospheric sides in the late 30s- early 40s, some of which you’ll hear on this week’s Phantom Dancer Listen here…

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14th February 2023 (Until February 14)
Enoch Light Ping Pong Sound – Phantom Dancer 14 February 2023
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Enoch Light swing band leader, violinist, lounge music wizard and recording engineer, inventor of the ‘ping-pong sound’ on 1950s-60s hi-fi records, gatefold albums and distinctive commissioned album art, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist.. Listen here…

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07th February 2023 (Until February 07)
Chubby Jackson Double Bass – Phantom Dancer 7 February 2023
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Chubby Jackson is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. He was an American jazz double-bassist and band leader. Listen here…

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04th February 2023 (Until February 04)
Great Art Deco Ball 2023 (ticket)
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Carrington Hotel
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Over 18 only
Free car parking
Dance floor
Bar
150 dollars
Dress code: Guys in ties, girls in pearls
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Greg Poppleton

Great Art Deco Ball – Greg Poppleton brings authentic 1920s music to the timeless elegance of the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba

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31st January 2023 (Until January 31)
Ernest Hutcheson – Australian Pianist & Julliard President – Phantom Dancer 31 January 2023
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Ernest Hutcheson is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist in a broadcast from 1936. He was an internationally renowned concert pianist born in Australia and was president of Juilliard, the prestigious Arts school in New York City. Listen here…

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24th January 2023 (Until January 24)
Bud Freeman Schoolboy Jazz Star – Phantom Dancer 24 Jan 2023
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Bud Freeman was an American jazz musician, bandleader and composer. He is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Bud Freeman was one of the first tenor saxophonists in jazz along with Coleman Hawkins. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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17th January 2023 (Until January 17)
The King’s Jesters – Phantom Dancer 17 Jan 2023
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

The King’s Jesters, billed as America’s ‘biggest little band’ is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artists. They were a vocal group who accompanied themselves on guitar, banjo and other instruments and with orchestra. They were household names in the 1930s and early 1940s. Read their story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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10th January 2023 (Until January 10)
Flip Philips Sax from Swing to Stravinsky – Phantom Dancer
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Flip Philips is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Joseph Edward Filippelli aka Flip Philips was a jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinettist who played swing, big band and Stravinsky. Listen here…

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06th January 2023 (Until January 14)
Harry & Edna, UK Radio, Interview Greg Poppleton
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UK Radio
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Harry & Edna Wireless Show (UK Radio)

Harry & Edna, Britain’s ‘1940s Radio Sweethearts’ interview Greg Poppleton about his latest album on the Harry & Edna Wireless Show

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03rd January 2023 (Until January 03)
Waltzing Matilda – Phantom Dancer 1940s Radio
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Waltzing Matilda in swing from World War 2 is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature. Listen here…

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27th December 2022 (Until December 27)
New Year’s Eve Radio Pt 2 – Phantom Dancer
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

New Year’s Eve radio from live 1945-71 swing & jazz radio

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20th December 2022 (Until December 20)
New Year Radio Pt 1 Xmas Radio Pt 2- Phantom Dancer 20 December 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

New Year radio from NBC’s ‘All-Star Parade of Bands’ radio plus Swing and jazz programming from the Christmas season is the focus for the first part of this week’s Phantom Dancer. Listen here…

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13th December 2022 (Until December 13)
Christmas Radio Part 1 – Phantom Dancer 13 December 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Christmas radio carols from 1930s – 50s radio plus pop music programming from the season is the focus for the first part of this week’s Phantom Dancer. The first part of the Phantom Dancer is nationally networked and will be on radio across Australia from 19 November. Listen here…

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06th December 2022 (Until December 06)
Gus Arnheim Introduces Bing Crosby – Phantom Dancer 6 December 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Gus Arnheim was a popular US band leader, composer and pianist. Bing Crosby first achieved solo popularity singing with the Arnheim band. You’ll hear Bing sing live with Arnheim on live 1931 radio on this week’s Phantom Dancer. Gus Arnheim is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Listen here…

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05th December 2022 (Until December 05)
Private Event
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Greg Poppleton Quartet

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02nd December 2022 (Until December 02)
Christmas Concert Sydney Town Hall (ticket)
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sydney Town Hall
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Event website

Greg Poppleton

Greg Poppleton’s 1920s-30s band entertain, Friday 2 December at Sydney Town Hall for the 2022 Christmas Concert.

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29th November 2022 (Until November 29)
Freddy Martin Singing Saxophone-Phantom Dancer 29 Nov 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Freddy Martin was a U.S band leader and tenor saxophonist. His singing saxophone and his orchestra became one of the most popular and musical sweet bands. He made his first recording in 1930 and was leading bands until 1983. He is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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22nd November 2022 (Until November 22)
Tony Bennett – Phantom Dancer 22 Nov 22
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Tony Bennett, singer, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. You’ll hear him and his music in a 1955 interview. Bennett has released over 70 albums during his career. The biggest selling of these in the U.S. have been I Left My Heart in San Francisco, MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett, and Duets: An American Classic, all of which went platinum for shipping one million copies. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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15th November 2022 (Until November 15)
Spike Jones – Phantom Dancer 15 Nov 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Spike Jones is this week’s Phantom dancer feature artist. He was a US drummer, percussionist and bandleader specializing in spoof arrangements of popular songs and classical music. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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08th November 2022 (Until November 08)
Jazz Piano Billy Maxted – Phantom Dancer 8 Nov 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Billy Maxted, U.S jazz arranger, and pianist, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. He wrote for Benny Goodman, Red Nichols and Claude Thornhill and led his own Dixieland band in the 1950s which we’ll hear live on this week’s Phantom Dancer.Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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01st November 2022 (Until November 01)
Tadd Dameron – Phantom Dancer 1 Nov 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Tadd Dameron, U.S jazz composer, arranger, and pianist, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. He was the most influential arranger of the bebop era. He also wrote charts for swing and hard bop players. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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18th October 2022 (Until October 18)
Blues – 2SER Radiothon Wk 2 Tues – Phantom Dancer
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

St Louis Blues features on this Tuesday’s annual 2SER radiothon Phantom Dancer. Time to subscribe and support 2SER community radio. Now is your moment to win great prizes when you pledge your support to 2SER which has been bringing you The Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton since 1985.

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16th October 2022 (Until October 16)
Jazz at the Pines – Picnic & Music (ticket)
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Roughly House Grounds, Dural
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All ages
Free car parking
22 dollars
Dress code: Bring your picnic basket
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Greg Poppleton

Jazz at The Pines, the much-loved monthly jazz picnic, returns to Dural after being put on pause due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Ticket prices are still the same as they were in 2018! Jazz at the Pines in October features Greg Poppleton’s 1920s-30s Music.

