May
13
to May 14

KINETIC JAZZ - HANDY WORK

Two days of Kinetic Jazz at St Luke's!

 

HANDY WORK DAY 1 - Friday May 13 at 7pm

THE KINETIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Saxes: Sam Gill | Nathan Henshaw | Jason Morphett | Don Reid | Jack Stoneham

Trumpets: Miroslav Bukovsky | Chris Ellis | Mike Kenny | Cam McAllister | Paul Meo

Trombones: Gareth Lewis | Nich Polovineo | Matt O'Brien | Lee Tuckwell

Rhythm Section: Hugh Fraser (bass) | Ed Goyer (Vibraphone) | Kevin Hunt (piano) | Alex Masso (drums) | Jeremy Sawkins (guitar)

The Orchestra will play two sets of the band's own compositions. New works by Miroslav Bukovsky, Cam McAllister and Wilbur Whitta will be premiered. Guest composer Roger Dean will join us again with two of his forays into collective orchestral improvisation: BiKinetic & FiFu#2.

 

HANDY WORK DAY 2 - Saturday May 14 at 7pm

THE POLYMORPHIC ORKESTRA

                     Lee McIver | Ed Goyer | Ed Rodrigues

JEREMY SAWKINS

                     Solo Guitar Set

MIKE KENNY SEPTET

Mike Kenny (trumpet, flugelhorn) | Melissa Kenny (voice) | Jason Morphett (saxes) | Paul Cutlan (saxes, bass clarinet) | Ed Goyer (vibraphone) | Hugh Fraser (bass) | Jamie Castrisos (drums)

 

Bookings & Enquiries:  phone 9665 6489 or email kineticenergy@iprimus.com.au

Tickets - $30 Full, $20 Concession

Cafe & box office open from 6.30pm

Venue - St Luke's Hall, 11 Stanmore Road, Enmore

 

 

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Feb
27
8:30pm 8:30pm

THE KINETIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA at FOUNDRY616 on FEB 27

Formed as a ‘Composers Orchestra’, this versatile 18-piece musical organism has developed a unique body-of-work with a distinct dynamism and feel. The band’s main focus is on the creation of original work, while nurturing the individual talents and affinities of each member. The band explores improvisational structures, texture and color, narratives, complex rhythm and time layering. This has taken their playing to levels of deep listening, intricate ensemble work and virtuoso soloing. And they’re not afraid to take the audience along to zones of great beauty and joyful liberation. Now into it’s fifth year, the Orchestra has truly established itself as a Force Majeure in the Sydney music scene.

For this night at The Foundry, The Kinetic Jazz Orchestra will dust off a different set of irresistible pieces from their Mike Gibbs and Gil Evans repertoire, including "Tis As It Should Be", a magical piece Gibbs created especially for the KJO in 2012. And the band will play a selection of gems from their own body-of-work, including new works. For example, composer Miroslav Bukovsky will launch his first piece penned specifically for the band, and composer Roger Dean will expand his series of improvisational pieces he has developed with and for the orchestra with an exciting new work. We welcome the versatile Kevin Hunt to take on the piano parts for this gig. And the evening wouldn’t be kinetic without some theatrical diversion by Kinetic Jazz’s co-directors Graham & Jepke.

KJO players line up on Saturday 27 February: 

Reeds - Justin Buckingham, Nathan Henshaw, Jason Morphett, Don Reid, Billy Ward. Trumpets - Miroslav Bukovsky, Chris Ellis, Mike Kenny, Cam McAllister, Paul Meo. Trombones - Tim Coggins, Matt O’Brien, Nich Polovineo, Lee Tuckwell. Rhythm - Hugh Fraser, Kevin Hunt, Alex Masso, Jeremy Sawkins.

Foundry616 is located at 616 Harris St in Ultimo.

Doors open for dinner and drinks from 6.30pm.

The concert starts at 8.30pm. Tickets: $25/$20

There is a small fee for advance purchase online at:

 https://www.stickytickets.com.au/34361/kinetic_jazz_orchestra.aspx

There is no fee if you book a table for dinner by calling the club on 9211 9442, or if you buy your tickets at the door.

