Saxophonist and composer, Gai Bryant has earnt a reputation as a Queen of Latin Jazz.
She is fascinated with all the rhythms that make us move, particularly those blending Cuban, Peruvian and Afro-Caribbean influences. Gai joins musicians, dancers and communities across Sydney, through her projects with passionate arrangements that integrate traditional dance and song with a modern jazz aesthetic. Irresistible performances by her Afro-Peruvian sextet ALLY will open celebrations, before her big band, Caribé, will tear down the house in a visual and aural display. Vivid and frenetic, it will be impossible to walk away from this event without a smile on your face.
Gai Bryant (saxophone) Eamon Dilworth (trumpet) Jonathan Cohen (piano) Stan Valacos (bass) Steve Marin (percussion) Georgio Rojas (percussion) Dai Moret (spoken word) Melody Riviera (vocals)
Adrian Medira (dancer) Gai Bryant (saxophones) Julian Gough (saxophones) Lee McIver (trumpet) Danny Carmichael (trombone) Ed Goyer (piano) Nick Henderson (bass) Tono Marquez (percussion) Giorgio Rojas (percussion) Steven Marin (percussion)
In accordance with COVID restrictions, AIM’s John Painter Hall sits 140 people. All patrons are socially distanced inside the venue and must use sanitizer provided and enter individual contact details on entry. Hand sanitizer is provided and visible throughout the venue. People with any symptoms of colds or repeating dry coughs are not admitted and if such symptoms become visible after entry, would be asked to leave.