jazz and improvised music


 

U.NLOCK barnett/slater quartet (NY/VIC)
DATE Friday 08 November 2013
TIME 8:30pm
VENUE The Sound Lounge
TICKETS $30/$25/$20
Book Online or 9351 7940

 
 
DATE Friday 08 November 2013
TIME 8:30pm
VENUE The Sound Lounge
TICKETS $30/$25/$20 Book Online or 9351 7940


Reciepient of the 2007 Young Australian Jazz Artist of the year at the Australian Bell Awards, trombonist and composer Shannon Barnett returns to Australia for a string of performances before heading back to New York City where she is studying for her master's degree.
 
Barnett has become an important contributor to the Australian music scene, performing in ensembles including Vada, The Bamboos, The Black Arm Band, The Vampires, the Bennetts Lane Big Band and as a guest with the Andrea Keller Quartet, on the 2004 ABC Jazz release Angels and Rascals. Barnett has also appeared with the Australian Art Orchestra, Barney McAll's Mother of Dreams and Secrets feat.  Kurt Rosenwinkel, Charlie Haden, Flap! and the Paul Grabowsky Sextet, and from 2009-2010, she worked as a multi-instrumentalist and composer with the contemporary circus group Circus Oz, as part of the Barely Contained season.
 
In 2010, Barnett released her debut album as a leader, entitled 'Country', on the Which Way Music label. The recording also features Christopher Hale (acoustic bass guitar), Nashua Lee (electric guitar) and Ben Hendry (drums), and was nominated for Best Jazz Album in the 2010 AIR Awards and Best Jazz Recording in the 2011 ABC Limelight Awards.
 
After attending Dave Douglas ‘Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music’ in Banff, Canada in 2010, Barnett was inspired to relocate to New York City, to pursue a Master of Music degree. Since moving she has studied composition with John Abercrombie, trombone with John Fedchock and has performed with the likes of Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, the Birdland Big Band, Cyrille Aimée and the Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra of New York.

The quartet will perform music from their debut album as well as a host of new origional compositions by Barnett.
 
Shannon Barnett (trombone) Gian Slater (vocals) Sam Anning (bass) Raj Jayaweera (drums)