This is a gig I am very much looking forward to! Sandy Evans is one of the icons of the Australian Jazz scene, an amazing saxophonist and incredible woman! Sandy has recently returned from tours of the USA and Canada and for this gig will be joined by long standing band members the sensational Alister Spence on piano and the fantastic Toby Hall on drums. These are three players I have followed and admired my entire musical life and I am honoured to be able to join for this.
This will also be my inaugural gig at the brand new jazz venue Foundry 616, recently opened in Ultimo by former SIMA artistic directer Peter Rechniewski. For more information and to book tickets you can head to the link below. It would be wonderful if you could make it out to check out the new venue and hear some tunes!
Last thursday we had the final concert to round off the Young Women’s Jazz Workshop series. The workshops ran every Saturday for two months at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, designed to help foster young womens’ love and involvement in jazz and improvised music along with like minded peers . I was so proud of my girls who put on an excellent first set playing some real jazz classics from Out of Nowhere to the burning Bernie’s Tune! They Nailed it! The wonderful Karen Steains captured some great images from the night, including the one above, and the full gallery can be found at the link below!
WELL DONE LADIES!
Karen Steains: https://www.facebook.com/KarenSteainsPhotography
YWJW on ABC Jazz: http://abcjazz.net.au/events/2013-young-womens-jazz-workshops
This october I am honoured to be playing with the amazing Katie Noonan, Thelma Plum, Ella Hooper, and Abby Dobson for the preview season of their new show “Songs that Made Me”.
Songs That Made Me brings together four of Australia’s finest female singer/songwriters to share stories of their influences, artistic journeys and the landmark songs (by themselves and others) that have soundtracked their lives. The four singers share the stage for the entire show and collaborate naturally as they tell the stories of – and perform, some of the key songs that have shaped their lives.
The concert will be at the Camelot Lounge in Marrickville on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of October! For more details you can head to the venue website!
This year I was thrilled to be asked to help tutor the SIMA Young Women’s Jazz Workshop! Unfortunately applications are now closed, however you can find out more information about the initiative here: http://www.sima.org.au/WomenInJazz/638/n/3/0/0/
This is the opportunity to see the results of SIMA’s Young Women’s Jazz Workshop! All the ensembles will be performing, and it will be a fantastic opportunity to come out and support the girls! More details to come.
(Non-Member, Member, Student)
book online or call 9351 7940
Ed, Casper and I will be on the 2SER 107.3 Breakfast Show this morning (Sat 24th August) from 9:30. Listen in to hear us play a tune and have a chat about the trio, our gig tonight at the Sound Lounge, Sydney and the meaning of life. All will be revealed!
You can check out the interview here! http://www.2ser.com/programs/online-features/item/4912-interview-hannah-james-trio
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