 

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Nov
28
8:30pm 8:30pm

THE KINETIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA NOVEMBER 28 at FOUNDRY616

Formed as a ‘Composers Orchestra’, this versatile 18-piece musical organism has developed a unique body-of-work with a distinct dynamism and feel. The band’s main focus is on the creation of original work, while nurturing the individual talents and affinities of each member. The band explores improvisational structures, texture and color, narratives, complex rhythm and time layering. This has taken their playing to levels of deep listening, intricate ensemble work and virtuoso soloing. And they’re not afraid to take the audience along to zones of great beauty and joyful liberation. Now into it’s fifth year, the Orchestra has truly established itself as a Force Majeure in the Sydney music scene.

For this evening at The Foundry The Kinetic Jazz Orchestra will pull some irresistible pieces from their Mike Gibbs and Gil Evans repertoire off the shelf. As well as a selection of gems from their own body-of-work, along with new compositions recently launched at Kinetic Jazz event TUNE IN.

The composers line up for this gig features Cam McAllister, Justin Buckingham, Jason Morphett, Don Reid, Niels Rosendahl and Jeremy Sawkins.

The gig would not be complete without some theatrical input from Graham Jones and Jepke Goudsmit (Kinetic Jazz’s co-directors). Together with the band they will indulge into some crazy twisting as “Genius & Shrink”, in their rendition of Annie Ross’ masterpiece “Twisted”.

The band is also excited to welcome three new members: trumpet player / composer Miroslav Bukovsky, saxophonist / composer Niels Rosendahl, and saxophonist Dale Barlow.

KJO players line up for this gig: Reeds - Don Reid, Dale Barlow, Justin Buckingham, Jason Morphett, Niels Rosendahl. Trumpets - Miroslav Bukovsky, Chris Ellis, Cam McAllister, Paul Meo. Trombones - Nich Polovineo, Gareth Lewis, Tim Coggins, Lee Tuckwell. Rhythm - Hugh Fraser, Ed Goyer, Jeremy Sawkins, Alex Masso, Wilbur Whitta.

Foundry616 is located at 616 Harris St in Ultimo.

Doors open for dinner and drinks from 6.30pm.

The concert starts at 8.30pm. Tickets: $25/$20

There is a small fee for advance purchase online at:

https://www.stickytickets.com.au/31688

There is no fee if you book a table for dinner by phoning the club on 9211 9442, or if you buy your tickets at the door.

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Sep
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

TUNE IN

TUNE IN on Sunday 27 September for a One Day Kinetic Jazz Event with four bands, starting at 4pm at St Luke's Hall, 11 Stanmore Rd in Enmore. Tickets $30/ $25/ $20 which give you access to all four gigs of the day.

This year Kinetic Energy Theatre Company celebrates 40 years of Creation,  Performance and Cultural Initiatives. Kinetic Jazz is one such initiative, taken in 2010. The Company has had a life-long love affair with Jazz & Improvised Music. Join us at our anniversary season in September, which features our current music-theatre piece "HOME", plus three of our longstanding friends and associate artists: pianist/composer Kevin Hunt (Friday 25), reeds master/ composer Don Reid (Saturday 26) and keyboard master/ composer Roger Dean (Sunday 27).

Here's the TUNE IN program:  

4.00 pm - DIVERGENCE

The Divergence Jazz Orchestra showcases music created by its own members and by other Australian composers. The band is made up of 19 accomplished young Sydney musicians led by Jenna Cave (conductor/composer) & Paul Weber (trombone). At this concert, Divergence will be joined by Australian jazz legend Miroslav Bukovsky (trumpet) as guest soloist and will present new arrangements of some of Bukovsky’s classic tunes for Ten Part Invention, plus compositions penned by Divergence members. Divergence players: Trombones - Paul Weber, Brendan Champion, Tim Coggins, Luke Davis. Trumpets - Rob Campbell, Paul Murchison, Luke Stephens, Wil Endicot, Will Gilbert. Reeds - Justin Buckingham, Loretta Palmiero, Dave Reglar, Louis Klassen, Tim Clarkson. Rhythm - Luke Liang, Andrew Scott, Hannah James, James McCaffrey.