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15th October 2022 (Until October 15)
Big Bands – 2SER Radiothon Wk 1 Sat – Phantom Dancer 15 Oct 2022
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

A live Saturday Phantom Dancers swing mix for the 2022 2SER Radiothon – your chance to win great prizes when you pledge your support to this community radio station. 2SER has been bringing you The Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton since 1985. This week’s show is a Big Band-a-thon – all from 1944-51 radio.

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13th October 2022 (Until September 13)
Corporate 1920s Themed Event
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Greg Poppleton 1920s Quartet

The Greg Poppleton 1920s-1930s jazz and swing is available for: – corporate events – Christmas parties – New Years parties – House parties – Weddings – Birthdays All occasions. To get your quote, contact Tony Jex, 0407 941 263 – tony@ozmanagement.com

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11th October 2022 (Until October 11)
2SER Radiothon Wk 1 Honeysuckle Rose – Phantom Dancer 11 Oct 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

2SER Radiothon comes by but 2 weeks a year. It’s your chance to win great prizes when you pledge your support to this community radio station. 2SER has been bringing you The Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton since 1985. This week’s show is a Honeysuckle Rose-a-thon – all from vinyl 1930s-60s radio transcriptions.

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08th October 2022 (Until October 08)
Illawarra Leagues Club (ticket)
Info
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Illawarra Leagues Club
Directions
All ages
Over 18 only
Free car parking
Dance floor
Bar
Bistro
10 dollars

Greg Poppleton

Illawarra Jazz Club presents Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s swing and jazz for listening and dancing at:
Collegians Illawarra Leagues Club

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07th October 2022 (Until October 07)
Sorcery and Swing Melbourne (ticket)
Info
6:30 pm
Kelvin Club
Directions
95 dollars
Event website

Greg Poppleton 1920s Band and Bruce Glen The Gentleman Magician

Sorcery and Swing comes to Melboirne, 7 October. The Kelvin Club will tranform into a “Roaring Twenties” speakeasy for this not-to-be-missed event! Book Now: pearls@kelvinclub.com or (03) 9654 5711

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04th October 2022 (Until October 04)
Lenny Herman and 1950s Lounge Music
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Lenny Herman accordianist and xylophonist led what was dubbed ‘The Mightiest Little Band in the Land’ in the 1940s and 50s. For fans of 1950s Lounge Music albums, here’s one of those bent easy listening orchestras live on 1948 and 1957 radio as this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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27th September 2022 (Until September 27)
Chiemi Eri and 1950s Japanese Jazz – Phantom Dancer 27 Sept 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Chiemi Eri was a Japanese actor and singer of folk songs and jazz. She is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist, on which she even sings a Turkish folk song.Read her story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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20th September 2022 (Until September 20)
Johnny Ace: The Tear Beat on the Blue Note – Phantom Dancer 20 September 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Johnny Ace, R’n’B star from the early 1950s, known as ‘The Tear Beat on the Blue Note’, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Read his story and play list, see videos, hear the radio show here

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13th September 2022 (Until September 13)
Ted Fio Rito Cocoanut Grove 1934 – Phantom Dancer 13 September 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Ted Fio Rito band leader, composer and pianist, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist in a 1934 Cocoanut Grove radio transcription. Read story, play list, watch Cocoanut Grove videos and listen to show here.

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10th September 2022 (Until September 10)
SOLD OUT! Sorcery & Swing Dinner Speakeasy (ticket)
Info
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
SOLD OUT Cellos, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
Directions
All ages
Dance floor
150 dollars
Dress code: Guys in ties, girls in pearls
Event website

1920s Music, Magic, Dance Floor & 3-Course Dinner

Sorcery and Swing Speakeasy – 1920s music and magic, champagne and canapes, three course dinner, drinks package and dance floor at the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

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10th September 2022 (Until September 10)
Sonic Journey ABC Radio – Obscure 1920s-50s Women Jazz Singers
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
702 ABC Radio Sydney
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Sonic Journey: Simon Marnie interviews Greg Poppleton

Sonic Journey with Simon Marnie, 10 September, I chat about obscure women swing and jazz singers who broadcast live on 1930s-50s radio.

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06th September 2022 (Until September 06)
Dinah Washington Forged Her Own Path – Phantom Dancer 6 September 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Dinah Washington, The Queen of the Blues, the most popular black female recording artist of the 1950s, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature. Read the story and play list, see videos, hear the radio show here

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16th August 2022 (Until August 16)
Charlie Shavers Teenage Prodigy – Phantom Dancer 16 Aug 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Charlie Shavers was an American jazz trumpeter. He played with Dizzy Gillespie, Nat King Cole, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone, Sidney Bechet, Midge Williams, Tommy Dorsey. and Billie Holiday. He was also an arranger and composer. One of his songs, “Undecided”, is a jazz standard. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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09th August 2022 (Until August 09)
Bud Freeman Schoolboy Jazz Star – Phantom Dancer 9 Aug 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Bud Freeman was an American jazz musician, bandleader and composer. He is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Bud Freeman was one of the first tenor saxophonists in jazz along with Coleman Hawkins. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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02nd August 2022 (Until August 02)
The King’s Jesters – Phantom Dancer 2 Aug 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

The King’s Jesters, billed as America’s ‘biggest little band’ is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artists. They were a vocal group who accompanied themselves on guitar, banjo and other instruments and with orchestra. They were household names in the 1930s and early 1940s. Read their story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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26th July 2022 (Until July 26)
Jones and Hare 1920s – Phantom Dancer 26 Jul 22
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Jones and Hare, Billy Jones and Ernie Hare, were a vocal duo who sang novelty songs, popular on radio in the 1920s and continuing on radio up to 1939. Billy Jones (1889-1940) was a tenor and Ernie Hare was a bass/baritone (1883-1939). They’re this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artists. Read their story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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12th July 2022 (Until July 12)
Phil Napoleon Jazz Trumpet Pioneer – Phantom Dancer 12 Jul 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Phil Napoleon, pioneer jazz trumpeter and band leader is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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05th July 2022 (Until July 05)
Sammy Davis Jr – Phantom Dancer 5 Jul 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Sammy Davis Jnr, singer, dancer, actor, comedian, film producer and tv director is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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28th June 2022 (Until June 28)
Don Redman Swing Inventor? Phantom Dancer 28 June 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Don Redman is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Don Redman was a U.S jazz musician, arranger, bandleader and composer. The inventor of swing. Hear him in a rare, static-filled 1933 home radio disc recording. Read his story, watch videos, see the play list and listen to the show here…

