8.30pm Friday 10 November, Foundry 616
8.30pm Saturday 11 November, Foundry 616
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Celebrating 40 years in music, three-time Grammy Award winning
drummer, composer and educator, Terri started her professional
career at ten years old. Featured as a “kid wonder” in publications
such as People and Modern Drummer, Terri received a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music. Throughout her extensive touring and recording career, she has worked with luminaries such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Cassandra Wilson, Dianne Reeves, James Moody, Pharoah Sanders, David Murray, John Scofield, Esperanza Spalding, Yellowjackets, and countless others. In 2005, Carrington returned to her hometown where she was appointed professor at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music. She currently holds the position of Zildjian Chair in Performance, Berklee Global Jazz Institute.
In 2013, Terri Lyne Carrington made history when she became the first woman to win a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, for Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue. To date, Terri has released eight albums, most recently The Mosaic Project: LOVE and SOUL. This is the second album from Terri’s female musician–based Mosaic Project, founded to celebrate “the artistry of many women I had worked with… women that were close friends and musical partners.” This will be an electrifying opportunity to witness this ground-breaking, living jazz legend in Australia.
TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON drummer, percussionist, composer
SANDY EVANS saxophone BEN HAUPTMANN guitar
ARON OTTIGNON piano JONATHAN ZWARTZ bass
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Saturday 21 October, 2017
City Recital Hall
2017 marks Taikoz’s 20th year of incredible music making and performance. To celebrate this outstanding achievement, Australia’s internationally acclaimed drumming ensemble presents a spectacular evening of music and movement.
20: Land-Sea-Sky-Home sees Taikoz perform a wide range of music for taiko, percussion and voice, along with the sublime artistry of Riley Lee (shakuhachi) and Sandy Evans (saxophone), and beguiling movement choreographed by Tai Chi master Chongwei Zhang. This concert also features Claudia Wherry, an outstanding undergraduate music student from UNSW who is currently Taikoz’s Young Artist in Residence.
Sandy Evans writes: ‘It is a great honour to have been commissioned to write ‘Sky, Let the Rain Fall’ in celebration of Taikoz’s 20th Anniversary. I am deeply inspired by the constant creativity, artistic excellence, depth, integrity and innovation in intercultural collaboration, of Ian Cleworth and this vibrant community. The work for taiko drums, saxophone, shakuhachi and 2 sixxen (microtonal metallophones designed by Iannis Xenakis) comprises one of the most interesting sound worlds a composer could hope for! Listen to the combination of taiko drums and sixxen in the section recorded at rehearsal last week. My composition is inspired by the poem ‘Lonely Guest’ by refugee poet and musician Mohsen Soltani Zand. I am appalled by Australia’s inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and welcome the opportunity to express my support for asylum seekers in this work. I am also performing Ian’s beautiful composition ‘Clouds Wander’.