5.30 pm - AustraLYSIS Electroband

Formed by Roger Dean in 1970 as the innovative European group LYSIS, AustraLYSIS has played in thirty countries, made more than thirty commercial recordings, and is critically acclaimed as “one of the best improvising bands in the world”. The Electroband repertoire is based around free and process/interaction improvisation and comprovisation, mainly using compositions of Roger Dean, many written in the programming platform MAX/MSP. Novel computer interaction, real-time computational sound processing and generation is used to complement and extend the acoustic instruments (primarily piano, saxophones), and often to form a complete continuum with them. Electroband: Roger Dean (piano, computer); Sandy Evans (saxophones); Greg White (computer).

7.00 pm - THE POLYMORPHIC ORKESTRA

Lee McIver (Trumpet/flugelhorn/laptop/samples/FX), Ed Goyer (Vibraphone/ Mallet Kat/Samples and Ed Rodrigues (Drums/Samples) will take you on a sonic journey. The three musicians interface with each other, their instruments and a battery of technology. With the stage as their shed, they build music using the tools at hand. Traditional and non-traditional instruments meld with sampled spoken word, audio stems, FX in pure improvisation exploring texture, tension, melody, colour and release.

8.30 pm - THE KINETIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Formed in 2011 as a Composers Orchestra, this versatile 18-piece organism has developed a unique body of work with a distinct dynamism and feel, focusing on the creation of original work, and nurturing each member’s individual talents. The Orchestra has established itself as a force majeur in the Sydney music scene. At this concert, several new works will be premiered, along recently launched compositions. All by KJO members. And we welcome two guest composers conducting their own work: Niels Rosendahl, fresh from completing his Masters at North Texas University, has written a new piece specifically for the KJO. And sound master Roger Dean, who has an ongoing relationship with the KJO experimenting with improvisation for large orchestra, will conduct his: 'BiKinetic'.  The KJO players: Reeds - Don Reid, Tim Clarkson, Justin Buckingham, Jason Morphett, Scott Simpkins. Trumpets - Mike Kenny, Chris Ellis, Cam McAllister, Paul Meo. Trombones - Matt O’Brien, Gus Lewis, Nich Polovineo, Lee Tuckwell. Rhythm - Hugh Fraser, Ed Goyer, Jeremy Sawkins, Alex Masso, Wilbur Whitta.

And here's the program for the rest of our 40-year anniversary season:

HOME - music theatre with a punch

September 18 - 20. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 6.30pm. Tickets $25/$20/$15

A real look at a surreal world

How to give shape to your hopes and dreams in a world gone mad? The gap between rich and poor is widening. Urban homelessness is increasing at an alarming rate. It's so easy to be pushed down the social ladder. Equal opportunity seems to be more and more like a myth. Set in Sydney, in the now, the play paints a multi-dimensional perspective on the question of homelessness. Stories of defiance and resistance, of pain and pathos, of kindness, vitality and love. Told with much humour, by a host of colourful characters, and placed in a filmic sound-scape, ranging from jazz classics by Bryce Rohde and Gil Evans, to contemporary rap and spoken word poetry. And sprinkled with references to Australian folk song and bits of wisdom gleaned from Shakespeare and Henry Lawson. In true Kinetic Energy style, the play seamlessly interweaves dramatic, poetic and musical textures.

With: Demitra Alexandria, Janaka Biyanwila, Melanie Eden, Jepke Goudsmit, Robert Gray, Graham Jones, Shane Millward, Henriette Tkalec and Forever Tupou. Written & directed by Jepke Goudsmit & Graham Jones. Lights: Sherri Hilario.

ILLUMINATE - images and signature pieces

September 25 & 26 at 8pm. Tickets $25/ $20/ $15.

