Loretta Palmeiro and Mark Isaacs compose their music together on the spot, in real time, and without any safety net or roadmap.
Demonstrating how music can elegantly respond to change, the duo draws on intuition, imagination and innovation as they take listeners on a remarkable and evolving voyage.
The results can be delicate, furious or passionate: proof that unpredictability can be a beautiful journey even when the destination is unknown. Their music navigates through all boundaries between jazz, classical music, new music and many other genres.
Past major live performances have included:
2017 Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival
2018 Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Festival
2010 Sunday series at Annandale Creative Arts Centre
2020 SIMA Jazz: Now
2020 NSW Government ‘Great Southern Nights’ @ StudioW, Woolloomooloo
"Palmeiro makes a gorgeous, clean-edged, mostly vibrato-free sound on soprano....spearing, heart-rending lines....they travel deep into a land of melodic luxuriance....jointly develop narratives with that singular magic of high-calibre improvising whereby one is left wondering how we got here from where we were five minutes ago....Isaacs churns up some mighty agitation at the piano's bottom end" SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 41⁄2 stars
"A deep, near spiritual, communication, along with an openness to risk-taking, and the trust and confidence it requires....at once deeply lyrical and full of yearning....this work grows in magnitude with each listening...It is intensely focused, and at times delicate music, complex in its construction, which takes the listener on a lyrical and impassioned journey.” DES COWLEY Rhythms Magazine.
“A gorgeous meeting of two high-level musical minds and hearts.”
JAMES GAVIN Music biographer & writer for The New York Times and Vanity Fair
"The ear and heart are transported through modern pastoral melodies, improvisations, abstract nuances, and a narrative that embraces contemporary classical, European folk, and jazz" GUY STRAZZ
During 2020 they released an album, an EP and two premier music videos.
SIMA “Meditations In Jazz” https://youtu.be/EL53E-nCxzY
Phoenix Central Park “Behind Doors”
Album (All Who Travel With Us) & EP (The Present) https://markisaacslorettapalmeiro.bandcamp.com/
All patrons are socially distanced inside the venue as per NSW Health guidelines, at 1.5 metres between groups, and individuals. You must use the hand sanitiser provided upon entry. Individual details will be taken for contact tracing purposes, and then you are welcome to take your seat.
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All staff is adhering to the most current NSW Government health guidelines in response to COVID-19.