Winter Jazz: Way Out West (VIC)
With special support by Paul Mason
Saturday 12 August 2017
The Sound Lounge
(Non-Member, Memb/Conc, Student) BOOK ONLINE or call 9351 7940
“Pushing the Asian/Australian jazz concept even further... Much of this successful exploration is due to leader/trumpeter Peter Knight’s multi-faceted compositions” – The Weekend Australian Here from Melbourne, Way Out West’s sound has been described as “utterly unique” and has earned the band a loyal local following as well as invitations to play some of the largest music festivals in the world including, Montreal Jazz Festival, Veneto Jazz Festival, Takatsuki Jazz Festival. The band has also toured Korea, Japan, Chile, Norway, England, Italy, Australia and Canada, making it one of the most widely travelled jazz based exports Australia has produced. Led by daring trumpeter and composer Peter Knight, Way Out West's latest self-titled album features the Sydney-based koto virtuoso, Satsuki Odamura and builds on the band's long history of integrating Asian instrumentation and approaches in a contemporary setting that infuses these influences with irresistible West African–influenced grooves and jazz inflected melodies.
PETER KNIGHT trumpet SATSUKI ODAMURA koto RAY PEREIRA percussion
HOWARD CAIRNS bass JAMES MCLEAN drums
LUCAS MICHAILIDIS bottleneck, acoustic guitar PAUL WILLIAMSON saxophones
SPECIAL SUPPORT BY PAUL MASON (8PM)
Catch a rare and intimate solo performance by one of Sydney's truly unique guitarists, Paul Mason. First listed in Happy music blogs "Top 20 Aussie guitarists you need in your life" Paul is best known for his collaborative work with a long list of Australian artists. Paul writes incredibly emotive songs drawing from a wide array of musical influences. He is often full of spontaneity when taking stage, able to playfully traverse an extensive range of musical genres.