jazz and improvised music


 

Winter Jazz: Way Out West (VIC)
With special support by Paul Mason
DATE Saturday 12 August 2017
TIME 8pm-10pm
VENUE The Sound Lounge
TICKETS $38/$32/$25
(Non-Member, Memb/Conc, Student)
BOOK ONLINE or call 9351 7940
 
“Pushing the Asian/Australian jazz concept even further... Much of this successful exploration is due to leader/trumpeter Peter Knight’s multi-faceted compositions” – The Weekend Australian

Here from Melbourne, Way Out West’s sound has been described as “utterly unique” and has earned the band a loyal local following as well as invitations to play some of the largest music festivals in the world including, Montreal Jazz Festival, Veneto Jazz Festival, Takatsuki Jazz Festival. The band has also toured Korea, Japan, Chile, Norway, England, Italy, Australia and Canada, making it one of the most widely travelled jazz based exports Australia has produced. Led by daring trumpeter and composer Peter Knight, Way Out West's latest self-titled album features the Sydney-based koto virtuoso, Satsuki Odamura and builds on the band's long history of integrating Asian instrumentation and approaches in a contemporary setting that infuses these influences with irresistible West Africaninfluenced grooves and jazz inflected melodies. 

PETER KNIGHT trumpet SATSUKI ODAMURA koto RAY PEREIRA percussion
HOWARD CAIRNS
bass JAMES MCLEAN drums
LUCAS MICHAILIDIS
bottleneck, acoustic guitar PAUL WILLIAMSON saxophones

SPECIAL SUPPORT BY PAUL MASON (8PM)

Catch a rare and intimate solo performance by one of Sydney's truly unique guitarists, Paul Mason. First listed in Happy music blogs "Top 20 Aussie guitarists you need in your life" Paul is best known for his collaborative work with a long list of Australian artists. Paul writes incredibly emotive songs drawing from a wide array of musical influences. He is often full of spontaneity when taking stage, able to playfully traverse an extensive range of musical genres.

PAUL MASON Guitar