jazz and improvised music

Winter Jazz: Far Beyond
With Special Support by Victor Valdes
DATE Saturday 29 July 2017
TIME 8pm-10pm
VENUE The Sound Lounge
TICKETS $30/$25/$15
(Non-Member, Memb/Conc, Student)
BOOK ONLINE or call 9351 7940
Far Beyond is the gathering of many years of playing and composing by its Chilean born leader Fabian Hevia. The music draws from the rich musical tapestries of South America and the influences of Jazz. Collectively, these great musicians bring a unique vibrancy to the compositions of Fabian Hevia.

The overall rhythmic concept of Far Beyond deals with the subtleties of the micro-rhythmic world. The music leans on the folkloric rhythms of Latin America. Its unique essence is descriptive of feeling and depth. This ensemble brings together a wealth of experience across musical genres and music to the ears of a discerning audience.     

FABIAN HEVIA percussion, guitar PAUL CUTLAN saxophone, clarinet GARY DALEY piano, accordion JAMES GREENING trombone, pocket trumpet BEN HAUPTMANN guitars SANDY KLOSE bass


“A marvelous spectacle which demonstrated both musicality and genius. It was a privilege to witness a show which should take its place on the international stage” – FAMA, Bluesfest 2011

This virtuoso Mexican harpist is a walking encyclopedia of Latin music, past and present. Victor Valdes has redefined the harp as a solo and lead instrument in a multitude of musical contexts. He's played with everyone from Angus & Julia Stone and Los Lobos to Jimmy Barnes, and appeared on folk, world music, rock and blues festival stages Australia-wide.

As a solo harpist Victor has performed in 25 countries worldwide. He has appeared at Bluesfest, Bellingen Global Carnival, National Folk Festival Canberra, Woodford Folk Festival, Womadelaide, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and on many other major stages.

VICTOR VALDES harp, vocals