SIMA presents the Jazz:NOW Summer Festival featuring;
Double Bill: Audrey Powne + Alex Hirlian Quintet
Melbourne’s queen of groove joins forces with a futuristic ensemble in a non-stop double-bill.
Melbourne’s Audrey Powne fuses traditional pop song-writing with elements of RnB, Hip Hop and the freedom of improvised music. Her intimate and warm vocals, spacey instrumental passages and silky smooth new-school jazz caught the attention of international jazz taste-maker Gilles Peterson - BBC Radio / WWFM).
In the inspirit of jazz and spontaneity, Alex Hirlian - 2018 National Jazz Award) premieres his brand-new quintet in their first fiery performance promising skill, creativity and flair. Tonight is a preview of Alex’s new album to be released on ABC Jazz.
Trust the taste-makers and see what the fuss is about.
Audrey Powne: Trumpet/Vox
James Bowers: Keys
Myka Wallace: Drums
Tim Curnick: Bass
Alex Hirlian Quintet
Michael Avgenicos - Saxophone
Josh Meader - Guitar
Matthew Thomson - Keys
Nick Henderson - Bass
Alex Hirlian – Drums
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.
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