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May 2021

Ahimsa – Meditations on Ghandi

May 6 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Fitters’ Workshop, Printers Way
Kingston, ACT 2604 Australia
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$60 – $65
hands covered in colour

Created and directed by Sandy Evans 150 years after Gandhi’s birth, Ahimsa fuses jazz, Hindustani and Carnatic chant with contemporary electronic sounds. Each of the movements is a musical response to a fundamental idea from Gandhi’s writings on Ahimsa (non-violence), translated into Sanskrit by Chris Whiteman and Vasudevacharya, and sung by the charismatic Sriranganathan.

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Masterclass: Sandy Evans

May 7 @ 4:30 pm5:30 pm
ANU School of Music, Big Band Room, Australian National University ACT 2600 + Google Map
FREE
Sandy Evens photo by Karen Steains

Multi-skilled, immensely versatile and ever dedicated, Sandy Evans is one of the great dames of Australian jazz. Here Sandy interacts with the youngest generation of improvising musicians.

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Sandy Evans Trio

May 7 @ 9:00 pm10:00 pm
Verity Lane Market, 50 Northbourne Avenue
Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia
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$15 – $30
Sandy Evans with Brett Hirst and Toby Hall

One of Australia’s great jazz luminaries, with a reputation for fearless collaborations and monumental projects, Sandy Evans crowns the Sessions@Verity series by returning to her roots in a straight trio set. Pure unbridled music making.

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August 2021

The catholics 30th anniversary

August 11 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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Early and late show
Jazz Lab, Melbourne, 27 Leslie St
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$45
The catholics band 30 years on

Formed by bassist and composer Lloyd Swanton in 1991, The catholics are a distinct and much-loved ensemble which has built up a body of beautifully crafted work taking in various African, Caribbean, Latin and Eastern influences, with their performances blending exuberance and joy with tough jazz blowing. This tour celebrates that incredible 3 decade legacy

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The catholics 30th anniversary

August 11 @ 9:00 pm10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Early and late show
Jazz Lab, Melbourne, 27 Leslie St
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$45
The catholics band 30 years on

Formed by bassist and composer Lloyd Swanton in 1991, The catholics are a distinct and much-loved ensemble which has built up a body of beautifully crafted work taking in various African, Caribbean, Latin and Eastern influences, with their performances blending exuberance and joy with tough jazz blowing. This tour celebrates that incredible 3 decade legacy

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Postcards from the Anthropocene

August 16 @ 6:30 pm9:30 pm
$27 – $47
Sandy Evans Promotional tile for Postcards from the Antropocene

Postcards from the Anthropocene is presented as part of the WinterJazzFest Freedom Jazz Dance series | In December 2019, Sydney was enveloped in a thick blanket of smoky haze. It was on one of the worst days for bushfire smoke that Sandy Evans, Adam Hulburt and Hamish Stuart recorded this series of improvisations at UNSW reflecting on photographs they had taken during the preceding period of crisis and devastation. This music is offered as a protest against environmental destruction and climate change. The themes Mirage, Embers, Inferno, Skyline, Resistance and Aftermath inform these improvisations and reflections. The results are stunning- traversing ambient soundscapes, spacious grooves, troubled cries, dissonances resolution, surprise, peaceful reflection and even humour. It is not often that a project can genuinely speak of ‘original sounds’ but this is one such project. | Sandy Evans, Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Suling, Flax | Hamish Stuart, Drums | Adam Hulbert, Euroback modular synthesiser with theremin and wind controller.

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November 2021

The catholics at Foundry 616

November 6 @ 8:30 pm10:00 pm
$35 – $69
The catholics posing as a group

We’re welcoming two special guests on the night. Percussionist Adem Yilmaz wowed everybody at our May concert with his exquisite middle Eastern textures and tonalities and we’re delighted to have him back so soon. And on guitar, we are welcoming back one of the brightest and most imaginative young talents in the country, Nick Mielczarek. This will be the first time ever for this particular iteration, and amazingly beautiful music is sure to result. Don’t miss it (and don’t forget…

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Behind the Minds of Ellen Kirkwood’s – [A]part – ONLINE

November 15 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until 16 November 2021

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FREE
Ellen Kirkwood, seated, holding trumpet

“This is a major accomplishment for big band jazz in this country. The writing is superb on this enthralling, entertaining exploration of old and new sounds.” – Eric Myers

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Behind the Minds of Ellen Kirkwood’s – [A]part – ONLINE

November 16 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until 16 November 2021

Online Australia + Google Map
FREE
Ellen Kirkwood, seated, holding trumpet

“This is a major accomplishment for big band jazz in this country. The writing is superb on this enthralling, entertaining exploration of old and new sounds.” – Eric Myers

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Evans/Odamura/Elphick

November 19 @ 8:00 pm11:00 pm
$59 – $69
Sandy Evans, Steve Elphick, Satsuko Odamura concert Sydney International Womens Jazz Festival

“It began with all three musicians playing Tibetan singing bowls, a sound that did not just fill the air, but seemed to make each molecule glisten.” – THE MUSIC Australia’s most influential saxophonist, Dr Sandy Evans joins Master koto player Satsuki Odamura and ARIA-Award winning bassist Steve Elphick for a breath-taking performance at the Sydney Opera House. Having paved the way for female jazz musicians here at home and abroad, Sandy Evans’s work exploring intercultural music is impressive. Satsuki Odamura…

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