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21st June 2022 (Until June 21)
Richard Maltby Snr Musician Survival Tips – Phantom Dancer 21 Jun 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Richard Maltby Snr, trumpeter, band leader, composer, conductor and arranger is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. He is most famous for his 1956 recording, “Themes from (the movie) The Man With The Golden Arm”. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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14th June 2022 (Until June 14)
Tony Bennett – Phantom Dancer 14 Jun 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Tony Bennett, singer, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. You’ll hear him and his music in a 1955 interview. Bennett has released over 70 albums during his career. The biggest selling of these in the U.S. have been I Left My Heart in San Francisco, MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett, and Duets: An American Classic, all of which went platinum for shipping one million copies. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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07th June 2022 (Until June 07)
Spike Jones – Phantom Dancer 7 Jun 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Spike Jones is this week’s Phantom dancer feature artist. He was a US drummer, percussionist and bandleader specializing in spoof arrangements of popular songs and classical music. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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31st May 2022 (Until May 31)
Lionel Hampton – Phantom Dancer 31 May 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Lionel Hampton, this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist, was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, and bandleader. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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24th May 2022 (Until May 24)
Ted Fio Rito Cocoanut Grove 1934 – Phantom Dancer 24 May 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Ted Fio Rito band leader, composer and pianist, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist in a 1934 Cocoanut Grove radio transcription. Read story, play list, watch Cocoanut Grove videos and listen to show here.

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22nd May 2022 (Until May 22)
21st Birthday Party
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Private
Directions

Greg Poppleton

21st birthday wishes to XX who has booked Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s singer and jazz band to play for their 21st birthday party today.

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17th May 2022 (Until May 17)
Leith Stevens From 1930s Radio to Mission Impossible – Phantom Dancer 17 May 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Leith Stevens is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Leith Stevens was a composer and music director. He worked on 1930s radio series like ‘Saturday Night Swing Club’,  film scores like the 1953 Brando classic, ‘The Wild Ones’, and 1960s TV including ‘Mission Impossible’. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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10th May 2022 (Until May 10)
Charlie Parker: Diligent Practice Creates New Style – Phantom Dancer 10 May 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Charlie Parker is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Charlie Parker was an influential alto sax soloist and key in the development of bebop. He said that he spent three to four years practicing up to 15 hours a day in the mid-1930s. And it was while practicing and experimenting on his alto sax in 1939 that he created his unique sound. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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03rd May 2022 (Until May 03)
Mabel King – Phantom Dancer 3 May 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Mabel King, r’n’b singer, actor in film, TV and Broadway is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Read her story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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26th April 2022 (Until April 26)
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Rock’n’Roll Sax – Phantom Dancer 26 April 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor, influential 1940s jump and 1950s rock tenor saxophonist, is this week’s Phantom Dancer non-stop swing jazz feature artist. You’ll hear him from two 1956 Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party broadcasts on this week’s mix.

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19th April 2022 (Until April 19)
Ahad Duo Sydney Hawaiian Music – Phantom Dancer 19 April 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

The Ahad Duo, 1920s-30s Sydney Hawaiian Duo, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Read their story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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12th April 2022 (Until April 12)
Bob Crosby and Machito – 12 April 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Bob Crosby is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Also hear Cab Calloway, Afro-Cuban Machito, Women in Jazz and WW2 Russian swing. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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10th April 2022 (Until April 10)
‘The Rivoli’ Matinee – Hit of the 2020 Sydney Festival – Greg Poppleton & Dancemakers’ Collective (ticket)
Info
1:45 pm - 3:30 am
Malachi Gilmore Hall
Directions
50 dollars
Event website

Greg Poppleton and The Dancemakers' Collective

The Rivoli 10th April with The Dancemakers’ Collective and the Greg Poppleton Trio (Greg Poppleton 1920s vocals, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Cazzbo Johns sousaphone), a hit of the 2020 Sydney Festival, comes to beautifully restored Art Deco Malachi Gilmore Hall in Oberon.

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09th April 2022 (Until April 09)
‘The Rivoli’ – a Hit of the 2020 Sydney Festival – SOLD OUT (ticket)
Info
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Malachi Gilmore Hall
Directions
53 dollars
Event website

Greg Poppleton and The Dancemakers' Collective

The Rivoli 9th April with The Dancemakers’ Collective and the Greg Poppleton Trio (Greg Poppleton 1920s vocals, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Cazzbo Johns sousaphone), a hit of the 2020 Sydney Festival, comes to beautifully restored Art Deco Malachi Gilmore Hall in Oberon.

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05th April 2022 (Until April 05)
Teddy Powell Flash in Pan – Phantom Dancer 5 April 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Teddy Powell (Teodoro Paolella) is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. For a few weeks in 1939 he lead one of the most popular big bands in swing. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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02nd April 2022 (Until April 02)
Great Art Deco Ball 2022 (ticket)
Info
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Carrington Hotel, 15-47 Katoomba St Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780
Directions
All ages
Dance floor
Bar
150 dollars
Event website

Greg Poppleton

This year the Carrington Hotel’s famous Art Deco Ball with Greg Poppleton has moved to Saturday 2nd April. If you are looking for a night out with dinner, dancing and a dazzling Hollywood entertainment experience ‘1920’s style’ then you don’t want to miss this event.

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29th March 2022 (Until March 29)
Buddy Clark Dies in Air Crash – Phantom Dancer 29 March 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Buddy Clark, 1930s singer and plane enthusiast who died in a plane crash on an LA street is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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22nd March 2022 (Until March 22)
Margaret Whiting Singer & Coach – Phantom Dancer 22 March 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Margaret Whiting, singer and cabaret coach is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Read her story, watch videos, see playlist & listen to show here…

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15th March 2022 (Until March 15)
1920s Radio – Phantom Dancer 15 March 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Rare 1920s radio is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Read the story of these radio experiments, watch videos, see the play list and listen to the show here…

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08th March 2022 (Until March 08)
International Women’s Day – Phantom Dancer 8 March 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Women jazz and swing musicians, radio announcers and singers from live 1930s-50s radio are this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artists for International Women’s Day. Read their story, watch videos, see the play list and listen to the show here…

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01st March 2022 (Until March 01)
Rosemary Clooney Chain Smoking Singer – Phantom Dancer 1 March 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Rosemary Clooney, 1950s pop star and post 60s jazz singer had an incredible voice despite heavy smoking which finally made the end of her life painful before killing her.

