Is it a bird? is it a plane? No! It’s the MaxMantis Clan!
Three Superheroes united under the banner of the praying mantis, continuously defending their wild-west style world against villains such as the Redback Bandits: Black spiders on horseback, or The Moth Hunters: a group of crazed Moths with no loyalties.
When things become dicey the allies are at hand, allies such as The Power Hen: a mutated giant hen that can be called to aid using a jingle- which brings us to the right topic.
Behind the three heroes Jeff Mantis, Rex Mantis, and Bob Mantis are the three Swiss jazz musicians Lukas Gernet (p), Rafael Jerjen (b) and Samuel Bu ttiker (dr). Three unique high-calibre musicians, that through their performance of musical themes, jingles and free improvisation tell the ongoing stories surrounding the MaxMantis Clan; in other words Marvel meets DC meets Jazz.
Every hero, every ally and every villain, has their own melody which acts as a catalyst to create music in the moment.
Energy, joy and group interaction are certainly key words that describe how the trio morphs the disciplines of free and structured jazz into their own breed of music that is flexible and free yet still unified and purely unique.
8-10pm Thursday November 9th
Location: The Music Lounge, Town Hall, Wollongong
Tickets Prices: $15 / $25 / $30
This is a Jazz Series event.