West End Composers Collective
The West End Composers Collective is proud to announce the release of their second CD Driving Hat, featuring ten original creations by saxophonist/composer Rafael Karlen performed by a magnificent ensemble comprised of Brisbane’s finest jazz artists.
The Collective began in 2003 as a monthly gathering for Brisbane’s creative improvising musicians, composers and arrangers to workshop original material. Utilising the unique skills of the Collectives ten members Rafael embraces each musicians individual strengths to deliver a collaboration of unified sound around his rich harmonies and melodic lines.
Driving Hat solidifies the ensembles aim to produce an outstanding contemporary jazz album of original Australian compositions.
Steve Newcomb – musical director, piano; Hannah Macklin – composer, voice; James Sherlock – composer, guitar; Georgia Weber – bass; Joe Marchisella – drums; Mark Spencer – alto sax; Rafael Karlen – composer, tenor sax; Graeme Norris – composer, baritone sax; Shannon Marshall – trumpet; Mikael Strand – composer, trombone; Megan Washington – guest vocalist
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9351 7940
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