A selection of excerpts from our body of work, some performed live, others on film, and strung together by stories and images spanning 40 years. Performer/creators Graham Jones & Jepke Goudsmit will be joined live by two long standing associate artists: pianist/composer Kevin Hunt on the Friday, and reeds master/ composer Don Reid on the Saturday. Footage from the archives is curated by Jola & Saha Jones.

Seating is limited for all shows, so we recommend you reserve your tix, at no extra cost, by email or phone at:

kineticenergy@iprimus.com.auor9665 6489

Venue: St Luke’s Hall, 11 Stanmore Road Enmore (opposite 7/11 petrol station. Limited parking on site, so allow time for finding a spot in neighbouring side streets)

Tickets:  $25 full/ $20 low waged & pensioners/ $15 students & children. NB - on 27th: $30/ $25/ $20.

Starting times: Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, Sunday 20th at 6.30pm, Sunday 27th at 4pm.

All inquiries: please phone 9665 6489, or email us at kineticenergy@iprimus.com.au

For a comprehensive view of our history, please go to the Kinetic Energy Theatre Company main page and click HISTORY under Kinetic Energy, and click ABOUT under Kinetic Jazz. 

 

 

 

 

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Jun
14
4:30pm 4:30pm

ONE DAY WINTER GIG - BE THE MUSIC

Sunday 14 June 2015 KINETIC JAZZ

One Day Winter Gig   BE THE MUSIC

At St Luke's Hall  11 Stanmore Rd  Enmore  (opposite 7/11)
Bookings: phone 9665 6489 email info@kineticjazz.com
Tix for the lot: $30 full / $20 concession / $15 students
Box Office & Kinetic Cafe open at 4pm

4.30 pm JURASSIC BARK  

playing a swag of originals by Lee McIver

Lee McIver (Trumpet), Tim Clarkson (Alto & Tenor Sax), Gai Bryant (Alto & Soprano Sax), Stephan Schafer (Baritone Sax), Tim Rollinson (Guitar), Dave Groves (Bass) & Rob Cornish (Drums)

6.00 pm B&M    Ben Hauptmann & Matt McMahon just playing tunes

7.30 pm KINETIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA playing their own home grown

A super dynamic mix representing 3 generations of jazz

Reeds: Don Reid, Tim Clarkson, Justin Buckingham, Jason Morphett, Scott Simpkins

Trumpets: Mike Kenny, Chris Ellis, Cam McAllister, Paul Meo

Trombones: Matt O’Brien, John Hibbard, Ellie Shearer, Lee Tuckwell

Rhythm: Hugh Fraser, Ed Goyer, Jeremy Sawkins, Alex Masso, Wilbur Whitta

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Feb
13
8:30pm 8:30pm

Kinetic Jazz Orchestra, Riley Lee & Roger Dean

A unique concert is coming up: The KINETIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA will be performing at Foundry616 with two very special guests - Shakuhachi Zen-Master RILEY LEE & composer/improviser ROGER DEAN (keyboards/piano, computer)

Foundry616 is located at 616 Harris Street Ultimo. Tickets: $25 Full, $20 Concession. Bookings: 9211 9442 or book online at: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/23124

For our first event in 2015, Kinetic Jazz comes to the Foundry with our very own KINETIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA. This 18-piece ensemble was formed in 2011. It is a ‘Composers Orchestra’, with a focus on creating original work, and nurturing each member’s individual talent. All new works are created with the Orchestra’s particular line-up in mind. Over the years, the Orchestra has developed a unique body of work with a distinct dynamism and feel. Their book also includes a repertoire of timeless gems by Gil Evans and Mike Gibbs, courtesy of two trips Mike made here to conduct our versatile big band. The Orchestra has established itself as a force majeur in the Sydney music scene.

