HERE&NOW is a new presentation from the WollCon Jazz Series celebrating the cutting-edge; four nights of state-of-the-art, original music featuring the most exciting young musicians on the improvised music scene.
7:30pm – Turismo
Tourismo is a distinctive modern jazz outfit co-led by recent National Jazz Award winners, pianist Matthew Thomson and drummer Alex Hirlian. All five members hail from Sydney’s prestigious Sydney Conservatorium of Music and are accomplished musicians in their own right.
The band draws heavily from artists such as Ben Wendel, Gerald Clayton, Robert Glasper and Kendrick Scott. Their cutting-edge compositions are rhythmically and harmonically driven, incorporating profound and memorable melodies, fused within complex odd-time signatures. Tourismo plans to record their first album through ABC Jazz in late 2022.
9pm – Delay 45
“A bold new chapter in Australian jazz.”
Delay 45 is a jazz and improvisation quartet with a penchant for bold, expressive works. Their fluid approach between composition and improvisation places musical conversation and connection at the centrepiece of performance.
Led by 2022 Freedman Fellowship winning trumpeter/composer Tom Avgenicos and featuring close collaborators Roshan Kumarage (piano), Dave Quinn (bass) and Ashley Stoneham (drums), they have built a reputation as one of the most outstanding ensembles to emerge in recent years. They have toured internationally and nationally and have performed at Australia’s most prestigious concert venues including The Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Centre and Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).
They have released two critically acclaimed albums, with their latest release “Flux” cited as “a giant step forward” – (Rhythms Magazine). They have also ventured in multidisciplinary practice with a short film release “Flux: Short Film”.
TWO SHOWS: 7:30pm and 9pm – Thursday 20th October
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