Antipodes – Songs and Improvisions – Live @ Orange

/ Oct

Antipodes – Songs and Improvisions – Live @ Orange

1063c Ferry Rd, Ferrymead (accessvia Kite Lane)
Orange Studios
05:30 pm
$25 for Workshop & Concert, $20 GA – concert only, $15 Concession – concert only

“A highlight of emerging jazz of Australia and New Zealand”

Antipodes was formed after a chance meeting of some of the members at a jam session in Berlin in 2013. The musical connection became immediately apparent and they began writing and performing original compositions together.

5:30pm Workshop
Join the band before the show for an special workshop for both musicians and individuals wanting to know a bit more about the internationally collaborative nature of Antipodes.

7:30pm Concert
Described as “a great blowing band with dense heads, occasional free and floating segments, room for solos and some great grooves” (Canberra Jazz) this leading Australian-New Zealand jazz band draws from modern New York jazz to Swedish indie pop and European free improvised music. Audiences are first drawn in by introspective, timbral improvisations and then set to foot-tapping with danceable beats, songlike melodies and fiery solos.

This years Freedman Jazz finalist, Sweeting from Sydney is a pianist known for his indelible work with jazz-improv group the Grey Wing Trio. Saxophonist Baxendale, a key force behind the burgeoning Kiwi band The Jac, is one of the most energetic forces coming from the Wellington jazz scene. Guitarist Callum Allardice is achieving overdue recognition as a performer and composer of note, having received the inaugural APRA Best Jazz Composition Award. The band also features formidable musicians from the Sydney jazz scene: National Jazz Awards Finalist Tom Botting on double bass and Sydney’s leading drummer Tim Geldens.