WollCon teams up with Wollongong City Libraries to present a show all the way from Germany
The Shannon Barnett Quartet are performing a limited number of shows in Australia. Led by Shannon Barnett (Trombone) the band is made up of David Helm (Bass), Fabian Arends (Drums) and Stefan Karl Schmid (Tenor Saxophone).
Together they have released three albums (Hype, Bad Lover and Alive at Loft) and have toured throughout Europe and Australia. Predominantly playing Barnett’s compositions, audiences can expect German precision mixed with Australian humour and a great deal of exciting musical interaction in between.
The WollCon Jazz Quintet will also play a set during this FREE concert at Thirroul Library.
About Shannon Barnett
Shannon was born and raised in Victoria where she established herself in the Australian music scene through her work with artists including The Vampires, The Bamboos and the Black Arm Band. After a stint in New York, she moved to Cologne, Germany to take up a position with the WDR Big Band and quickly became a valued part of the German jazz scene.
During her tenure with the band she had the opportunity to work with musicians and composers including Ron Carter, Maria Schneider, Vince Mendoza, Maceo Parker, Jimmy Heath and Jacob Collier.
In 2020 she received the WDR Jazz Prize for Improvisation and in 2022 the German Jazz Prize in the brass instrument category. Upon moving to Cologne in 2014, Shannon also began performing in the scene outside of the big band, soon crossing paths with David Helm, Fabian Arends and Stefan Karl Schmid and subsequently forming this quartet.
Date: Sunday 29th October from 2pm
Where: Thirroul Library (352-358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul)
ENTRY: FREE – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
We also thank the Goethe Institut and Wollongong Library.