Thursday, 11 October 2012 21:00

The Monday Club + What It Is

Sandy Evans and Tony Gorman Sandy Evans and Tony Gorman

Two ensembles from the home of Sandy Evans and Tony Gorman - and it's Tony's birthday!

The Monday Club

The amazing improvising ensemble convened by Tony every Monday.  The topic of choice is free improvisation and happily the participants like listening as much as playing.  The pieces are open fields on which ideas gently intertwine into fascinating sound worlds.

Tony Gorman : alto clarinet
Mary Rapp : cello
Stephen Morley : horn
Boyd : contrabass clarinet

What It Is

Three friends with a passion for creative dialogue through music

Neville Whitehead - SASE Bass.
Neville has played with Charlie Munro, Jean Luc Ponty and Sugarcane Harris, Keith Tippett, Gary Burton, Dusty Springfeild, Shirley Bassey, Tony Bennett, Nucleus, Sun Tredder, Caparius and Soft Machine. 
He has played before the Queen, Spike Milligan and Peter Ustinov to drop but a few names.

Greg Johns - Drums.
A diverse experience over a quarter century has given Greg a broad palette for his musical expression. 
From Jazz, African, Latin, Rock and commercial environments Greg’s stints within these genre’s and beyond perfectly suit the open improvisational expression of What It Is.

Sandy Evans
Sandy is well known for her work with the Sandy Evans Trio and Sextet, The catholics, the Australian Art Orchestra, MARA! Ten Part Invention, Bobby Singh, austraLYSIS,  SNAP, Waratah, GEST8 and Kim Sanders. Sandy has won many Awards including an OAM, AIR Best Independent Jazz Record 2011, Australian Jazz Musician of The Year 2003, and 3 ARIAs.