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‘Homage to Sonny Rollins’ with the Phil Bywater Three | JAZZAMANCA 2021 FESTIVAL

A Jazzamanca 2021 Festival Event. Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre.

Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Phil Bywater was born and raised in Hobart and has recently returned after 30 years in Melbourne.

He has toured extensively around Australia and overseas, performing and recording with his own ensembles: the minimalist jazz Fallingwater Trio, world jazz/funk group Phil Bywater’s Buried Treasure, and Fela Kuti tribute Big Fela Afrobeat Orchestra. He has also worked as a long time bandleader with indigenous reggae legend Bart Willoughby, Irish vocalist Camille Sullivan, Deline Briscoe, and played with a host of Australia’s finest jazz, reggae and rock performers including Ted Vining, Bob Sedergreen and Ross Hannaford.

Tonight’s performance is the debut of a new ensemble, featuring national living treasure Ted Vining on drums and local star Hamish Houston on bass, to celebrate the music of saxophone icon Sonny Rollins.

Bywater says “To play Sonny Rollins’ music is such an honour, one of the greatest ever saxophone players, who has such a beautiful melodic sense, such rhythmic energy and such a rich sense of humour!”

Sunday 7 November 2021
7:00pm – 8:00pm

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This performance is included in the SUNDAY NIGHT SESSION Ticket : $39 (inc BF)


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