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BLOW has been at the forefront
of the Australian Contemporary Jazz
since it’s inception as Musiikki Oy
during the early 1980’s.

[The name change necessary to avoid identity confusion when touring in Europe]

BLOW’s artistic vision is limitless and ever evolving, inspired by the moment, the place, the audience, the mood and the empathy shared by members of the ensemble. Exceptional improvisers who create a group sound that is uniquely BLOW.

TED VINING (drums, co-leader), a cornerstone of Aust Jazz, a drum colossus and cultural force for over half a century. Ted has toured with US Jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, George Cables, Nat Adderley, Clifford Jordan, Lee Konitz and Mark Murphy amongst others, and has recorded and performed at major International and Australian Festivals with the Brian Brown Quartet, Ted Vining Trio, Bernie McGann, Alan Lee Quartet, Don Burrows, David Tolley, Musiikki Oy and many others.

BOB SEDERGREEN (piano, keyboards), is acknowledged as a Living National Treasure. Along with his own Blues On The Boil and Art Attack he was a core member, along with Ted, of the iconic Brian Brown Quartet, and has been fundamental to the identity and popularity of the Ted Vining Trio for over four decades. Bob has also been the accompanist of choice for such Jazz luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Nat Adderley, Milt Jackson, Phil Woods, Ritchie Cole, blues legend Jimmy Witherspoon, and many more.

PETER HARPER (alto saxophone, co-leader), has been with BLOW since inception and has been a torch bearer for the avante garde on four continents, both as an instrumentalist and an inspirational composer. His searingly powerful sound manifests his longtime dedication to the practice of overtones and musical studies under Ratu Pandji, and the great English reedman Evan Parker. Peter has toured and recorded with Mulatu Astatke, Musiikki Oy, Tibetan Dixie, Australian Art Orchestra, Night Z [Holland, Belgium, Switzerland] and The Big One.

IAN DIXON (trumpet, flugelhorn), is another longtime member of BLOW joining in the late 1980’s remaining in the band even during 15 years based in London.

GARETH HILL (double bass), began playing music as a violinist aged eight, switching to bass to study with renowned U.S ex-pat Eric Ajaye in Canberra.. Gareth has toured and performed with Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls), with jazz greats Bernie McGann and Mark Levine.

Saturday 29 February 2020
Doors Open @ 2:30pm | Performance 3:00pm – 4:00pm

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General Admission $24 (+BF)

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JAZZAMANCA is proudly bought to you by Salamanca Arts Centre made possible only with the generous support of City of Hobart.

Poster Design by Nicole Robson.

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