Winter Jazz: Chris Cody Coalition
with special support by Steve Hunter
Saturday 19 August 2017
The Sound Lounge
(Non-Member, Memb/Conc, Student) BOOK ONLINE or call 9351 7940
"These musicians guarantee a performance full of colour, humour and rhythmic movement." – Sydney Morning Herald
Chris Cody reunites the Chris Cody Coalition twenty years after the band's first appearance for SIMA. This successful band played in Sydney, Melbourne and Wangaratta, and recorded for Naxos Jazz, selling over 10,000 copies of their CD Oasis around the world.
Completing this all-stars band are James Greening, Lloyd Swanton and Fabian Hevia, all very respected members of the Australian jazz scene having performed with The Catholics, The Necks, Australian Art Orchestra, Ten Part Invention, and Wanderlust.
While living in France for over 20 years, Chris Cody played extensively in clubs and festivals around USA, Europe and Africa. Chris’s music reveals not only his deep love of the jazz and classical traditions, but also the influence of the contemporary French, African and Arab musicians he worked with in Paris. Blended with contemporary urban grooves, his originality, warmth, lyricism and humour have seduced a wide and diverse public around the world, with his recordings receiving rave reviews from the critics.
CHRIS CODY piano JAMES GREENING trombone LLOYD SWANTON double bass FABIAN HEVIA percussion, drums
SPECIAL SUPPORT BY STEVE HUNTER (8PM)
“Steve’s produced a wonderful album of solo bass – very artful and melodic” – Chick Corea
Steve Hunter has been active as an electric bassist, composer, bandleader and collaborator in Australia and internationally for 30 years. Renowned virtuoso bassist and composer Steve Hunter was a genuine front-runner in the world of music for solo bass. It’s 23 years since he recorded his highly acclaimed solo bass album ‘Night People’ and solo performances have been rare. This is an exciting opportunity to see this compelling musician in action.