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22nd February 2022 (Until February 22)
Shuffle Rhythm – Phantom Dancer 22 February 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Shuffle Rhythm is featured on this week’s Phantom Dancer with 1944-45 broadcasts by Henry Busse and Jan Savitt

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15th February 2022 (Until February 15)
Les Paul and Mary Ford 1940s Multitrack – Phantom Dancer 15 Feb 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Les Paul and Mary Ford are this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artists. Les was a jazz guitarist. Mary was a country guitarist. Together, they pioneered multitracking and had a string of hits in the 1950s. Read their story, watch videos, see the play list and listen to the show here…

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08th February 2022 (Until February 08)
All Day Practice Makes Outstanding Trumpeter – Phantom Dancer 8 February 2022
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Clifford Brown is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature. Clifford Brown was an outstanding jazz trumpeter who in a career spanning only a few years became a jazz sensation. See playlist, story, watch Clifford Brown videos, hear show here

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01st February 2022 (Until February 01)
Don Redman Swing Inventor? Phantom Dancer 1 February 2022
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Don Redman is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Don Redman was a U.S jazz musician, arranger, bandleader and composer. The inventor of swing. Hear him in a rare, static-filled 1933 home radio disc recording. Read his story, watch videos, see the play list and listen to the show here…

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25th January 2022 (Until January 25)
Dinah Washington Forged Her Own Path – Phantom Dancer 25 January 2022
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Dinah Washington, The Queen of the Blues, the most popular black female recording artist of the 1950s, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature. Read the story and play list, see videos, hear the radio show here

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18th January 2022 (Until January 18)
Meredith Willson from Sousa to Swing – Phantom Dancer 18 Jan 22
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Meredith Willson, this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist, was a piccolo and flute virtuoso who played in John Philip Sousa’s band, the New York Philharmonic under Arturo Toscanini, composed popular music and 3 Broadway shows including ‘The Music Man’, was a two time Academy Award nominee, wrote three books and conducted the Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra during WW2. Read his story, watch videos, see the play list and listen to the show here…

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11th January 2022 (Until January 11)
Med School Dropout Eddy Howard Leads Famous Orchestra – Phantom Dancer 11 January 2022
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Med School dropout Eddy Howard, singer, band leader and composer of ‘Careless’ (his theme song), ‘If I Knew Then’, ‘My Last Goodbye’, and ‘A Million Years Ago’, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Read his story, watch videos, see the play list and listen to the show here…

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04th January 2022 (Until January 04)
Cocoanut Grove Radio 1934 – Phantom Dancer 4 January 2022
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Cocoanut Grove 1934 radio features on this week’s Phantom Dancer with band leader Ted Fio Rito. Read the Cocoanut Grove story, play list, watch Cocoanut Grove videos and listen to show here.

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28th December 2021 (Until December 28)
Yao Lee and 1940s-60s New Years Eve! – 28 December 2021
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Yao Lee, Hong Kong’s Patti Page is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Her most famous song opens this week’s Phantom Dancer. The first hour for the national show then continues with a mix of swing by Harry James, vocals by Giselle McKenzie, Rhythm and Blues from a 1951 radio aircheck, and live radio hard bop by Miles Davis and John Coltrane aired in 1958.

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21st December 2021 (Until December 21)
1958 New Years Radio and TV Phantom Dancer 21 Dec 2021
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

1958 New Years radio and TV features in the first (nationally networked) part of this week’s Phantom Dancer. See 1958 New Year videos from NY, London and Bucharest. Listen to the show here…

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14th December 2021 (Until December 14)
Christmas Songs Phantom Dancer Part 1 – 14 December 2021
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Christmas songs and Christmas themed 1930s-50s radio features in the first (nationally networked) part of this week’s Phantom Dancer. Listen to the show here…

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11th December 2021 (Until December 11)
Penrith RSL Saturday Jazz (free)
Info
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Penrith RSL
Directions
All ages
Free car parking
Dance floor
Bar
Bistro

Greg Poppleton

What are you doing this Saturday? We’ll be having fun with songs from the 1920s-30s at Penrith RSL. It’s free and you’re invited. 2-5pm, this Saturday 11 December. First 5,000 at door get in FREE.

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07th December 2021 (Until December 07)
Little Jack Little – Phantom Dancer 7 December 2021
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Little Jack Little is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Born John Leonard
in London, he was a British-born American composer, singer, pianist, actor and songwriter. Read his story, see videos and play list, and listen to the show here…

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30th November 2021 (Until November 30)
Gogo DeLys – Phantom Dancer 30 November 2021
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Gogo DeLys, Canadian band singer in the US and actor, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Read her story, see videos and play list, and listen to the show here…

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23rd November 2021 (Until November 23)
Hotel Astor 1910s-60s Gay Bar – Phantom Dancer 23 Nov 2021
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Hotel Astor in New York City, the source of many a big band broadcast on The Phantom Dancer is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature. Starting in the 1910s, the Astor Bar acquired a reputation as a gay meeting place, where gay patrons were both accepted and extorted. Read the story, see videos and play list, and hear show here…

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16th November 2021 (Until November 16)
Glen Gray Casa Loma 1920s-40s Ork – Phantom Dancer 16 Nov 2021
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. It was a collective that was the top swing band before Benny Goodman. Loved for its complex, danceable arrangements, Coleman Hawkins named it as his favourite band. Read their story, see videos and play list, and hear show here…

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09th November 2021 (Until November 09)
Ray Miller Top 1920s Band Leader – Phantom Dancer 9 November 2021
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Ray Miller, popular 1920s band leader and tromobonist, whose jazz band was the first to play at the White House (in 1924) is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. See story, videos, play list and show here.

