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Winter Jazz Opening Night: Wanderlust 25th Anniversary
ARIA Award-winning, iconic Sydney all-star band Wanderlust celebrates their 25th anniversary on the opening night of Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA)’s 2018 Winter Jazz season. Wanderlust first appeared as part of the creative surge that swept Sydney’s jazz scene in the early 1990s, and their core ensemble has remained consistent over 25 years.
Under the leadership of one of Australia’s best trumpeters and composers, Miroslav Bukovsky, Wanderlust has forged a uniquely identifiable sound blending global beats and melodies with jazz improvisation. Wanderlust has performed at major festivals across Europe, Asia and Australia. With six highly acclaimed albums and an ARIA Award for Best Jazz Album (1994), Wanderlust is one of Australia’s most enduring and iconic ensembles.
MIROSLAV BUKOVSKY trumpet, flugelhorn JAMES GREENING trombone JEREMY SAWKINS guitar ALISTER SPENCE piano BRENDAN CLARKE bass
FABIAN HEVIA drums, percussion
SPECIAL SUPPORT: BARRETT & CLARKE
Award-winning bassist Brendan Clarke has teamed up with one of the most talented pianists of his generation, Hugh Barrett. Brendan and Hugh were long time members of Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, the Neilsen Gough Quartet and The Denominators. Expect exhilarating original sonic journeys and explorations of the music of John Coltrane, Bud Powell, Kenny Barron and Mulgrew Miller amongst others.
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