Their concert on 13 February is their third appearance at the Foundry, where you will hear: Don Reid, Tim Clarkson, Jason Morphett, Scott Simpkins, Justin Buckingham (reeds/flutes), Rob Flynn, Paul Weber, Matt O’Brien, Lee Tuckwell, (trombones/tuba), Chris Ellis, Mike Kenny, Cam McAllister, Marty Duck (trumpets/flugelhorn), Ben Hauptmann, Hugh Fraser, Alex Masso, Wilbur Whitta, Ed Goyer (rhythm section). Featured are compositions by Tim Clarkson, Don Reid, Mike Kenny, Cam McAllister and Justin Buckingham.  Also featured are two very special guests, with whom the Orchestra has an ongoing creative relationship. Starting with the eclectic ROGER DEAN.

Roger Dean is a composer, pianist and improviser. He works with keyboards, computers and is one of the doyens of electro-acoustic music here in Australia. He is the founder and artistic director of austraLYSIS. His most recent CD release - MultiPiano (1978-2012), solo and computer interactive piano - was awarded a rare 5 stars Jazz Journal (Europe). John Shand called it: 'a trail-blazer', 'exquisite',  'surprising and disquieting', 'willing grooves'. The Kinetic Jazz Orchestra will play Dean’s "BiKinetic". This is a substantial experimentation in improvisation for large orchestra. It was commissioned by us for the April 2014 Kinetic Jazz Festival. Dean’s second piece is a new work: "February’s Pitch". It features our second special guest, the inimitable RILEY LEE, on shakuhachi.

This will be Riley Lee’s debut performance at the Foundry. Born in America, he studied traditional music in Japan as a young adult. In 1980 he became the first non-Japanese person to attain the rank of Dai Shihan (grand master) in the shakuhachi tradition. Riley settled in Sydney after completing his PhD at the University of Sydney. Riley is a world renowned performer and teacher. He is co-founder of the Japanese festival drum group TaikOz. He has made over sixty commercially released recordings. Apart from featuring in "February’s Pitch", Riley will also play in "Liberty is a Willful Wind" by Don Reid. And at Riley’s request, Don Reid has created a fresh arrangement of Jo Zawinul’s monumental "In a Silent Way" for Riley & the Orchestra.

Our concert wouldn’t be complete or kinetic without some spoken word. Done in a hip and musical way, Graham Jones and Jepke Goudsmit will revive some of their own pieces ("Knitting Text" and "NameGame"), as well as indulge in some jive talk renditions of Shakespeare (Sonnet 116).

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Nov
20
to Nov 23

Kinetic Jazz Spring Festival


From Thursday 20 November until Sunday 23 November 


LIBERATE
(de-clog, de-junk, de-tox, de-flate, go through that gate
re-tune, re-string, and joyously re-verberate…)


Three sets per night: two bands with jazz-theatre in-between.
All three on the one ticket.
Tickets: $30/$20/$15 per night.  Festival pass: $90/$60/$45


At St Luke's Hall & Church, 11 Stanmore Rd, in Enmore
All nights start at 7.30pm, except Sunday: at 5.30pm
 

Bookings and inquiries: info@kineticjazz.com

PROGRAMME:

Thursday 20

+ 2@1 - Guy Strazzullo on guitar & Matt MacMahon on piano. 2-gether amazing.
+ Jazz-Theatre: To the music of the great Thelonious Sphere Monk, the Kinetic Energy Theatre Company present their surreal Ruby & Frankie, in Sweet & Lovely on stage, and Hackensack on the screen… Then their rendition of Buckley's jive-talk piece 'The Nazz'.
+ Jurassic Bark - Sydney premiere, this new septet is led by composer/trumpetplayer Lee McIver, with an outstanding line-up:
Tim Clarkson, Gai Bryant, Nick Bowd, Tim Rollinson, Dave Groves and Rob Cornish.

Friday 21

+ Kevin Hunt Trio & Brenda Gifford - connecting the Aboriginal ancient and the non-Aboriginal new.
+ Jazz-Theatre: see above, under Thursday 20th.
+ Kinetic Jazz Orchestra - Our versatile & spirited 18-piece big band.