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02nd November 2021 (Until November 02)
Garwood Van, Band Leader – Phantom Dancer 2 November 2021
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Garwood Van, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Songwriter of ‘Time to Dream’ and dance band leader from 1936, Garwood Van also was an actor in ‘Love on Tap’ (1939).. Read his story, see videos and play list, and hear show here…

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26th October 2021 (Until October 26)
Coon-Sanders Nighthawks – Phantom Dancer 26 Oct 2021
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Coon-Sanders Nightwaks from 1929 radio is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature. Read the story, see videos, read play list and hear show here…

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19th October 2021 (Until October 19)
Help Community Radio 2SER Now. Phantom Dancer Tues 19, Sat 23 Oct 2021
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

2SER is the place where so many amazing things happen! It’s the place where we share incredible music. Subscribe to 2SER and be in the draw for major prizes on Week 2 of the 2SER radiothon…

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17th October 2021
Jazz at the Pines – Postponed to 2022 (ticket)
Info
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Jazz at the Pines
Directions
All ages
Free car parking
22 dollars
Dress code: Bring your picnic basket
Event website

Greg Poppleton

Jazz at the Pines has Greg Poppleton for its October Jazz picnic. Bring your picnic. Relax under the beautiful pines at Roughley House, Dural

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12th October 2021 (Until October 12)
Help Community Radio 2SER Now. Phantom Dancer 12 and 16 Oct 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

2SER is the place where so many amazing things happen! It’s the place where we share incredible music. Subscribe to 2SER and be in the draw for major prizes on this week’s 2SER radiothon…

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05th October 2021 (Until October 05)
Steel Guitar in 1930s German Pop – 5 Oct 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Steel Guitar in 1930s-40s German Pop music, off radio and recordings, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature. Read the story, see videos, read play list and hear show here…

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28th September 2021 (Until September 28)
Southern Louisiana Music – Phantom Dancer Is Back Live – 28 Sep 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Southern Louisiana music, off the radio is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature. You’ll hear Cajun and New Orleans jazz from 1950s and 60 radio. Read the story, see Hal Kemp videos, read play list and hear show here…

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21st September 2021 (Until September 21)
Dinah Washington Forged Her Own Path – Phantom Dancer 21 September 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
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Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Dinah Washington, The Queen of the Blues, the most popular black female recording artist of the 1950s, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature. Read the story and play list, see videos, hear the radio show here

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14th September 2021 (Until September 14)
Clifford Brown – All Day Practice, No Drugs Or Alcohol For Outstanding Trumpeter – Phantom Dancer 14 September 2021 (free)
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Clifford Brown is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature. Clifford Brown was an outstanding jazz trumpeter who in a career spanning only a few years became a jazz sensation. See playlist, story, watch Clifford Brown videos, hear show here

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07th September 2021 (Until September 07)
Shuffle Rhythm – Phantom Dancer 7 September 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Shuffle Rhythm is featured on this week’s Phantom Dancer with 1944-45 broadcasts by Henry Busse and Jan Savitt

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31st August 2021 (Until August 31)
John Kirby Sextet – Phantom Dancer 31 August 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

John Kirby, double bassist, tuba and trombone player, 1930s proponent of ‘Chamber Jazz’, Bach fan, and band leader is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist with Greg Poppleton. Read his story, see videos, see the radio playlist and listen to the show here

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24th August 2021 (Until August 24)
Benny Goodman Goes Bop, Re-Learns Clarinet – Phantom Dancer 24 August 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Benny Goodman goes Bop from live 1948-49 radio is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist with Greg Poppleton. Read the story, see videos, hear the show from 24 August 2021 on 2SER

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17th August 2021 (Until August 17)
Phil Harris – Phantom Dancer 17 August 2021
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Phil Harris is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Wonga Phil Harris was a drummer, band leader, singer, comedian, actor, Academy Award winner and voice-over artist.

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11th August 2021 (Until August 11)
Facebook Live – POSTPONED. New date TBA (free)
Info
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Facebook Live
Directions
Event website

Greg Poppleton

Facebook Live Greg Poppleton – an encore concert of 1920s and 1930s songs by singer Greg poppleton and Grahame Conlon on guitar/banjo.

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10th August 2021 (Until August 10)
Martha Tilton 1930s Swing Singer – Phantom Dancer 10 August 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Martha Tilton is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. She was a US pop singer during the Swing Era and into the 1960s who found fame as Benny Goodman’s singer from 1937-39.

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03rd August 2021 (Until August 03)
Doc Cheatham Always Trying New Ideas – Phantom Dancer 3 August 2021
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Doc Cheatham is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. He was an American jazz trumpeter, singer and bandleader. You’ll hear a set of bands he played in from live radio broadcasts, and a set of 1930s Cab Calloway in which band Cheatham played 1st trumpet. This is another classic Phantom Dancer as Sydney stays in lockdown. Also read the Doc Cheatham story here.

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27th July 2021 (Until July 27)
Rosemary Clooney Chain Smoking Singer – Phantom Dancer 27 July 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Rosemary Clooney, 1950s pop star and post 60s jazz singer had an incredible voice despite heavy smoking which finally made the end of her life painful before killing her.

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20th July 2021 (Until July 20)
Baby Rose Marie 91 Years in Showbiz – Phantom Dancer 20 July 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Baby Rose Marie, singer, stage, film and TV star had an extraordinary 91 year showbiz career. See videos of Rose Marie from age 5 onwards. Read a short bio, play list, hear the show from 20 July

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13th July 2021 (Until July 13)
Happy Birthday – 500th CRN Phantom Dancer 13 July 2021
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Happy 500th National show, Phantom Dancer! This week’s show mixed by Greg Poppleton features Bob Crosby, Cab Calloway, Afro-Cuban Machito, Women in Jazz and WW2 Russian swing.

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06th July 2021 (Until July 06)
1930s Australian Swing Records – Phantom Dancer 6 July 2021 (free)
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor, influential 1940s jump and 1950s rock tenor saxophonist, is this week’s Phantom Dancer non-stop swing jazz feature artist. You’ll hear him from two 1956 Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party broadcasts on this week’s mix.

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29th June 2021 (Until June 29)
Alix Combelle Second Sydney Lockdown – Phantom Dancer 29 June 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Alix Combelle, French 1930s-40s swing saxophonist and band leader, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. The Phantom Dancer, produced weekly by Greg Poppleton, is your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV.

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22nd June 2021 (Until June 22)
Bud Freeman Improvisation Tips – Phantom Dancer 22 June 2021
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Bud Freeman, is the Phantom Dancer feature artist this week. You’ll hear his Summa cum Laude Orchestra from a 1940s radio broadcast. He was known for his improvisations on tenor sax and I quote from his tips on improvisation here. Read the story, play list, watch videos and hear the radio show here.

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15th June 2021 (Until June 15)
Hal Kemp Launched by Royal Drummer – Phantom Dancer 15 June 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Hal Kemp, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. You’ll hear his dance orchestra in broadcasts from 1934 to 1939. Read his story, see Hal Kemp videos, read play list and hear show here…

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12th June 2021 (Until June 12)
SOLD OUT! – Sorcery and Swing Show (ticket)
Info
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cellos, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
Directions
Over 18 only
Dance floor
Bar
125 dollars
Event website

Greg Poppleton 1920s Singer, and Bruce Glen The Gentleman Magician

Sorcery and Swing at the Sydney Solstice Speakeasy, Cellos, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel. 1920s songs by Greg Poppleton. Magic by Bruce Glen. Champagne, canapes on arrival. Sumptuous 3 course dinner. Bar and dance floor.

