- Date: Saturday, 6 June 2015, 8pm
- Venue: Blue Mountains Theatre — 108 Macquarie Rd, Springwood, NSW
- Tickets: $40/$30 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 4751 5171
Renowned jazz musician and band leader Lloyd Swanton has formed a 12-piece ensemble to play a suite of music he has composed to honour his Uncle Stuart and the other Australian prisoners of war on Ambon, Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia) during World War II. Many present and past members of his popular band The catholics will play, including Sandy Evans, James Greening, Fabian Hevia, Hamish Stuart, Jonathan Pease, plus ukelele player Chuck Morgan. Michel Rose, Alex Silver, Paul Cutlan, James Eccles, viola, Ron Reeves on kendang, Lloyd Swanton.
Featuring: Lloyd Swanton – bass | Paul Cutlan - bass clarinet, saxophones, recorder | James Eccles - playing Lloyd’s uncle’s viola for its first public performance since the 1930s | Sandy Evans - tenor and soprano saxophones | James Greening - trombone, cornet, pocket trumpet, tuba | Fabian Hevia - cajon, percussion | Chuck Morgan - ukulele |Jon Pease - guitar | Ron Reeves - kendang, percussion | Michel Rose - pedal steel guitar | Alex Silver - trombone | Hamish Stuart - drums
Ambon will be recorded in studio for an album release on Bugle Records in October.
- Music of Lloyd Swanton
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