Jazz Haus: The Trish Delaney Brown Quintet
DATE: Saturday 4 May
TIMES: Bar open from 6pm, music from 7-9pm (includes interval)
COST: $45 full / $38 concession
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It’s been over 10 years since Trish hung up her ‘Idea of North’ acappella hat. During her 15 years with Canberra’s ARIA-winning group, her song-writing was well utilized, and her efforts garnered several prestige awards. These days, Trish has returned to what she loves best – a small, tight ensemble performing original material and arrangements of favourite jazz standards in which the voice functions both as storyteller, and as an additional instrument, wordless and blended. Along with her duties as Head of Vocals, at Wollongong Conservatorium, Trish continues to perform and record. Her 2017 album, The Game, (ABC Jazz Digital) was shortlisted for a 2018 ARIA “Best Jazz Album “and her latest EP of original material is due for release in early 2024, hot on the heels of the debut EP for her vocal trio LYHRA.
Jazz Haus: The Chris Cody Quartet
DATE: Saturday 24 February
Chris Cody is one of the most interesting pianist/composers to have emerged from Australia in recent years.Mike Nock, (pianist, composer, ECM recording artist), 2024.
Internationally recognised jazz pianist and composer Chris Cody has thrilled audiences at festivals and venues around the world from New York to Zanzibar, working with jazz greats Roy Hargrove, Herb Geller, Rhoda Scott, Lisa Simone, Brice Wassy, and Miles Davis alumni Rick Margitza along the way.
In a career spanning 30 plus years, Cody has headlined numerous international festivals including Paris Quartiers d’Eté London, Rome, Brussels Jazz Marathon, Stockholm, Munich, Marciac, Geneva, Ascona, Derry, Dar Es Salaam and Algiers and a vast array of concert venues throughout the USA, Europe, Africa and Australasia, from the Village Gate NYC to the Munich Staatsoper.
His upcoming gig at Tuggeranong Arts Centre on Saturday 24 February will see Cody play for Canberra audiences for the first time. He will be joined by Max Alduca on double bass, Mike Avgenicos on Sax and James Waples on drums. The quartet will perform a collection of favourites from Cody’s huge jazz catalogue, and compositions from his recently released album, “The Outsider.”
Featuring exciting new music infused with infectious African and Middle Eastern grooves and motifs, Cody’s highly anticipated album spans multiple genres, including blues, gospel and jazz, film noir ballads and wild swing. Inspired by the work of French writer and philosopher Albert Camus, Codys’ many years living in Paris, and the COVID experience, the album features compositions exploring themes of identity and purpose. Like Camus, Chris wanted the response to be one of courage, action, and joy, and intended for the music to reflect this. Regarding it as his finest musical project to date, Cody describes it as a joyous life-affirming response to adversity, music of beauty and hope.
“Free flowing, inspired, high revving, hugely evocative, elegantly layered, wonderfully lithe and sinewy, elegiac musing, rampant lyricism, opulent ensemble harmonies, mix of longing and nostalgia, compositional sophistication…his finest album.” SMH The Outsider 2022
The more ambitious the project the more Chris Cody rises in stature…
rhythmically shape-shifting…creative… thrilling” 4 stars Sydney Morning Herald
The band features some of Australia’s finest world music and jazz musicians with rising tenor sax sensation Michael Avgenicos, and a burning rhythm section with bassist Max Alduca, and thrilling drummer James”Pug” Waples.
“Heart and soul has audience enthralled.” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Full of music and talent.” – Le Monde, France
“Infectious… excellent improvisations that stand out…a stellar line-up…One of the album’s highlights is the title track, a thoughtful and ruminative ballad which lingers in one’s imagination” 5 stars , Eric Myers – The Australian
“ The Outsider is rich in numerous music traditions, from African to Middle Eastern along with jazz and blues … a vibrant, musically diverse experience” – City Hub
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