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08th June 2021 (Until June 08)
Linda Keene: The Singer Who Should Have Made It – Phantom Dancer 8 June 2021
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12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Linda Keene, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. You’ll hear two songs by Linda singing with Jack Teagarden’s Orchestra in an aircheck from 1939. See links to her story compiled throgh extensive research by The False Ducks Blahg

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01st June 2021 (Until June 01)
Edmundo Ros Rumba King – Phantom Dancer 1 June 2021 (free)
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions
Event website

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Edmundo Ros, Rumba King, led a highly popular Latin American orchestra, made over 800 records, and owned one of London’s leading nightclubs. He’s this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Read his story, play list, see videos and listen to the show here

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25th May 2021 (Until May 25)
Louis Prima The Re-Inventor – Phantom Dancer 25 May 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Louis Prima, band leader, composer and trumpeter is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Read his story, see videos, read the play list and hear the show from 25 May here.

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18th May 2021 (Until May 18)
Barbara James, Australian 1930s-60s Swing Singer – 18 May 2021 Phantom Dancer
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Barbara James, Australian dance band singer features on this week’s Phantom Dancer with some of her broadcasts from the 1930s and 1940s. This is a repeat of a 2018 mix. Read the Barbrara James story, Phantom Dancer play list and hear the show after 18 May here.

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11th May 2021 (Until May 11)
Ted Fio Rito Cocoanut Grove 1934 – Phantom Dancer 11 May 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Ted Fio Rito band leader, composer and pianist, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist in a 1934 Cocoanut Grove radio transcription. Read story, play list, watch Cocoanut Grove videos and listen to show here.

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04th May 2021 (Until May 04)
Ray Miller Top 1920s Band Leader Disappears – 4 May 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Ray Miller, popular 1920s band leader and trombonist, whose jazz band was the first to play at the White House (in 1924) is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Visit for story, videos, play list and show here.

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01st May 2021 (Until May 01)
Penrith RSL Saturday Jazz 1 May (free)
Info
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Penrith RSL 8 Tindale St Penrith
Directions
Over 18 only
Free car parking
Dance floor
Bar
Bistro

Greg Poppleton

Penrith RSL Saturday Jazz has 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton, and his swinging trio, back for a laid-back afternoon of music and dancing

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27th April 2021 (Until April 27)
Turk Murphy – Union Man Who Looked After His Musicians – Phantom Dancer 27 April 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Turk Murphy, San Francisco Great Revival trad trombonist, singer, composer, arranger, and union band leader who looked after his musicians is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist with Greg Poppleton.

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13th April 2021
Lester Young Genius Killed By Alcohol – 13 March 2021 Phantom Dancer
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Lester Young, jazz tenor saxophonist called ‘The Prez’, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist from live 1940s-50s broadcasts. Young was one of the most influential saxophinists, playing “a free-floating style, wheeling and diving like a gull, banking with low, funky riffs that pleased dancers and listeners alike”. Alcohol killed him.

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06th April 2021 (Until April 06)
Ruth Etting, Radio Sweetheart and Domestic Violence – Phantom Dancer 6 Apr 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Ruth Etting was a US singer/actress of the 1920s and 1930s. She never had voice lessons and had over 60 hit recordings. She worked on stage, radio and film. She was known as ‘America’s Radio Sweetheart’ and was also involved in a famous case of domestic violence with her mobster first husband. Read her story, Phantom Dancer play list, see videos and listen to the show here

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30th March 2021 (Until March 30)
Dinah Washington Forged Her Own Path – Phantom Dancer 30 March 2021
Info
12:04 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Dinah Washington, The Queen of the Blues, the most popular black female recording artist of the 1950s, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature. Read the story and play list, see videos, hear the radio show here

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23rd March 2021 (Until March 23)
Clifford Brown – All Day Practice, No Drugs Or Alcohol For Outstanding Trumpeter – Phantom Dancer 23 March 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Clifford Brown is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature. Clifford Brown was an outstanding jazz trumpeter who in a career spanning only a few years became a jazz sensation. See playlist, story, watch Clifford Brown videos, hear show here

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16th March 2021
Shuffle Rhythm – Phantom Dancer 16 March 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER Radio 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Shuffle Rhythm is featured on this week’s Phantom Dancer with 1944-45 broadcasts by Henry Busse and Jan Savitt

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09th March 2021
John Kirby Sextet – Phantom Dancer Radio 9 March 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

John Kirby, double bassist, tuba and trombone player, 1930s proponent of ‘Chamber Jazz’, Bach fan, and band leader is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist with Greg Poppleton. Read his story, see videos, see the radio playlist and listen to the show here

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02nd March 2021
Benny Goodman Goes Bop, Re-Learns Clarinet – Phantom Dancer 2 March 2021
Info
12:04 pm - 2:00 pm
2SER 107.3 Sydney
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Benny Goodman goes Bop from live 1948-49 radio is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist with Greg Poppleton. Read the story, see videos, hear the show from 2 March 2021 on 2SER

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23rd February 2021
Phil Harris – Phantom Dancer 23 February 2021
Info
12:04 pm
2SER 107.3
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Phil Harris is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Wonga Phil Harris was a drummer, band leader, singer, comedian, actor, Academy Award winner and voice-over artist.

Hear him on Greg Poppleton’s award-winning Phantom Dancer radio show. Every Tuesday on 107.3 2SER Sydney and online.

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14th February 2021 (Until February 14)
Deco Park Picnic – Cathy Freeman Park (free)
Info
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park
Directions
All ages
Dress code: Dress in your Sunday best and enjoy a long lunch on the lawn.
Event website

Greg Poppleton

Deco Park Picnic, inspired by 1920s summer picnics, dining al fresco with friends & family. Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s Trio 11:30am-1:30pm

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21st November 2020
Penrith RSL Saturday Jazz (free)
Info
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Penrith RSL 8 Tindale St Penrith
Directions
All ages
Free car parking
Bar
Bistro
Event website

Greg Poppleton

Penrith RSL Saturday Jazz 21 Nov, 2-5pm, Greg Poppleton and band sing and play the songs of the 1920s-30s for a laidback afternoon of jazz and swing

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18th October 2020
Jazz At The Pines – Cancelled (ticket)
Info
Jazz at the Pines, Roughley House, 656a Old Northern Road, Dural CANCELLED
Directions
All ages
Free car parking
Bistro
22 dollars
Dress code: CANCELLED UNTIL 2021
Event website

Greg Poppleton

CANCELLED due to Covid. All Jazz at the Pine shows now cancelled for 2020. We look forward to playing 1920s-30s songs for you at JatP in 2021!

