Internationally renowned saxophonist and composer Sandy Evans OAM is one of the true legends Australian Jazz. The recipient of too many Awards to mention (most recently a Churchill Fellowship), Sandy is a composing member of the Australian Art Orchestra, The Catholics, The MARA! Band, and has been integrating her PhD studies of Indian classical music into her ever-broadening palette of musical invention.
Sandy has invited special guests and fellow saxophonist-composers Jeremy Rose and Tim Clarkson to join her in an improvised suite of music, combining and re-combining in solo, duo and trio. With the breadth of musical experience of these three musicians, it’s sure to be a sonic adventure with a lush palette.
Jeremy Rose’s composition and studies bridges Reggae to Norwegian Folk melodies, music of the Balkans and Cuba and jazz. An outstanding improviser and composer, he was a finalist in the Freedman Jazz Awards in 2012 and 2013.
Tim Clarkson is a multi-instrumentalist bandleader and composer and multi-instrumentalist who’s unique compositional voice is influenced by the classical and folk music he grew up with and the polytonal directions of modern New York jazz. He has written for large and small ensembles through to full jazz orchestra and has released three albums as bandleader.
“The stars seem to have aligned themselves… His playing achieves an aim of “stillness” in the air that is certainly evident.” 4/5 stars – Peter Wockner, Jazz and Beyond
“So Alex Boneham’s bass and Cameron Reid’s drums are very much equal voices with Clarkson’s tenor saxophone, which often twists itself into the knotty rhythms rather than flying above them; rhythms made even more sinewy by Boneham’s singular vigour”. 3.5 /5 stars – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald