SIMA presents Captain Kirkwood
Ellen Kirkwood's music has that rare quality that characterises the music of the best composers: a truly unique, original voice that leaves you dying to hear the next piece. - Sandy Evans, OAM However well you know the tale (of Theseus), this retelling is gripping. 4 stars. - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald Sydney-based band Captain Kirkwood was formed by trumpeter and composer Ellen Kirkwood in early 2012, after she received the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award. Captain Kirkwood play unique modern jazz, hinted at times with a mix of other styles from around the world. Their music’s moods are diverse; joyous, unexpected, lyrical, dark, energetic and sublime. Their first album, “Theseus and the Minotaur,” features a 5 part suite of the same name, which is a narrated “music story” version of the ancient Greek myth. Captain Kirkwood will be playing the suite at this SIMA performance, as well as a variety of original compositions by Ellen and the band.
Performers: Ellen Kirkwood (trumpet) Paul Cutlan (reeds), Dan Kennedy (drums), Glenn Doig (piano) and Tom Botting (bass), Ketan Joshi (narrator)
- Jazz/improvisation by Ellen Kirkwood
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