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22nd September 2020
1930s Band Leader Ray Noble – 22 September Phantom Dancer
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Ray Noble, English band leader and composer who found a career as a band leader and actor in the US, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist.

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12th August 2020
Facebook Live (free)
Info
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
https://www.facebook.com/WhatsOnWaverley
Directions
Event website

Greg Poppleton

Facebook Live. I’ll serenade you with 1920s – 30s songs. Grahame Conlon’s on guitar and banjo. Live on Waverley Council’s facebook page. Turn on, Tune in, No Drop-outs!

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07th May 2020
The Jazz Banana – 1920s-30s Wednesdays Video
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Greg Poppleton Duo

The JAZZ BANANA is overlooked by writers on the music despite it requiring advanced vocal technique and it being tastier than vocalese.

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29th April 2020
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love: 1920s-30s Wednesdays
Info

Greg Poppleton singer, Damon Poppleton alto sax. Recorded Wednesday, 29 April 2020. This is the last 1920s-30s Wednesday. Damon’s back at school.

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15th April 2020
1920s-30s Wednesdays – ‘Sunny Side of the Street’ (free)
Info
Every Wednesday a new 1920s-30s song for you sung online by Greg Poppleton, alto sax by Damon Poppleton. Watch the video by clicking the red More button.
Directions

Greg Poppleton (duo)

Sunny Side of the Street sung by Greg Poppleton, alto sax by Damon Poppleton, kicks off 1920s-30s Wednesdays. Next week we’ll play The Charleston for you.

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11th April 2020
Cancelled – Penrith RSL Saturday Jazz (free)
Info
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale St, Penrith
Directions
All ages
Free car parking
Dance floor
Bar
Bistro
Dress code: Casual

Greg Poppleton

The Greg Poppleton quartet will be at Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale St, Penrith. FREE. Dance floor and bistro plus drinks are at club prices. Child friendly.

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15th March 2020
Cancelled – Jazz At The Pines (ticket)
Info
Roughley House, 656A Old Northern Rd, Dural NSW 2158
Directions
22 dollars
Dress code: Cancelled
Event website

Greg Poppleton

Cancelled. Bring your picnic and relax under the beautiful pine trees in the grounds of Roughley House as Greg Poppleton and band entertain you with 1920s-30s jazz.

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01st February 2020
Birthday Party (private)
Info
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Private
Directions

Greg Poppleton

Greg Poppleton sings the songs of the 1920s and 1930s with his quartet at a birthday party. We celebrated with the birthday person 10 years ago, too.

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25th January 2020
Sydney Festival 2020 – ‘The Rivoli’ (ticket)
Info
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Granville Town Hall, 10 Carlton St, Granville NSW 2142
Directions
All ages
Free car parking
Dance floor
39 dollars
Event website

Greg Poppleton and The Dance Makers Collective

Dance Makers Collective present the world premiere of The Rivoli for Sydney Festival 2020 at Granville Town Hall with Greg Poppleton’s trio

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24th January 2020
Sydney Festival 2020 – ‘The Rivoli’ (ticket)
Info
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Granville Town Hall, 10 Carlton St, Granville NSW 2142
Directions
All ages
Free car parking
Dance floor
18 dollars
Event website

Greg Poppleton with The Dance Makers Collective

Dance Makers Collective present the world premiere of The Rivoli for Sydney Festival 2020 at Granville Town Hall with Greg Poppleton’s trio

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23rd January 2020
Sydney Festival 2020 – ‘The Rivoli’ (ticket)
Info
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Granville Town Hall, 10 Carlton St, Granville NSW 2142
Directions
All ages
Free car parking
Dance floor
39 dollars
Event website

Greg Poppleton and the Dance Makers Collective

Dance Makers Collective present the world premiere of The Rivoli for Sydney Festival 2020 at Granville Town Hall with Greg Poppleton’s trio

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22nd January 2020 (Until January 25)
Sydney Festival 2020 – ‘The Rivoli’ (ticket)
Info
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Granville Town Hall, 10 Carlton St, Granville NSW 2142
Directions
All ages
Free car parking
Dance floor
39 dollars
Event website

Greg Poppleton and The Dance Makers Collective

Dance Makers Collective present the world premiere of The Rivoli for Sydney Festival 2020 at Granville Town Hall with Greg Poppleton’s trio

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18th January 2020
Penrith RSL (free)
Info
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale St, Penrith NSW 2750
Directions
All ages
Free car parking
Dance floor
Bar
Bistro
Dress code: Casual

Greg Poppleton

The Greg Poppleton quartet will be at Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale St, Penrith. FREE. Dance floor and bistro plus drinks are at club prices. Child friendly.

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11th January 2020
Unanderra Hotel – Illawarra Jazz Club (free)
Info
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Unanderra Hotel, 27 Central Rd, Unanderra NSW 2526
Directions
Event website

Greg Poppleton

Back by popular demand, this consummate entertainer will have you tapping your toes, kicking up your heels and just having a bloody great time. Greg is a well loved and respected musician, entertainer, actor and genuinely nice guy. You won’t regret seeing this amazing quintet. The Band – Greg Poppleton (1920s-30s Vocals), Damon Poppleton (Alto Sax), PaulBaker (Banjo), Richelle (Bootsie) Booth (BassSax/Clarinet), Adam Barnard (Washboard).

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09th November 2019
Penrith RSL (free)
Info
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Penrith RSL
Directions
All ages
Free car parking
Dance floor
Bar
Bistro
Event website

Jazz Deco Quartet

Greg Poppleton and his Jazz Deco Quartet entertain with songs from the 1920s and 1930s.

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27th July 2019
Penrith RSL (free)
Info
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Penrith RSL
Directions
All ages
Free car parking
Dance floor
Bar
Bistro
Event website

Greg Poppleton and his Jazz Deco Quartet

Greg Poppleton and his Jazz Deco Quartet entertain with songs from the 1920s and 1930s.

