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Matt McMahon meets the South Coast Big Band

June 17, 2022 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Foundry 616

“[McMahon has] a keen instinct for creating contexts in which his collaborators may shine.

– John Shand

Featuring the incredible jazz pianist Matt McMahon, the 19-piece South Coast Big Band will bring a powerhouse of energy to his specially orchestrated compositions. An all-star lineup of soloists along with originals and arrangements by Des Cannings, Deven Rahan, and Kyle Eardley will have you on the edge of your seat for the entirety of the performance.

Matt McMahon is one of Australiaโ€™s leading jazz pianists and composers. Winning the Wangaratta National Jazz Piano Awardโ€™ in 1999, and the Freedman Jazz Fellowship in 2005 established his place in Australian jazz. In 2010 his trio supported the Wayne Shorter Quartet at Sydney Opera House. McMahon is also the musical director for vocalist and trumpeter Vince Jones.

Musically directed by trombonist and composer Des Cannings, the South Coast Big Band has progressed to being one of the premier jazz orchestras in the country. In 2019 the band celebrated their 10th anniversary by recording and releasing their first album โ€œAlmaโ€.

Piano, composer, and guest artist โ€“ Matt McMahon
Voice โ€“ Tiana Young
Musical director, composer, and arranger โ€“ Des Cannings
Guitar โ€“ Callum Burns
Keyboard โ€“ Paddy Kelly
Double Bass โ€“ Harry Birch
Drums โ€“ George Greenhill
Lead alto and soprano saxophones, clarinet โ€“ Tessie Overmyer
Alto saxophone, flute, and clarinet โ€“ Hinano Fujisaki
Tenor saxophone, flute, and clarinet โ€“ Mariela Mulder
Tenor and baritone saxophones, clarinet and bass clarinet โ€“ Tye Langford
Baritone saxophone and bass clarinet โ€“ Laura Power
Lead trumpet, composer and arranger โ€“ Deven Rahman
2nd trumpet and flugelhorn and composer โ€“ Kyle Eardley
3rd trumpet and flugelhorn โ€“ Joseph Lisk
4th trumpet and flugelhorn โ€“ Heather Prowse
5th trumpet and flugelhorn โ€“ Sarah Purdon
Lead trombone โ€“ Des Cannings
2nd trombone โ€“ Cailey Soon
3rd Trombone โ€“ Jack Lincoln
Bass trombone โ€“ Nick Barnard


June 17, 2022
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Foundry 616
616 Harris St
Ultimo, NSW 2007 Australia
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