Winter Jazz: sATOKO fUJII AND nATsUKI tAMURA WITH sIRENS bIG bAND fUKUSHIMA sUITE
With Special Support by Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura
Saturday 10 June 2017
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“Unpredictable, wildly creative, and uncompromising… Fujii is an absolutely essential listen for anyone interested in the future of jazz." ― All About Jazz
Internationally acclaimed musicians, pianist/composer Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura of Japan, meet one of Australia’s treasures, the Sirens Big Band, to perform Fujii’s extraordinary Fukushima Suite and other works. Fujii and Tamura, two of the most original voices in contemporary jazz today are joined in this musical collaboration by the strong, unique voices of the Sirens Big Band, a 15-piece, predominantly female band that is fast becoming a major creative force in Australian improvised music.
SATOKO FUJII composer, piano NATSUKI TAMURA trumpet
JESSICA DUNN double bass, band leader REBECCA GRUBB alto and soprano saxophone MELISSA MONY alto and soprano saxophone LAURA CORNEY tenor saxophone, clarinet HARRISON HARDING tenor and sopranino saxophone, kaan REBECCA SCOLNIK baritone saxophone ROSE FOSTER lead trombone CARLA DOBBIE trombone PERSIA LITTLEWOOD trombone LISA GORI lead trumpet ELLEN KIRKWOOD trumpet HEATHER PROWSE trumpet YUTARO OKUDA guitar EMMA STEPHENSON piano
ALI FOSTER drums
SPECIAL SUPPORT BY: SATOKO FUJII AND NATSUKI TAMURA (8pm)
These exceptional international artists will perform some intimate solos and duos as a prelude to Fujii’s Fukushima Suite.
Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura are in Australia with the assistance of an Australia Japan Foundation Grant