Willy Qua

November 19, 2010 by  
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Saxophones, flute, percussion and drums

Willy QuaWilly is a founding member of Galapagos Duck first joining in 1973. He has also worked with Australian greats James Morrison, Don Burrows, Vince Jones, and USA greats Dave Brubeck, Nina Simone, Jimmy Witherspoon, Earl Hines, Mark Murphy as well as with rock greats Marcia Hines, Renee Geyer and Sam and Dave.

Willy has also performed with the Australian Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, NSW Dance Ensemble and recorded with everyone from Billy Field to Slim Dusty.

Willy’s broad career as a musician has taken him to all the major jazz festivals: Tamworth Country Music Festival and Port Fairy Folk Festival. He is also active as a teacher in schools and has been a senior lecturer with the Sydney Jazz Action Society and has done hundreds of shows in schools in NSW, QLD, and VIC.

Willy Qua and The New Galapagos Duck

Willy QuaThe band formed in 1969 and immediately commenced a successful residency at The Rocks Push jazz club in Sydney. Bruce Viles (owner of the Rocks Push) established The Basement jazz club at Circular Quay in 1973 and the Galapagos Duck opened there as the house band. At that time the personnel was Marty Mooney and Tom Hare (reeds), Chris Qua (bass and trumpet), Willie Qua (drums and reeds) and Doug Robson (piano).

Over the years the Galapagos Duck has enjoyed considerable success and some of the top names in Australian jazz have worked with the band at one time or another, including Dave Levy, Roger Frampton, Col Nolan, Paul McNamara and Warren Daly.
“From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”

Band Members:
Willy Qua – (original Duck musician) Saxes, flute, percussion
Dave Sanders – Drums, percussion
Dave Ades – Saxes, flute, percussion
Wil Sargisson – piano
Max Stowers – bass

More infomation: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Willy-Qua-and-The-New-Galapagos-Duck/117019308332348?v=info

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