Tues Mar 3 Tate Sheridan Trio (CBR/SYD)
Tues Apr 7 Sandy Evans Trio with Bobby Singh (SYD)
Tues May 5 Ultrafox: Tribute to Django Reinhardt & the Hot Club of France (MELB)
Tues June 2 Michelle Nicolle Quartet: Tribute to Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn (MELB)
Tues July 7 Hannah James Trio (SYD)
Tues Aug 4 Ted Vining Trio with Miroslav Bukovsky (MELB/TAS/CBR)
Tues Sep 1 Julien Wilson’s Electric Quartet (MELB)
Tues Oct 6 Paul Dal Broi Quartet: Standards – Old and New (CBR/SYD)
Wed Nov 4 Eric Ajaye Trio – Phingerprintz (CBR)
Tues Dec 1 Tom Fell Quartet (incl Miroslav Bukovsky): Tribute to Chet Baker & Gerry Mulligan (CBR/SYD)
Admission $22/$15 (conc).
The Gods Café/Bar is in the ANU Arts Centre (diagonally across the quadrangle from the Student Union near Sullivans Creek).
Bookings essential. Light meals available beforehand at 6.00 pm. Please book early on 6248 5538. ‘Non-eating’ seats can also be booked. Seating is limited to 80.
Music starts at 7.30 pm.
Sponsors: The Gods, Artsound FM 92.7, Zane Hills Wines, Cyberhalides Jazz
Mark Ginsburg – South African Project performs the music of the great South African jazz composers including Abdullah Ibrahim / Dollar Brand, Hugh Masakela, Miriam Makeba, Bheki Mseleku, and the like. It features Mark Ginsburg (saxophones) Eamon Dilworth (trumpet/flugelhorn), Judy Campbell (voice), Ryan Grogan (piano), Brendan Clark Jr (bass) and Dave Goodman (drums).
This is Tate Sheridan’s first appearance at The Gods as leader following his ANU School of Music graduation with honours and his two successful CDs in 2014 — one with altoist, Calum Builder; the other with James Luke (bass) and Aidan Lowe (drums). Tate’s new trio includes two outstanding Sydney players and will feature a few standards as well as material from his two CDs. The trio comprises Tate Sheridan (piano), Thomas Botting (double bass) and Tim Firth (drums).
Sandy Evans Trio with special guest, Bobby Singh. This is a rare opportunity to see one of Sydney’s leading Indian musicians, tabla player Bobby Singh, in a thrilling dialogue with jazz musician Sandy Evans (saxophones) and her superb trio with bass player Brett Hirst and drummer Toby Hall. Expect soulful melodies, breathtaking improvisations, hypnotic grooves and stunning percussion solos, redefining the fusion of jazz and Indian music.
Inspired by The Hot Club of France which featured guitar virtuoso Django Reinhardt, Ultrafox has appeared at many of Australia’s major jazz festivals and jazz clubs. Their music comes from the driving, muscular acoustic guitar style of gypsy jazz and related styles. It features: Peter Baylor (guitar/vocals), Jon Delaney (guitar), Jon Hunt (clarinet/saxophones) and Kain Borlase (bass).
The Michelle Nicolle Quartet will present brand new arrangements of music from Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. She first performed this music at The Melbourne Recital Centre last year as part of their Mood Indigo Series. It will feature songs such as ‘Sophisticated Lady’, ‘I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart’, ‘Daydream’ and ‘Lush Life’, among quite a few others. The quartet features Michelle Nicolle (voice), Geoff Hughes (guitar), Tom Lee (bass) and Ronny Ferella (drums).
The Hannah James Trio will be celebrating the recent release of their new album Triliphony and presenting a collection of exciting originals and reworked favourites. “This trio can strike hard, but these surges are both passionate and coldly bracing, like an intricate tumble of ice crystals” — John Clare. The trio comprises Hannah James (double bass), Ed Rodrigues (drums) and Casey Golden (piano).
The Ted Vining Trio with special guest Miroslav Bukovsky will feature Ted Vining (drums), Bob Sedergreen (electric piano), Gareth Hill (bass) and Miroslav Bukovsky (trumpet). The music will be a heady mix of originals and standards with a strong dose of the swing for which this long-established trio is famous. It will also be very interesting to hear one of Canberra’s favourite musicians in this context.
Julien Wilson’s Electric Quartet focusses almost exclusively on Wilson’s originals. While the lyricism of his long-running trio with Stephen Magnusson and Stephen Grant is still present, this group provides an outlet for the more explosive, primal side of his musical personality. It features Julien Wilson (tenor sax), Craig Fermanis (electric guitar), Chris Hale (electric bass) and Hugh Harvey (drums).
The Paul Dal Broi Quartet will be a reunion of old musical friends who haven’t performed together in over 20 years. The Quartet will feature two of Sydney’s finest musicians – Murray Jackson (alto saxophone) and Brendan Clarke (double bass). They will be joined by Canberra’s Paul Dal Broi (piano) and Mark Sutton (drums). The music will focus on well-known standards and re-harmonized interpretations of recent popular tunes. Expect Cole Porter to Thirsty Merc and Monk to Coldplay.
Eric Ajaye Trio – Phingerprintz will focus on original compositions, ranging from straight-ahead open feels to funk grooves and improvisation with various textures, colours and moods. It will feature Eric Ajaye (bass), Damien Slingsby (electric piano) and Mark Sutton (drums).
The Tom Fell Quartet comes together to celebrate the music of Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker. Songs from the famous 1952 recordings will be reinvented in the same spirit of contrapuntal improvisation and unabashed melodic lyricism. The quartet comprises Tom Fell (baritone saxophone), Miroslav Bukovsky (trumpet), Lachlan Coventry (bass) and Mark Sutton (drums).