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Winter Jazz: Chris Cody Octet, ‘La Pérouse Suite’ Premiere


Winter Jazz: Chris Cody Octet, ‘La Pérouse Suite’ Premiere

  • Date: Saturday, 25 August 2018, 8pm
  • Venue: The Sound Lounge — Seymour Theatre Centre, Cnr City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale, NSW
  • Series: This event is part of the SIMA Winter Jazz 2018 series
  • Tickets: Adults: $35 | Children: $25 | Concession: $30 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

As an Australian jazz pianist living in Paris for 25 years, Chris Cody became drawn to the story of French navigator La Pérouse, who landed in Botany Bay in 1788.

“What I like about La Pérouse and his journey is that it wasn’t about conquest. He went out with botanists, astrologers and cartographers.

"It was all about learning and expanding human knowledge. He had 250 people and he didn’t take soldiers."

When Chris returned to Sydney in 2013, he felt compelled to write La Pérouse Suite, an original composition for 10 instruments and eight musicians.

Mostly jazz, it has some classical and world music references, as well as subtle flavours brought in from La Pérouse’s travels.

Don’t miss this world premiere of a landmark work.


Classical pianist Ambre Hammond and accordion virtuoso Marcello Maio present some of the most haunting and celebrated music by Astor Piazzolla, as well as music by Brazilian composer Jobim as a taste of their upcoming album.

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

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