13 December MWIJF Festival Quintet

Sunday Dec 13 8pm Bennetts Lane Jazz Lab $20/15/12

Purchase tickets online or at the door

Festival Quintet feat. Sandy Evans, Angela Davis, Andrea Keller, Tamara Murphy and Sonja Horbelt

Since 2000, the MWIJF seeks each year to form a group of leading female musicians to perform and promote their own original material, and those of other female artists.  Past members have included Nadje Noordhuis, Felicity Provan, Froy Agre, Shannon Barnett, Monique DiMattina and Fiona Burnett.

This year features the extraordinary Sandy Evans on tenor sax and recently returned from the US alto saxophonist Angela Davis, with award winning andrea Keller on piano, in demand Tamara Murphy on bass and Sonja Horbelt on drums.

12 December – Kapture in Newcastle

Sandy Evans‘Kapture is a masterfully performed fusion of jazz and Indian classical musics’ Joseph Cummins,


Five of Australia’s leading jazz and Indian musicians present KAPTURE, a moving musical tribute to South African freedom fighter, Ahmed Kathrada (Nelson Mandela’s cell mate), as recorded on their acclaimed Rufus Records CD. The music was developed through collaboration with renowned choreographer Liz Lea.

‘Bobby Singh’s tabla and the wordless singing of Sarangan Sriranganathan in glorious symbiosis.’ Tony Hillier, The Australian

Don’t miss this extraordinary event where you can hear legendary tabla maestro Bobby Singh, transcendent vocalist Sarangan Sriranganathan, passionate saxophonist Sandy Evans, and the lively and imaginative rhythm section of Brett Hirst and Toby Hall.

Purchase the CD: www.rufusrecords.com.au

Contact for more info: 0422 987 581

Saturday 7 November – Koto Revolution in Glebe

I’d love to see you at this very special Koto concert with Satsuki Odamura at Glebe Town Hall.

A special feature of this concert is that two of my Con composition students (Mimi Kind and Josh McNulty) are having compositions premiered by Satsuki’s Koto ensemble. We are also playing Tony Gorman’s GEST8 piece ‘Whistling at Dinner’.

Sunday 8 November – austraLYSIS

Microstructures constitute the world. They are often repeat at larger and larger scales, and this feature is shared broadly with much music and real-time visual art. In electroacoustic music, micro-sound, embodying the technique of granular synthesis, is now a classic approach, and has become a virtually universal component of the music. This concert will focus on new and classic works which involve the use of micro-structural elements to make the musical form; and which also focus on relationships with structures to be found in our physical and biological environment.

The concert features shakuhachi virtuoso Riley Lee as our special guest. Riley will perform the idealistic American classic of his instrument, The Universal Flute, by pioneer Henry Cowell; and a work written for and premiered by him earlier this year, Roger Dean’s Feburary’s Pitches. Riley will also join members of austraLYSIS in an improvised piece. The concert also celebrates the Tall Poppies Records release in September of austraLYSIS’ latest cd History goes Everywhere, by presenting remixes of the worlds of the Blue Bus, and of Louis Couperin. A new electro acoustic piece by Daniel Blinkhorn reflects his encounter with the Masai, in Kenya, and his vocal sounds piece Voix sous (terra subfonica) complements a new work by Smith and Dean, Scaling the Voices, both exploring the physical nature of the vocal tract through its sounds. The concert is completed by two works from the Canadian electroacoustic community, by Sarah Peebles and Andra McCartney.

Performers: Riley Lee (shakuhachi); Roger Dean (Director; piano, computers); Sandy Evans (saxophones); Phil Slater (trumpet); Haze Smith (texts); Greg White (computers, sound projection).

Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased in advance at New Music Network.

Sunday 6 September – Mantratonic at Sydney Sacred Music Festival

MantratonicMantratonic- Sandy Evans, Bobby Singh, Brett Hirst, Sarangan Sriranganathan perform Freedom in Wentworth Falls for Sydney Sacred Music Festival.

Concert from 4-6 pm
Doors open at 3:30pm

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This concert featuring leading Australian jazz and Indian musicians and  is a musical tribute for South African freedom fighter Ahmed Kathrada

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Tenor and soprano saxophone, composer