Music that transcends culture and country
First Nations composer and saxophonist Brenda Gifford’s work is deeply connected with her relationship to country, community and culture.
Bringing the concert to life, alongside Gifford are leading Australian jazz musicians Sandy Evans, Gary Daley, Chloe Kim, and Jacques Emery. In a moving exchange of artistry and precision, together they’ll beautifully breathe life into a stunning collection of original compositions.
Each musician is a virtuoso in their own right, each with their own distinct lived experience. This music will have a transcendent resonance with people from all cultures, as the musicians explore themes of country, culture, lived experience and reconciliation.
Brenda Gifford, originally from Wreck Bay, NSW says “My country is Yuin country. It is beautiful, coastal and abundant, especially during Galaa (Summer in Dhurga – language of the Yuin people). The barra barra (sea) is at the core of country. It guides me and inspires me, in my music.”
Brenda Gifford | composer, saxophones
Sandy Evans | saxophones
Gary Daley | piano/piano accordion
Chloe Kim | drums
Jacques Emery | bass