Sandy Evans Trio with Bobby Singh at Manly Jazz Festival | image by Rodric White

Saturday 28 March – Sandy Evans, Tony Gorman, Bobby Singh and Sandy Evans Trio

7.30: Jazz Insights- Pre-concert talk with Tony Gorman and Sandy Evans

In this pre concert talk hosted by Peter Jordan, Tony and Sandy will reflect on their lives and careers in jazz. Sandy will also discuss highlights of her recent Churchill Fellowship trip to India.

Set 1 @ 8.30 – Tony Gorman (clarinet) Bobby Singh (Tabla)

Tony’s infinitely nuanced clarinet playing is pensive. Accompanied by tabla wizard Bobby Singh, this duo was described by SMH as ‘intimate, like music being whispered in your ear, or like a confession from a best friend’. Join us for this intimate duo performance.

Set 2@ 10pm  – Sandy Evans trio feat. Bobby Singh

Sandy Evans (saxophones) Bobby Singh (tabla)
Brett Hirst (bass) Toby Hall (drums)

This music redefines the fusion of jazz and Indian music with thrilling improvised dialogue, breath- taking improvisations and stunning percussion solos. The group will premiere two new compositions from the CD Kapture that was recorded in January.

Image by Rodric White

The Sound Lounge at Sydney’s Seymour Centre
corner of City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale
box office – telephone 9351 7940 or book online

Tickets $25, $20, $10 (student)


14 December with Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani – Shanmuga

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I am thrilled to be in Chennai on a Churchill Fellowship and honoured that Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani has invited me to play with his classical fusion ensemble Shanmuga on 14th December. This concert is part of the Chennai Music Festival season. It is in Kumara Raja Muthiah Hall, Chettinad Vidyashram, R.A. Puram, Chennai at 4.30pm and will be televised on Jaya TV’s Margazhi Mahotsavam on 30th December.

Entry is free.

Read more on the Chennai December Season website

Event details

Dec. 14, 2014

4.30 p.m. – ‘Shanmuga’ Classical Fusion by Guru Kaaraikudi Mani. B.V. Bala Sai (Flute), U.P. raju (Mandolin), B.V. Raghavendra Rao (Electric Violin), Sandyevens (sax), V. Suresh (Ghatam), V.B. Madhusudhanan (tabla & Percussion), N. Amrit (Kanjira)

6.30 p.m. – ‘Ganga Kaveri’ Violin – Sarod Jugalbandi by Ganesh (Violin) and Narayan Majumdar (Sarod)


14 September – Mara! perform Sezoni suite

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Mara!Note afternoon concert time – Sunday 14 Sept 3pm

ARIA Award-winning ensemble Mara! celebrate 30 years with a concert of their flagship original world/jazz suite Sezoni.

This special programme will honour the life of the late Stefan Kozuharov, Bulgarian/Australian poet, and patron of the Martenitsa choir, who was instrumental in the creation of Sezoni, writing the poetry upon which it is based.

The concert will also feature two new works by bright young composer, Laura Bishop, including the world premiere of her stunningly beautiful and challenging Razdyala.

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Kristy Best Bali Padda

Kristy Best & Bali Padda with Sandy Evans, Bobby Singh, Sarangan at Sydney Opera House Baby Proms

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Babies Proms Bollywood Baby

Kristy Best Bali PaddaAn introduction to the colour, movement and energy of India

Starring actor/dancers Kristy Best & Bali Padda with internationally renowned musicians Bobby Singh, Sarangan & Sandy Evans OAM and choreographed by Janani Beadle
Suitable for children 2 – 5

Everyone can be a Bollywood film star! Join us for a colourful journey to India to discover a vibrant, infectious culture of movement and dance.

Featuring a special Babies Proms ensemble that includes the Sitar and Tabla, children will be introduced to the different instrument families that work together to create Bollywood magic.

This interactive performance will include plenty of audience participation. You’ll pick up some “desi” moves that we’ll use in a big Bollywood Baby dancing finale!

All children are encouraged to bring a colourful, lightweight scarf from home.

Running Time: 35 minutes, no interval

cover of the book Testimony: The Legend of Charlie Parker. Shows saxophone player in silhouette

5 September – Testimony to be featured on ABC Jazz

cover of the book Testimony: The Legend of Charlie Parker. Shows saxophone player in silhouette
Testimony: the Legend of Charlie Parker

Listen out for a special broadcast of tracks from Testimony on ABC Jazz this Friday 5 Setpember. Gerry Koster of Jazz Up Late devotes the program to this very special recording – and if you can’t make Friday night, the program is available afterwards via Audio on Demand


Read Sandy’s Testimony page

Jazz Up Late with Gerry Koster  –

Listen again after the show –

Tenor and soprano saxophone, composer