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08th June 2019 (Until June 10)
Transport Heritage Expo (free)
Info
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sydney Central Station
Directions
Event website

Greg Poppleton and his Jazz Deco Quartet

Greg Poppleton and his Jazz Deco Quartet entertain with songs from the 1920s and 1930s on the Central Station Country Trains Concourse 8 – 10 June for the Sydney Central Station Transport Heritage Expo. Music free. Buy tickets for steam and diesel heritage train rides. The NSW Rail Museum will be operating steam train rides […]

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16th May 2019
Conference Dinner (private)
Info
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Greg Poppleton’s 1920s quartet

Greg Poppleton’s 1920s quartet bring Gatsby style speakeasy jazz to a Conference Dinner.

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11th May 2019
Birthday Party (private)
Info
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event website

4-piece band

4-piece band with Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer entertain for a Birthday Party in a historic hotel.

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30th March 2019
Penrith RSL (free)
Info
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Penrith RSL
Directions
All ages
Free car parking
Dance floor
Bar
Bistro
Event website

Greg Poppleton's Jazz Deco Quartet

Greg Poppleton and his Jazz Deco Quartet entertain with songs from the 1920s and 1930s.

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17th March 2019
Jazz At The Pines (ticket)
Info
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Jazz At The Pines
Directions
All ages
Bar
20 dollars
Event website

Greg Poppleton

Bring a picnic. Book a table with chairs. Parking. Kiosk. $20 Adults / $15 Concession / $40 Family

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12th January 2019
Unanderra Hotel (free)
Info
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Unanderra Hotel
Directions
Free car parking
Dance floor
Bar
Bistro

Greg Poppleton's 1920s-30s Quintet

Greg Poppleton’s 1920s-30s Quintet play for dancers for Saturday Jazz at the Unanderra Hotel. Walking distance from the train to Hotel is only 240 m (3 mins).

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31st December 2018 (Until January 01)
Great Gatsby NYE Cocktail Party (ticket)
Info
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12-Micron
Directions
Dance floor
Bar
190 dollars

Greg Poppleton’s 1920s Quartet

Bring in the New Year 1920s style with drinking, dancing and live music on the harbour. Greg Poppleton’s 1920s Quartet entertains 9 – 11pm. Guests will enjoy a 4 hour Great Gatsby themed beverage and canapé package with live music while you dance and indulge the night away with stunning views of the harbour. Fireworks […]

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13th December 2018
Gin Mill Social (ticket)
Info
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Slide Cabaret
Directions
Dance floor
Bar
Bistro
Dress code: Guys in ties, girls in pearls.

Greg Poppleton’s 1920s Trio

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Greg Poppleton’s 1920s Trio opens the night. Feast, dance and play at the ultimate 1920’s dinner party. It’s as hot as one of Gatsby’s parties, it’s The Gin Mill Social! The fun never stops as live swing musicians play all night long and vaudeville performers pop up to entertain when you […]

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22nd November 2018
Christmas Party (private)
Info
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sidney Town Hall (lower ballroom)
Directions

Greg Poppleton's Jazz Deco Sextet

Greg Poppleton’s Jazz Deco Sextet returns to the Lower Sydney Town Hall Ballroom to get the joint jumping.

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10th November 2018
Corporate Christmas Party (private)
Info
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private
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Greg Poppleton’s 1920s Trio

Greg Poppleton: Voice Cazzbo Johns: Sousaphone Paul Baker: Banjo

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10th November 2018
Penrith RSL (free)
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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Penrith RSL
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Free car parking
Dance floor
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Bistro
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Greg Poppleton's Jazz Deco Quartet

Greg Poppleton and his Jazz Deco Quartet entertain with songs from the 1920s and 1930s.

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26th August 2018
The Highlander (ticket)
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8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Country Terminal
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Greg Poppleton

Enjoy this scenic day trip aboard a heritage train from Sydney to Robertson or Moss Vale and return via the South Coast and Illawarra escarpment. Greg Poppleton, Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer will individually serenade you with songs from the 1920s as you travel to Moss Vale. Travel in your choice of Standard or Premier […]

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25th August 2018
The Hydro Express (ticket)
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10:00 am - 12:10 pm
Country Terminal
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Enjoy a scenic day trip to the Blue Mountains aboard a heritage train from Sydney to Medlow Bath for High Tea at the historic Hydro Majestic Hotel. Travel in your choice of three classes – Standard, Premier or Lounge. Greg Poppleton will serenade you with songs from the 1920s.

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25th August 2018
Fundraiser (private)
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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Private
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Greg Poppleton’s 1920s Trio

1920s themed private function with the Jazz Deco trio of authentic 1920s vocals, banjo and sousaphone.

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19th August 2018
Great Gatsby (ticket)
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Curzon Hall
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Over 18 only
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Bistro
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Greg Poppleton's 1920s Jazz Deco Band

Beyond Cinema brings you an immersive and magical cinematic journey that blurs the boundaries between film and the real world at Curzon Hall. We are storytellers, fantasy creators and film lovers combined together to bring a unique cinema experience and transport you to a place beyond your wildest imagination. The Greg Poppleton 1920s Jazz Deco […]

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15th August 2018
Bondi Pavilion (free)
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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Bondi Pavilion
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All ages
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Greg Poppleton

Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

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05th August 2018
Sydney Rowing Club (free)
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3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sydney Rowing Club
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All ages
Free car parking
Dance floor
Bar
Bistro
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613 Great North Road, Abbotsford NSW Australia

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01st July 2018
Special Occasion Speakeasy Party (private)
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Private
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Greg Poppleton’s 1920s Trio

Greg Poppleton and his Jazz Deco Trio entertain at a Speakeasy Party. It’s a special occasion house party. Greg Poppleton are invited to play at many 1920s – 1930s speakeasy, Great Gatsby, gangster and flapper, Golden Age of Hollywood house parties and special occasions.

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30th June 2018
Penrith RSL (free)
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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Penrith RSL
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All ages
Free car parking
Dance floor
Bar
Bistro
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Greg Poppleton's Jazz Deco Quartet

Greg Poppleton and his Jazz Deco Quartet entertain with songs from the 1920s and 1930s. 8 Tindale St, Penrith NSW Australia

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10th June 2018 (Until June 11)
Corporate Event (private)
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7:00 pm - 12:45 am
Private
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Greg Poppleton

Great Gatsby themed corporate event.

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09th June 2018 (Until June 11)
Sydney Central Station Transport Heritage Expo (free)
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Central Station Country Trains Concourse
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Greg Poppleton's Jazz Deco Quartet

Greg Poppleton and his Jazz Deco Quartet entertain with songs from the 1920s and 1930s on the Central Station Country Trains Concourse 9 – 11 June for the Sydney Central Station Transport Heritage Expo. Buy tickets for steam and diesel heritage train rides. The NSW Rail Museum will be operating steam train rides through the […]

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