09 November – SIWJF: RENATA ARRIVOLO, TRIBUTE TO GERI ALLEN // ZELA MARGOSSIAN QUINTET
Thursday 9 November, 8.30pm
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Festival Hub Foundry 616 hosts performances of this exciting annual festival produced in association with The Sydney Improvised Music Association.
The Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival (SIWJF) was established in 2012 with support from the City of Sydney. Its goal is to create an annual world class international jazz festival with an emphasis on Women in Jazz, that will enthuse audiences and highlight Sydney as a major international city of music and culture.
The festival presents a remarkably diverse roster of established stars on the international jazz scene alongside a lineup of exceptionally talented local artists in a dynamic program of ticketed and free events.
Continuing the festival off tonight is: RENATA ARRIVOLO, TRIBUTE TO GERI ALLEN // ZELA MARGOSSIAN QUINTET
“Her compositions and improvisational ideas… tell stories, take you on journeys” – Andrew Lorien, Colbourne Ave
Renata Arrivolo plays regularly with her trio and quartet, which has had numerous residencies around Sydney. Renata has worked and studied with great pianists such as Aaron Goldberg and Kevin Hays.
Her festival performance will be a very special tribute to hugely influential jazz pianist, composer, Guggenheim Fellow and role model for women worldwide, Geri Allen, who passed away aged 60 on June 27 this year.
Hailed as one of the most accomplished pianists and educators of her time, Geri collaborated frequently with our other festival star, Terri Lyne Carrington, who said, “The jazz community will never be the same with the loss of one of our geniuses, Geri Allen.”
Renata, renowned for “the joy and generosity in her performances”, is moved to honour Geri’s legacy with this special performance of Geri’s own music – a moving monument to this colossal jazz icon.
RENATA ARRIVOLO piano MAX ALDUCA bass CAMERON REID drums
Zela Margossian Quintet
Zela Margossian’s music is a reflection of her journey in life. Born in Beirut of Armenian heritage, Zela’s music bears influences from the rich and colourful cultures that she represents.
During her years studying piano performance in Armenia, Zela developed a great passion for the unique Armenian ethno-jazz that she experienced in the lively local scene. After moving to Sydney, she embarked on a new journey of nurturing this passion and has been making her mark here as a blossoming composer and artist.
Zela’s music is best described as a fusion of folk and jazz, particularly carrying influences from Armenian traditional music. She will be performing with a line-up of talented, multicultural musicians from Sydney who seamlessly combine their authentic sounds to create an exotic musical atmosphere that is sure to take you on an emotive and pleasurable journey.
ZELA MARGOSSIAN piano
STUART VANDEGRAAFF clarinet, nay, saxophone
ELSEN PRICE double bass
ADEM YILMAZ percussion
ALEXANDER INMAN-HISLOP drums
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General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show
Date: 9 November 2017
Start time: 20:30
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442