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Sirens Big Band with Sandy Evans


Sirens Big Band with Sandy Evans

  • Date: Thursday, 12 March 2015, 7.00pm - 11.00pm
  • Venue: Camelot (Marrickville) — 103 Railway Parade (entrance 19 Marrickville Road), Marrickville, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $22.70 | Concession: $17.70 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9550 3777

Event Details

Following up from their sold-out show at Camelot last year, 17-piece super-collective, Sirens Big Band, return with long time collaborator and mentor, Sandy Evans. Known for their exciting and engaging live shows, Sirens melds jazz with Middle Eastern, Latin and African grooves, creating original big band music from composers within and outside the band. Led by bassist Jessica Dunn, the ensemble also features Ellen Kirkwood (JRMA winner, Mister Ott, Captain Kirkwood, Fat Yahoozah), Loretta Palmeiro (Spyglass Gypsies), Lauren Benson (That Red Head, Drummer Queens) and Milan Ring (Milan, Spit Syndicate).

Sirens have performed at many major festival across Australia including Sydney Festival (2011, 2012), Brisbane Festival, Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival with Jeff Duff, Canberra’s Capital Jazz Project and SIMA International Women’s Jazz Festival with US saxophonist, Claire Daly. This is the first time Sirens will share the stage with legendary Australian saxophonist, Sandy Evans. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Evans reinterpret the Sirens repertoire.

“The Sirens are… all-funky and all-embracing in their influences… It is a combination you won’t get anywhere else and they are one of Sydney’s – if not Australia’s – treasures” John Hardaker – AustralianJazz.net

Performers: Saxophones – Sandy Evans (guest soloist), Loretta Palmeiro (lead), Rebecca Grubb, Ruth Wells, Harrison Harding, Melissa Mony Trombones – Rose Foster (lead), Emma Riley (trombone/congas), Rosie Woods, Rosie Marks-Smith (bass) Trumpets – Claire Hollander (lead), Ellen Kirkwood, Lisa Gori, Heather Prowse Rhythm Section – Jessica Dunn (double bass), Milan Ring (guitar/vocals), Emma-Grace Stephenson (piano), Lauren Benson (drums/vocals)


Featured non-Australian music: Ethio Blues (Mulatu Astatke)

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9550 3777 or by email to media@sirensbigband.com

Featured Australian Works

Floating on an Emerald Green Sea by Sandy Evans
— performed by Sirens Big Band
Kali and the time of change : big band by Sandy Evans
— performed by Sirens Big Band
Odd time in Mali : for jazz big band (2006) by Jenna Cave
— performed by Sirens Big Band
The music in my dreams : for big band (2003) by Nadia Burgess
— performed by Sirens Big Band
 Balkanator by Ellen Kirkwood
 Hawassa to Addis by Ruth Wells
 Lahazat Farah by Mohamed Youssef — World premiere
 Rollick by Ellen Kirkwood

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