[A]part – Ellen Kirkwood + Sirens Big Band (2018)
13-piece powerhouse Sirens Big Band plus featured soloists Andrea Keller, Sandy Evans and Gian Slater, present Ellen Kirkwood’s epic 56-minute, four-part suite.
The magnum opus is Ellen’s emotive and captivating response to growing issues in a rapidly changing world: the wonder and malignance of the internet, the refugee crisis, greed and climate change, and reflections/reactions to the present.
2019 recipient of the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award, which aims to assist the professional development of a young woman jazz instrumentalist who demonstrates excellence in performance, improvisation and composition. This award will facilitate Hilary to record and release her debut jazz album, featuring all-original compositions written for quartet (due for release later this year).