‘The bass clarinet is perfect in combination with soprano saxophone. With these two, you can do everything. I play other instruments but they are my favourites.’
A kind of serendipity has been at work to bring Dresser in touch with the Australian musicians he’ll be playing with at Wangaratta.
‘the jazz and classical stylistic elements have been something to consider carefully. We’ve written music that is by no means easy – particularly the rhythmical aspects, so it needs players with both great reading chops and a solid understanding of feel’
Throughout the entire evening the trio communicated in a common language, no matter what ‘genre’ or ‘style’ they were traversing.
‘This innovative band continues to leave audiences dancing out of their gigs…’
…a performance full of twisting improvisations and complex rhythms.
The Freedman Jazz Fellowships provide Sydney audiences with a mini-festival each year that features music by artists hoping to bring their exciting projects to life. We talked to the 2012 finalists about their projects and what the Freedman means to them and to the broader jazz scene in Australia.
Kynan Robinson’s composition ‘Solo in Red’ is being performed at the 2012 Melbourne Writers Festival. Read Festival Director Steve Grimwade’s insights into why he likes to program events combining text and music.
In 2012, the Australian musician(s) selected to participate at Tokyo Jazz will be decided through an open call. Deadline: Sunday 17 June!
With both Bernie McGann and Andrea Keller playing tonight at separate gigs, as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, this seemed like a good video to share on a Friday!