A JAZZAMANCA Event
All four players have a strong sense of tradition and history but are equally known for having one foot firmly planted towards the future.
Individually they have worked with some of the greatest musicians in the world: Coleman Hawkins, Pharoah Sanders, Hugh Masekala, Ian Moss, Yusef Lateef, Hermeto Pascoal, Charlie Haden, Michael Brecker, Don Walker.
New Zealand born pianist/composer Mike Nock (ONZM) is one of the acknowledged masters of jazz in Australasia. Based in Sydney since 1986, he previously spent 25 years in the USA. He is a recipient of the Don Banks Music Award and in inductee of the Australian Jazz Bell Awards Hall of Fame. Mike has released a plethora of critically acclaimed albums under his own name on many international labels including his own label FWM.
Jonathan Zwartz (also originally from NZ) and Sydney native Hamish Stuart form one of Australia’s great musical partnerships. For 30 years they have run the Starfish Club together along Sydney’s eastern beaches and are the first-call rhythm section for a who’s-who of the Australian music industry and international touring acts. Their simpatico and hook-up is legendary. Zwartz’ own albums regularly top best-seller lists and have won numerous awards including an ARIA, an AIR Award and a handful of Australian Jazz Bell Awards.
Melbourne saxophonist Julien Wilson has been awarded almost every major accolade in Australian jazz, including the National Jazz Award, The Freedman Fellowship for Jazz, an APRA/ AMCOS Art Music Award, and a “Bell” Award for Australian Jazz Musician of the Year. Since the mid-’90s he has maintained strong relationships with many Sydney musicians and regularly performs there.
Saturday 29 February 2020
Doors Open @ 8:30pm | Performance 9:00pm – 10:00pm
General Admission $24 (+BF)
Image Courtesy of the band.
Poster Design by Nicole Robson.