jazz and improvised music

JEN SHYU & SIMON BARKER with special support by Aaron Flower & Brian Campeau
DATE Saturday 20 August 2016
TIME 8pm - Special Support Artist
9pm - Headline Performance
VENUE The Sound Lounge
TICKETS $45/$40/$37/$20
(Non-Member, Multi-Tix, Conc/Memb, Student)
BOOK ONLINE or call 9351 7940

Jen Shyu and Simon Barker (9pm)

"One of the most creative vocalists in contemporary improvised music". - David Hadju, The Nation.
Jen Shyu is an experimental jazz vocalist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, and Fulbright scholar. Having sung with Steve Coleman, Mark Dresser, and in Anthony Braxton’s operas, she has produced six albums, the most recent of which, Sounds and Cries of the World, was named by The New York Times as one of the best of 2015. A Stanford University graduate who has researched traditional musics in Taiwan, China, Korea and East Timor, Shyu studied Javanese singing (sindhenan) and dance for two years on a Fulbright scholarship in Indonesia, culminating in a solo opera, Solo Rites: Seven Breaths, which premiered in New York in 2014.

For her Sydney performance of the work, Jen will be joined by percussionist Simon Barker, a musician she describes as an inspiration.
These concerts promise to be unique and spellbinding events.

JEN SHYU composition, vocals, dance, Taiwanese moon lute, piano, gayageum SIMON BARKER percussion

Special Support Act: Aaron Flower and Brian Campeau (8pm)

“Engaging melodies and punchy grooves” The Sydney Morning Herald

A rare and intimate duo between long-time collaborators vocalist/producer Brian Campeau and National Jazz Award winning guitarist Aaron 'Baz' Flower as they perform paired-back music from AKA Baz’s critically acclaimed 2015 release Memento Mori.

BRIAN CAMPEAU vocals/guitar AARON FLOWER guitar