Featuring Carl Dewhurst and Simon Barker, Showa 44 utilise tuned metallic resonances, rhythmic densities and spontaneous invention via electric guitar and percussion to manifest compelling and evocative soundscapes.
Showa 44 are increasingly becoming recognized as one of Australia’s foremost creative ensembles. they say:
Its been a long time since our last outing as Showa 44 but well worth the wait as we finally have the opportunity to perform at Colbourne Ave.
It's the perfect environment both aesthetically and acoustically for us to present some of our more ambient work.
If you haven't been along to this venue before its $20/$10 on the door and you can BYO whatever you like to eat or drink. You can buy things there too.
Anyway we really hope you can make it along as we revisit some of the resonances from our last CD "Orneon"
Mark Lau will be back from New York for a couple of weeks - and for this one night he has brought together three old friends, three of sydney's best free improvisers.
Old Standards ==> New Measures
Four improvisers who are dedicated to moving thru familiar jazz standard tunes in a fresh and unique way...
Everybody loves Matt, and the synergy he has developed with Jono Brown and Simon Barker over a decady is astounding. They will play pieces from their 13 year history and some brand new ones too.
Of their cd "Ellipsis" John Shand said in the Sydney Morning Herald:
"McMahon's playing is ravishing ... The recording quality is excellent and the music is as good as any current piano-trio jazz"
Wow, exciting! A screening of Emma Franz's documentary about Simon Barker's incredible journey to the heart of South Korea's drumming tradition, Intangible Asset No 82. Followed by a solo performance by Simon, Q & A with Emma, plus a set by Jim Denley / Mike Majkowski.
This event is presented in conjunction with the Sydney Improvised Music Association - the film will start at 7pm and the cost is $25/$15, and you can actually book tickets! check the SIMA website for more info : http://www.sima.org.au
A fundraiser for their ABC Melbourne recording, playing a mix of originals, jazz standards, and jewish tunes.
You've probably seen Leonie accompanying David Campbell, Christa Hughes, or Edwina Blush. This trio have been playing together for nearly ten years and are about to record their second album for the ABC.
“Cohen’s own playing is spacious and lyrical whether soloing or in support. The music is seductive and melodic and the solos are often exquisite.”
Dave Curry - Canberra Times
The first program for 2002 featured four Sydney Jazz ensembles of very differing styles and concepts. There was a guitar/piano duet, a jazz electronica trio, an acoustic quartet, and an electric jazz quartet.
Band of 5 Names
Nick Bowd Group
Jeremy Sawkins Project
Sean Wayland Duo
The perfectly controlled tones of these four musicians were largely responsible for our decision to run Colbourne Ave as a venue every week. They play once a year. This event actually covers three years, including the Feb 2009 concert with projections from nature.
cnr Colbourne Ave and St Johns Road, Glebe ( google map )
Thursdays from 8pm
anything you like - dinner, snacks, beverages, friends (glasses provided).
$20 / $10 concession for all concerts
Comfortable lounges, candlelight, all ages welcome.
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