“New York pianist and Festival Artist in Residence, Helen Sung opens the 2018 Festival in a concert with the ten-piece powerhouse, the Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective. Identified by Wynton Marsalis as an artist to watch, Helen Sung seamlessly integrates the jazz and classical worlds. This concert features a performance of the new work by trans artist Harri Harding, the 2018 Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival APRA Composer Commission winner”
“Sung’s lyricism, light touch, and classical polish … complemented by plenty of hard-chord muscle”. – The Guardian
HELEN SUNG piano HANNAH JAMES (Double Bass), ALI FOSTER (Drums), SORCHA ALBURQUERQUE (guitar), FREYJA GARBETT (piano), ELLEN KIRKWOOD (Trumpet), LOUISE HORWOOD (trumpet), ALEX SILVER (Trombone) LAURA CORNEY (Tenor), LORETTA PALMEIRO (Alto/Sop/Clarinet), KALI GILLAN (Baritone)
The festival is one incredible day of music featuring an incredible line up of International, National and Local Artists. Headlining the festival is one of my all time favourite artist, the phenomenal Tigran Hamasyan as well as Jim Black, Greg Orsby, Tal Cohen, Will Vinson, James Muller and many many more!
The SWJC will be playing at 5pm in Recital Hall East, it would be great to see you there!
The Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective is a 10-piece powerhouse formed in 2016. These talented members represent some of Australia’s up and coming jazz stars.
The Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective is led by bassist Hannah James and trumpeter Ellen Kirkwood. Featuring a six-piece horn section and four-piece rhythm section, the band includes several past winners of the prestigious Jann Rutherford Memorial Award for young women in jazz, performing with the acclaimed Sydney saxophonist Sandy Evans. The SWJC plays primarily Australian Works including specially commissioned works by Andrea Keller (Vic) and local composing talents Jenna Cave, Glenn Doig and Ellen Kirkwood.
Hannah James (double bass) Ellen Kirkwood (trumpet) Sandy Evans (saxophones) Melissa Mony (saxophones) Anna Leckie (baritone saxophone) Louise Horwood (trumpet) Alex Silver (trombone) Sorcha Albuquerque (guitar) Emma Stephenson (piano) Ali Foster( drums)