GAI BRYANT TOURS CARIBE! IN 20/21 

Live Cuban jazz, dance, chanting and storytelling! 

Sydney based group Caribé are excited to be part of the live music revival and in 2021 take their ‘Havana Return’ show on tour in regional NSW and Queensland. The group, which features some of Australia’s leading jazz and Latin musicians, crafts traditional and classic Cuban music forms into a contemporary setting, resulting in a performance that is unique and fresh.  

Led by Gai Bryant, the percussion and rhythm section set up a crackling, thunderous bed for expatriate Cuban Adrian Medina to dance and the group to solo over. The constant push and pull between powerful percussion and stunning melodies creates a dynamic tension that draws you in and invites you to dance in your seat – and hopefully on the dance floor as COVID restrictions relax! 

The Financial Review have called “Gai Bryant is one of the brightest lights in the local jazz scene” with Caribé delighting audiences in sold-out shows at the 2020 Sydney Women’s International Jazz Festival and the Lismore City Hall. Seeing Caribé live is a communal experience incorporating chants, stories and percussive elements deeply rooted in rumba and Afro-Cuban spiritual practice that encourages participation.  

Gai Bryant (alto & soprano saxophone), Lee McIver (trumpet), Juan Carlos Allende and Steve Marin (percussion), Julian Gough (tenor saxophone), Jacob Parks (trombone), Josh Spolc (bass),  Daniel Pliner (piano)

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

From Ballina to Broken hill and beyond, SIMA’s Regional Touring Fund helps NSW artists present their work Australia-wide with a focus on regional and remote areas within New South Wales. We provide practical and professional support in the areas of project development, publicity, operations as well as financial support for travel and promotion. We offer industry networking and advice for planning and career development as well as developing and maintaining viable touring circuits which provides access for audiences nation-wide to enjoy high quality music.

The Regional Touring Fund is a vital component of SIMA’s activities, facilitating opportunities for musicians and audience development via:

  • Employment and performance opportunities for contemporary jazz/improvising artists of excellence.
  • Development of new, committed audiences for contemporary jazz and improvised music throughout Australia.
  • Ensuring access to and the promotion of excellence, one which is responsive to the needs and aspirations of artists and audiences.

Read more here

Regional Touring Fund Recipient, Caribe!

NSW/QLD TOUR DATES

Fri 29 January: Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club (8pm) 

58 Dailey St, Mullumbimby (02) 6684 2533

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Sat 30 January – Imperial Hotel, Armidale (8pm) 

103 Faulkner St, Armidale – (02) 6772 2405

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Sun 31 January: Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music 

223/227 Marius St, Tamworth – (02) 6766 6911

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Fri 12 February: Orange Regional Conservatorium (6pm)

73A Hill Street, Orange

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Fri 19 February: Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood (8pm)

106-108 Macquarie Rd Springwood

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Sat 27 February – Candelo Arts Society 

Details to come

Sun 28 February: The Street Theatre, Canberra (4pm)

15 Childers St, Canberra –  (02) 6247 1519

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Fri 26 March: Bellingen 

Details to come

Sat 27 March: Brisbane Jazz Club

Details to come

Sun 28 March: Maroochydore Jazz & Blues Club

Details to come

THANKS TO:

Principal Sponsors Charlton’s Accountants are helping artists to hit the running.

Create NSW and the Australia Council for the Arts