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The Andrew Dickeson Quintet

Known for his crisp, hard-swinging style, Andrew Dickeson has been one of the foremost drummers on the Australian jazz scene for more than 25 years. He played and studied in Australia before spending time in New York playing and studying with jazz legends Art Taylor, Vernel Fournier and more recently Michael Carvin.

He has worked with many American Jazz stars such as Johnny Griffin, Junior Cook, Lee Konitz, Branford Marsalis and Kirk Lightsey, as well as practically everyone in the Australian scene.

He appears on around 100 CDs and is in constant demand in Australia and overseas.

Andrew has recently released his long-awaited CD called Weaver of Dreams, which is receiving outstanding reviews and accolades.

Andrew Dickeson’s quintet is a true all-star aggregation – with several winners of the prestigious National Jazz Award and Bell Jazz Awards. It comprises Andrew Dickeson – leader/drums, Roger Manins – saxophone, Eamon McNelis – trumpet, Brendan Clarke – bass, and Steve Barry – piano.

The group has an identifiable sound – strong swinging grooves and interesting arrangements.

Andrew, Roger Manins, Brendan Clarke go back many years, and have had considerable experience together in Australia and abroad. Eamon McNelis and Steve Barry are rising stars who play with strength, personality and maturity far beyond their years. The combination is a formidable one.

The band’s vibe is joyous, energetic, exciting and, just as importantly, entertaining. Andrew says, ‘My aim is always to include the listener in our experience – through SWING – the universal rhythmic feeling that allows people to share the joy of life through music’.

‘We play a blend of classics from the Great American Songbook, tunes by Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon and Bobby Hutcherson, presenting exciting melodic, harmonic and rhythmic challenges, some beautiful poignant ballads.’

Dave Ades and Zac Hurren Quartet 

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Zac Hurren and Dave Ades

David Ades and Zac Hurren are two of Australia’s finest improvising saxophonists who bring together two generations of mastery of their instrument. Their music embodies the fiery and explosive possibilities of both the saxophone and the Australian persona. Together they create music of volcanic excitement and tender beauty through a profound musical rapport, a boundless sense of adventure and long-lasting friendship.

Dave Ades is considered one of this country’s finest saxophonists and has played with the cream of Australia’s musicians for more than 25 years. His live collaborations have included international luminaries such as Tony Malaby, Mark Helias, Gerald Cleaver, Joe Locke, Dr John, Arturo Sandoval and local legends such as Renee Geyer, Paul Grabowsky, Dale Barlow, Vince Jones and The Cat Empire.

Zac Hurren is a truly unique and virtuosic saxophonist, composer and improviser. In November 2009 Zac won the prestigious National Jazz Award confirming his growing reputation as one of Australia’s finest musicians. In September 2011 Zac’s group Elixir was awarded the ARIA for Best Jazz Album for their critically acclaimed First Seed Ripening.

This is a one-off, very special opportunity to see a unique jazz double bill at Bangalow Bowling Club. With the rhythmic, strong, swinging grooves of the Andrew Dickeson Quintet and the uniquely fiery jazz of the Dave Ades/Zac Hurren Quartet. Two exceptionally talented jazz groups made up of noteworthy musicians that are at the forefront of the Australian and international jazz scenes.

 

Tix: $20 conc / $20 (+bf) Pre / $25 Door

Available www.kupromotions.com.au and the venue.

Starts: 6.30pm

Find this and many other great gigs in Echonetdaily’s North Coast Gig Guide

 


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