jazz and improvised music

Winter Jazz: Freedman New Jazz Series, Julien Wilson Quintet (Vic) and Claire Edwardes
DATE Saturday 18 August 2018
TIME 8pm
VENUE The Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre
TICKETS $30/ $25/ $25/ $20
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This very special SIMA x Freedman New Jazz concert brings together Freedman Jazz Fellow, Julien Wilson and Freedman Classical Fellow, Claire Edwardes, in a night of spectacular music that is sure to stand testament to the almost 20 year institution of Freedman Fellowships


"A storytelling quality that places him proudly in the lineage of such great tenor balladeers as Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Stan Getz and Joe Lovano" - Rhythms Magazine

“The most potent tenor to be heard in Australia these days... stupendous power, his sound so massive it seemed to threaten the structural integrity of the saxophone's bell” - Sydney Morning Herald

The Julien Wilson Quintet (Vic) returns to Sydney for an exclusive SIMA performance.

Julien won the 1994 National Jazz Award at the age of 22, the 2008 Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ Award for Australian Jazz Artist of the Year, the 2015 APRA Art Music Award for Excellence in Jazz and was the 2006 Freedman Fellow.

His quartet with Jonathan Zwartz, Barney McAll and Allan Browne won three 2014 Jazz ‘Bell’ Awards.

For this concert Julien has selected music that will enable each musician to dig deeply into their own personal experience.

This promises to be a heartfelt and explosive concert, tied together by a deep musical brotherhood.

Photograph (right) by Roger Mitchell

JULIEN WILSON tenor sax BARNEY MCALL piano CARL DEWHURST electric guitar JONATHAN ZWARTZ double bass HAMISH STUART drums and cymbals

"Truly spectacular to watch... deservedly met with a standing ovation” - Limelight Magazine

“powerhouse playing from Edwardes” - The Australian

Three-time winner of the APRA Art Music Award for Excellence, 2005 Freedman Classical Fellow, maverick solo percussionist Claire Edwardes will transport you to new places “like a high priestess” (Canberra Times) as a waterphone merges with drums, rattles, flowers pots and everyday objects to create a sonic world unlike any other.

CLAIRE EDWARDES solo percussion