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Sandy Evans, Bobby Singh & some Sirens @ Django Bar

$30/$25 + bf | 6pm doors, 8pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available.
Fully licensed – NO BYO
Limited table bookings for groups of 8 or more only are available – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked.

Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

After making their premiere at this year’s Manly Jazz Festival, this exciting ensemble made up of the rhythm section of Sirens Big Band and Sandy Evans (SandyEvans Trio, the catholics, 10 Part Invention) is looking forward to presenting a night of music with internationally renowned tabla player, Bobby Singh (Circle of Rhythm, Jeff Lang, The Bird) . The band will be presenting new compositions by Evans’ exploring intersections between jazz and Indian music, as well as music composed by the various band members. Expect strong grooves, exciting improvisational exchanges and moments of meditative calm.

“This saxophonist [Sandy Evans] surely ranks as one of the best contemporary composers/musicians anywhere.” All About Jazz

“Bobby Singh simply blew everyone away with his playing…” Revolver

“The Sirens are one of Sydney’s – if not Australia’s – treasures.” AustralianJazz.net

Sandy Evans saxophones
Bobby Singh tabla
Ellen Kirkwood trumpet
Zela Margossian piano
Jessica Dunn double bass
Ali Foster drum kit

CD LAUNCH: ROCKPOOLMIRROR

Saturday 15 July, 9pm (or 8pm for RockPoolMirror Duets)
Seymour Centre
GA $38, SIMA Member/Concession $32 Student $25
Book now: https://boxoffice.seymourcentre.com/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=142404
Seymour Centre +612 93517940

Composed and led by Sandy Evans (OAM), RockPoolMirror brings together six of Australia’s leading contemporary improvisers in a musical response to Belinda Webster’s stunning photographs of the Shoalhaven Gorge, NSW. These images travel an evocative journey, from the tranquility of rock formations reflected in still water at dawn, to the darkness of chasms and abysses, at times even revealing surreal, life-like rock warriors. Photographer Belinda Webster is best known as founding director of Tall Poppies Records. Her narrative gorge images will be projected at this concert, and brought to life by saxophonist and composer Sandy and some of her long-time collaborators. This performance is a rare opportunity to witness the deep musical bonds that these accomplished improvisers have established through their rich history of collaboration.

SANDY EVANS saxophone
ADRIAN SHERRIFF bass trombone
SATSUKI ODAMURA koto
JESS DUNN bass
BOBBY SINGH tabla
ALON ILSAR airsticks, drums

ROCKPOOLMIRROR DUETS (8pm) In this aperitif to the RockPoolMirror CD Launch, artists from the project perform intimate groupings drawn from their interplay in the album. With Satsuki Odamura on 13-stringed koto, Adrian Sherriff surprising with his breadth and agility on bass trombone, and internationally renowned saxophonist Sandy Evans (OAM), the RockPoolMirror Duets promise to be a must-see, must-hear for lovers of improvised music.

SATSUKI ODAMURA koto ADRIAN SHERRIFF bass trombone SANDY EVANS saxophones

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