SIMA presents the Jazz:NOW Summer Festival featuring;
Asteroid Ekosystem + Ilex
‘This is one mighty sonic trip that paints colourful pictures in the mind’ - Loudmouth Magazine
The brainchild of shape-shifting pianist Alister Spence, Asteroid Ekosystem is a supergroup for the 21st century featuring pioneering guitarist Ed Kuepper - The Saints, Laughing Clowns), and legendary bassist Lloyd Swanton - The Necks).
With the spontaneity of jazz, the instrumentation and dynamism of rock, and futuristic explorations resembling psychedelic – Asteroid Ekosystem is a progressive musical statement that can’t be restricted by genres or labels.
Opening the night will be ilex - the solo percussion and electronics project from local Holly Conner. Sets feature live and rhythmic drumming, experimental tracks; and beautiful, percussive sound-worlds - music designed to transport and spark the imagination.
Alister Spence -Piano
Ed Kuepper - Guitar
Lloyd Swanton - Bass
Toby Hall – Drum
Holly Connor – Drums & Production
SIMA would like to thank the City of Sydney, Create NSW, Live Music Australia and Australia Council for the arts for their generous funding towards the Jazz:NOW Summer Festival program.
Covid Safety: https://sima.org.au/covid-safe-plan/