A Jazzamanca 2021 Festival Event. Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre.
Louise Denson is an accomplished pianist and composer, recently arrived in Hobart after 20 years teaching, writing and performing in Brisbane.
Louise has played in Canada, USA, Europe, UK and across Australia in her own and other’s ensembles and her compositions feature beautiful melodies, rich harmony and happening grooves. Louise has released seven CDs, with her 2021 release, Nova Nova, receiving a 4-star review in The Weekend Australian. Her work in the Jazz and Classical genres has been recorded by both Australian and American artists including multi-Downbeat poll-winning trombonist Bill Watrous, and celebrated Tasmanian vocalist, Elly Hoyt.
Louise’s most recent commission was for the official 250th anniversary commemorations of the landing of Captain James Cook and HMB Endeavour in Cooktown, FN Queensland. Cooktown Cantata is a 60-minute work for three voices and six-piece ensemble, weaving together jazz, classical, folk and latin influences. It was performed in Brisbane and Cooktown in June 2021, to great acclaim.
In the company of Hamish Houston (bass) and Tom Robb (drums), Louise will be playing her original compositions ranging from Bill Evans influenced waltzes to lively choros and sambas. This special performance features the world premiere of several of these works. Don’t miss it!
PERFORMANCE | SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSION :
Sunday 7 November 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm
This performance is included in the SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSION Ticket : $44 (inc BF)