Category Archives: Coming Up

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 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.


Saturday 15 July, 9pm (or 8pm for RockPoolMirror Duets)
Seymour Centre
GA $38, SIMA Member/Concession $32 Student $25
Book now:
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
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.


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