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Sirens Big Band: [A]part : Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival 2018


Sirens Big Band: [A]part : Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival 2018

Event Details

Sirens Big Band presents [A]part: an epic 1 hour suite by Ellen Kirkwood, featuring Andrea Keller (piano), Sandy Evans (saxophones) and Gian Slater (voice). This performance will launch the album recording of [A]part; Kirkwood’s ground breaking and captivating response to world issues including climate change, the refugee crisis and the omnipresence of the internet. [A]part was a finalist for Jazz Work of the Year in the APRA Art Music Awards.

A dynamic super-collective bringing new sounds to the traditional big band setting, Sirens Big Band are passionate about increasing gender diversity in jazz through their predominantly female and trans line-up. Trumpeter and composer Ellen Kirkwood is rapidly gaining recognition for her daring and imaginative works. She was a 2017 finalist in the Freedman Jazz Fellowships, and won the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award in 2012.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9036 6292 or by email to operations@sima.org.au

Featured Australian Works

[A]part (big band with soloists) (2017) by Ellen Kirkwood
— performed by Sandy Evans, Gian Slater, Andrea Keller and Sirens Big Band

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