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.