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Sandy Evans and Friends at The RUC, Canberra

Tuesday 11 July, 6pm
The RUC, 54 McCaughey Street, Turner, ACT
Admission $22 / $15 (concession) 

Bookings essential. Light meals available beforehand at 6.00 pm. Music starts at 7.30 pm. Please book early with RUC on 6247 7838 (Business Hours) for meals + music or at gpage40@bigpond.net.au for music only. Seating is limited to 100.

Sponsors: Artsound FM 92.7, Zane Hills Wines, Groove Warehouse

In this quintet Sandy is joined by some of the leading young talents in the Sydney jazz scene. Each of these musicians are forging stellar careers as performers and composers. Sandy Evans (saxophones) is the current recipient of an Australia Council Music Fellowship. Jessica Dunn (bass) is the leader of the renowned Sirens Big Band. Emma Stephenson (piano) is the 2016 JRMA recipient and has already recorded her first CD in New York. Recent Sydney Conservatorium of Music graduate, Melissa Mony, (alto saxophone) is making waves as a swinging and inventive player. Ali Foster (drums) is the powerhouse driving the rhythm sections of the Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective and the Sirens Big Band. The group will present fresh interpretations of jazz standards and an exciting array of original compositions with sneak previews of some of the Indian Jazz material Sandy is working on with The Sirens Big Band for their upcoming major project, Bridge of Dreams.

ROCKPOOLMIRROR

Saturday 17 June, 6pm
Melbourne Recital Hall
GA $30, Concession $25
Book now: http://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2017/sandy-evans-and-quartet/
Melbourne Recital Hall Box Office +61 (0)3 9699 3333

Composed and led by Sandy Evans, RockPoolMirror brings together four of Australia’s leading contemporary improvisers in a musical response to Belinda Webster’s stunning photographs of the Shoalhaven Gorge, NSW.

Sandy, Adrian, Paul and Niko are inventive, passionate, and accomplished improvisers. This performance is a rare opportunity to experience the deep musical bonds they have established through a rich history of collaboration based around the Australian Art Orchestra.

Belinda Webster is best known as the founding director of Tall Poppies records. Her images of rock formations and their reflections in still water at dawn exude a tranquil and peaceful ambience, but also venture into chasms and abysses, at times revealing surreal, lifelike rock warriors in bizarre symmetries of rock and water.

Sandy Evans Saxophone
Paul Grabowsky Piano
Adrian Sherriff Bass trombone
Niko Schauble Drums