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Louise Denson Group CD Launch


Louise Denson Group CD Launch

  • Date: Sunday, 18 April 2021, 6pm
  • Venue: Glass House Brewery — 8/330 Mons Rd, Forest Glen, QLD
  • Tickets: Adults: $49 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Join us for a night of great food, smooth brews and hot jazz at The Jazz Sessions! Ticket includes a two-course meal and an amazing show!

Louise Denson Group, led by Sunnie and Q-Song Award winning pianist/composer Louise Denson, is thrilled to announce the release of their new CD Nova Nova. The 9-song recording powered by the LDG trio – Helen Russell (bass) and Paul Hudson (drums), features celebrated tenor saxophonist James Sandon and Lachlan McKenzie on trumpet/flugelhorn.

Louise Denson is a pianist, composer, arranger and educator.  Though she is well-respected for being a Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies at the Queensland Conservatorium, she is equally respected for her creative output, composing and recording music which emphasises melody and rich, contemporary harmony.   She has performed with her band, the Louise Denson Group at jazz festivals all over the world, including the prestigious Montreal International Jazz Festival. Winning awards for several of her jazz compositions, she has issued 6 CDs previously, with Nova Nova now her 7th.

The compositions on the new CD, Nova Nova, range from punchy two-horn tracks reminiscent of the classic Blue Note era to beautiful and wistful trio arrangements. The title track is a moody and contemplative meditation on the vastness of the universe, one of three numbers with a Brazilian flavor. Samba Lucia is a lively vehicle for Sandon’s inspired and inspiring improvisation, while McKenzie delivers a loving interpretation of the jazz waltz Wooden Shoes.

Denson’s well-crafted melodies and rich jazz harmony, along with compelling, exciting solos, make for satisfying listening in this intensely original and musical offering!

Join us for the celebration at Glass House Brewery on Sunday 7th March!

“…strong compositions, and delicate arranging details by Denson…” (WSSP Colours of Your Love) - Christine Jensen, Multi Juno Award-winning composer/saxophonist, Director, McGill Jazz Orchestra I

I had a listen to your music and it sounds fab. Really enjoyed it, lovely arrangements, great playing… Congratulations...Lovely recording...” (WSSP Colours of Your Love) - Jason Rebello, British pianist/songwriter/record producer (British Jazz Awards for Pianist and Album of the Year 2016)

Featured non-Australian music: What is This Thing Called Love? (Cole Porter)

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0403 152 397

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