Sunday, May 29, 2005

Upcoming Sydney performance - new project

Coming up soon is the debut of my latest Sydney-based jazz project. It's a trio with bassist Ben Waples and, in a brand new collaboration, an exciting young drummer on the scene, James Hauptmann. It will also be my debut at Sydney's new jazz venue and SIMA home, the Sound Lounge at the Seymour Centre.

Date: Saturday June 11
Time: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Place: The Sound Lounge at the Seymour Centre, cnr. City Rd & Cleveland St, Chippendale. (Box Office 9351 7940)
Admission: $14, $11 students, jazzgroove members, $10 sima members. (Plus booking fee)

This new project will be in some ways a development of the Keeping the Standards trio project, but this time though still not originals it will not really be "standards" either as I plan to interpret tunes not usually identified as jazz standards, in particular by 60s and 70s songwriters such as James Taylor, Simon & Garfunklel, Roberta Flack, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Webb, Henry Mancini, Lennon/McCartney. I also plan to focus exclusively on lyrical, introspective pieces (although it often builds in the improvising) so that this special project has an overall consistent conceptual mood. In the few days following this performance we will record the concept for broadcast and eventual CD release at the ABC's Sydney studios.


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