“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
The Tim Clarkson Trio is an intimate band with bite to their playing. They bring together elements of music often at odds with each other: their compositions can be rhythmically and melodically intricate, but in spite of this a sense of groove, melodicism and quirky playfulness permeates the band. With a sense of space and occasion, it is music that gets both the head and the heart, not one at expense of the other.
Tim has a unique approach to saxophone-bass-drum trio which shares roles, often turning elements of the music on their head, with bass and drums often at the forefront. Audiences are always delighted and surprised at their musical twists and turns, and the stories they weave. They have been playing together for a decade, toured nationally and their 2013 album “Land of Free Men” has been heavily featured on ABC Radio.
Barney Wakeford Trio featuring Cam Reid
playing works, among others, by Bud Powell, Mulgrew Miller, Duke Jordan, Bill Evans,
and with special guest Alexandru Bota performing an adaption of The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams and The Peacocks by Jimmy Rowles.
“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
Autumn in New York
Barney spent three months in NYC last year. He listened, he learnt, he composed. With his trio, he'll play some of each. And tell some stories, probably.
Tim Winton writes There's no sweeter feeling than falling.
Hear a trio breathing as one, free falling & soaring, led by unique pianist & composer Barney Wakeford, & later with special guest saxophonist Spike Mason from south of the border sitting in.
Come farewell everyone's favourite beaming drummer Cam Reid before he heads overseas, and cheer him on with the NIC JEFFERRIES QUARTET, with Jono Brown on bass and Tim Fisher on Piano.
“... this guys KNOWS WHERE IT’S AT!” Kurt Elling, Grammy Award winning Jazz Vocalist
“Nic has that natural groove that draws the audience into a song, to hear Nic is to feel good!” James Morrison, 2012
“... one of a select few who’s path to serious recognition throughout Australia as a highly respected Artist is ASSURED!” Peter March, FM99.3
“Steven Barry, a young New Zealander, has brought his dazzling skills as a pianist and composer to Sydney. He shrugged aside cliche, deployed scintillating articulation, and gave his colleagues such ingenious raw material as the Bartok-inspired Clusters. Boneham's solos were a lesson in how vigour may be harnessed to sensitivity, while Firth layered rhythmic puzzles into the grooves without rendering them academic, and soloed with panache...” John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
Steve Barry crossed the ditch in early 2009 and has quickly become one of Sydney’s most sought-after pianists, having worked with many prominent Australasian and international artists including John Hollenbeck (USA), Theo Bleckmann (USA), George Coleman Jr. (USA), Arun Luthra (USA), Tricia Evy (FRA) and the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra.
Joined by the heavyweight rhythm section of Alex Boneham on bass and the incredibly sympathetic Cam Reid on drums, the Steve Barry Trio focuses on lyrical melodies, deep grooves and group interaction, and demonstrates a unique collective rapport.
Steve Barry (piano) Alex Boneham (bass) Cameron Reid (drums)
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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