Since its inception in 2011, the orchestra has developed an extensive repertoire, with a large scope in feel and sound. Experimentation with rhythm, colour, structure and tonal qualities, whether venturing into the big & bold, or into the exquisite & lyrical, into the familiar or the exotic, it is all there with great nuance and joy.

Tonight the band will play an extended set of works by KJO composers: Don Reid, Tim Clarkson, Cam McCallister, Mike Kenny, Jason Morphett and Justin Buckingham. KJO’s special guest is pianist/composer Tomomi Takahashi.

KJO members are: Don Reid, Tim Clarkson, Jason Morphett, Scott Simpkins, Justin Buckingham (reeds/flutes), Melissa Kenny, Ragan Kang, Matt O’Brien, Lee Tuckwell, (trombones/tuba), Chris Ellis, Mike Kenny, Cam McAllister, Marty Duck (trumpets/flugelhorn), Hugh Fraser, Alex Masso, Wilbur Whitta, Ed Goyer (rhythm section).


Saturday 22

+ Urban Gypsies Quartet - Four masters on strings that set you soaring!
+ Jazz-Theatre: see above, under Thursday 2t0h.
+ Waldo Fabian Quintet - Virtuoso guitarist Waldo Fabian returns with his Latin based jazz quintet. New work, new directions.

Sunday 23

+ Bass Liberation - Dave Ellis brings together 16 double bass players. Get seriously immersed!
+ Jazz-Theatre: see above, under Thursday 20th.
+ Marc Isaacs - Solo jazz piano: a master exploring the jazz piano tradition.

Bookings and inquiries: info@kineticjazz.com

 

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Jun
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Kinetic Jazz Orchestra at Foundry616

21st June 2014 :

The KINETIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA plays at Foundry616, 616 Harris St Ultimo. 8pm. $25/$20. 

Since its formation in 2011, the Kinetic Jazz Orchestra has developed a unique body of work with a distinct dynamism and feel. Being a ‘composers orchestra’, the focus is on the creation of original work and the nurturing of each member’s individual talent. All new works are created with the Orchestra’s particular line-up in mind. This makes for an exciting and indeed electrifying exploration of musical ideas.

Featuring new and recent compositions by Don Reid, Mike Kenny, Cam McAllister and Jason Morphett. The Orchestra will also treat you to a new selection from their Mike Gibbs and Gil Evans repertoire.

KJO members playing at this gig: Don Reid, Evan Atwell Harris, Jason Morphett, Scott Simpkins, Justin Buckingham (reeds/flutes), Melissa Kenny, Greg Chilcott, Frank Dasent, Lee Tuckwell, (trombones/tuba), Chris Ellis, Mike Kenny, Cam McAllister, Marty Duck (trumpets/flugelhorn), Ben Hauptmann, Hugh Fraser, Alex Masso, Bill Risby, Ed Goyer (rhythm section).

Our special guest tonight will be pianist Tomomi Takahashi, premiering a new work by her for piano, with KJO’s Don Reid (soprano sax), Hugh Fraser (bass) and Alex Masso (percussion).    Tomomi is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Composition and a recipient of a John Antill Composition Scholarship Award and of numerous Performer and Teacher Awards from the Yamaha Music Foundation. Tomomi’s versatile activities span many styles and disciplines, from classical, to jazz, to music theatre, and further afield. She is a member of Kinetic Energy Theatre Company, and was a protagonist in their jazz-musical “HOME”.

Kinetic Jazz Co-directors Graham Jones & Jepke Goudsmit and KJO pianist Bill Risby will lead a group of Kinetic Energy Theatre Co members in their version of that famously tongue-in-cheek jive-talk piece ‘THE NAZZ’ (by the inimitable Lord Buckley). This romp through the gospel stories about the Man from Nazareth should supercharge and sweep you up in a sweet swingin’ necklace of Luv! Talkin’ about Luv, Jones & Goudsmit, by public demand, will pull out their Shakespearean Jive-Talk Sonnet 116 for you, too.

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