Poet of Jazz

Like Blown Smoke


A story of love’s shadows; a tale of midnight smoke rings in cold streets; and the journey of fragile embers and smoke blown to passionate fire!

Start the clocks, wipe the sky of words.

Fill your bed, wake in verse

her opened eyes after your first kiss

feel her heart begin. Remember this!

– from “Like Blown Smoke”*

Like Blown Smoke invites you on a journey with suave Casanova Jake Dennis who has been unlucky in love but never gives up. Expect soulful blues, swinging jazz, and funky pop tunes from this mysterious and romantic gentleman who is ready to tell-all in love, relationships, and loss.

Starring Jake Dennis and the Mint Jazz Band whose cabaret shows sold out at Fringe World, Ellington Jazz Club, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Laneway Lounge, Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, and the Town of Cottesloe, and featuring local actress Natasha Dawson, this great night out includes Rigby’s scrumptious three course meal!

Previously performed at Downstairs at the Maj, Like Blown Smoke is an emotional rollercoaster of romance, comedy, and swagger.  Expect a moody cabaret with songs made famous by Ray Charles, John Legend, Nina Simone, Bruno Mars, and Billie Holiday. This cabaret encourages audiences to reflect on their own romantic histories as the story rises like smoke blown into passionate fire because, although the embers of your heart may be reduced to a slow sad pulsing glow, love’s breath can rock you back to life!

Tickets to the Rigby’s Bar & Lounge event available now.

*Listen to Jake’s Original Song “Like Blown Smoke

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