Thursday 30 April – Foundry616

“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.

Saturday 28 March – Sandy Evans, Tony Gorman, Bobby Singh and Sandy Evans Trio

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