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 – Godriguez
“Godriguez is adept at unleashing torrents of Dilla-esque musical genius”
“Godriguez plunges into sounds more surreal, with scratchy, distorted samples and almost industrial sounding instrumentals that shiver and boom.”
Widely regarded as one of the country’s best hip hop producers, Godriguez, the Alter-ego of guitarist Dave Rodriguez, has played with some of the biggest names in jazz and hip hop. Most well know for his work with Sampa The Great, Godriguez’s glitchy, off-kilter beats and eclectic soundscapes earned him support slots for Hip-Hop icon Kendrick Lamar and Neo-Soul darlings Hiatus Kaiyote to name a few.
In October 2017, He released the debut LP for his live band project GODTET which LNWY magazine hailed as “…one of the most important contemporary jazz releases to come out of Australia in a long time.”
For this rare solo live performance, Godriguez will show off his sampling genius and virtuoso guitar playing to create dreamy soundscapes and cascading musical textures.
9pm – Freyja Garbett Trio
Freyja Garbett’s compositions are a spectacular, immersive waltz through rich jazz laden soundscapes. A graduate of Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, Freyja has refined an electro-acoustic approach to jazz composition and improvisation. Joined by Maximillian Alduca on double bass and Tully Ryan on drums, each member of the trio have the freedom to drastically manipulate the arrangements of the music live on stage, therefore creating fresh musical textures each time they perform.
Now living in Austinmer, Garbett is currently performing and working as a session musician, composer and producer on piano and synthesisers with a range of artists including but not limited to Matt Keegan, Matthew Ottignon (Mr Ott), Touch Sensitive, Miiesha, Elizabeth Manfredi, Alphamama, Liyah Knight and Stella Donnell.
In 2017 she was commissioned by SIMA and APRA AMCOS to compose an extended work for a ten-piece jazz ensemble which resulted in ‘Bulga’; a multi-movement suite which heavily utilizes synthesisers, FX and a range of studio techniques to manipulate the band’s recorded improvisations. Garbett’s debut album ‘Maya’ was released on Art as Catharsis Records in November 2019 featured an all-star septet.
TWO SHOWS: 7:30pm and 9pm – Thursday 3rd November
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