Kapture CD Launch

Launch: Sunday 10 May at The Camelot Lounge
Mothers Day Special! If attending the launch, buy a CD on the night and get another one free!

A tribute to South African freedom fighter Ahmed Kathrada  featuring Australia’s leading jazz and Indian musicians in collaboration with dancer Liz Lea.

The 100th release by Rufus Records! www.rufusrecords.com.au

Also available for digitial purchase on Bandcamp

‘bluesy and Indian elements seamlessly intermingling’ Shand, SMH, 29/3/15

‘Bobby Singh is an extraordinary tabla player, beyond belief … stunning’ (Newell, 16/3/05)

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

Thursday 30 April – Foundry616

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“The way art is meant to be….” Shane Nichols (All About Jazz)

Vale David Perry

Many jazz lovers will know the fantastic film ‘Dr Jazz’ that David Perry made about contemporary jazz at the Strawberry Hills Hotel in the 1990s, featuring bands such as the Bernie McGann Trio, Mike Nock Quartet and Clarion Fracture Zone. Sadly, David passed away recently. He was an extraordinary artist, filmmaker, and dear friend to many jazz musicians, including me. I am dedicating my concert at Foundry616 this Thursday 30th April to honouring David’s life and work, including screening excerpts from his film ‘Dr Jazz’. Please join us if you can.

“Jazz is like communism without the purges. It’s the kind of music that leaves you open.” – David Perry

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Sandy leading her jazz quartet, one of her key ensembles as a leader and featuring three equally strong jazz musicians and leaders in their own right.

This quartet sees eminent saxophonist and composer Sandy Evans delighting in the freedom of the classic jazz quartet with the imaginative rhythm section of Alister Spence, Brett Hirst and Hamish Stuart.

Sandy, Alister, Brett and Hamish are known for their work together in bands such as Clarion Fracture Zone and The catholics. In various combinations they have performed at JazzFest Berlin, The Pori Jazz festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival and toured jazz clubs in Europe and North America includingStadtgarten, Cologne, Unterfahrt, Munich, Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Jazzclub Neue Tonne, Dresden.

They have appeared for many of the leading jazz organisations in Australia including – Sydney Improvised Music Association, the Perth Jazz Society , Jazz South Australia, The Melbourne Jazz Co-operative, the Morpeth Jazz Festival, The Wangaratta jazz Festival, The Bellingen Jazz Society, The Jazzgroove Association, Devonport Jazz Weekend, Bungendore Jazz Festival and The Valley Jazz Festival in Brisbane.


Charity Walk for Parkinson’s NSW

70th Anniversary Walk Sandakan Death March

In May 2015, Sandy’s brother Bruce will be participating in the 70th anniversary commemorative walk that follows the path by those forced to participate in one of Australia’s worst war time tragedies.

“I will be walking to honour my Uncle John who died on this march. He died along the Sandakan-Ranau track near the Malio Rest House on the Melio River. His official cause of death according to the nominal roll in this book was malaria, which most likely meant he was too weak to continue walking and fell behind. This often meant death at the hands of the Japanese. 2434 prisoners were incarcerated at Sandakan – 6 survived.

“I am doing the walk to commemorate my uncle, but I also felt it would be an opportunity to raise some money for a worthwhile
cause. My wife, Leslee is a sufferer of early onset Parkinson’s and
I am hoping to raise money for Parkinson’s NSW to assist in the
very worthwhile programs and support they provide.
Your donation to my cause would be greatly appreciated. You will
receive an email acknowledgement of your donation from
Parkinson’s NSW that can be used as a receipt for a tax
deduction. Donations can be made at: http://parkinsonsnsw.gofundraise.com.au/page/SandakanMarch

Thank you for supporting my cause.
Bruce Evans
ph 0411040552

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

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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)

Tenor and soprano saxophone, composer