16 May Weds – UNSW Third Year Recitals
Wednesday 16 May, 8.00pm
FREE ENTRY tonight!
Performing their end of semester recitals as part of their Creative Practice course at UNSW, all three musicians explore the creative fields of improvisation in which jazz has taken part.
Alistair Johnston plays tenor saxophone in the quintet “Anoesis” with fellow UNSW jazz students. He plays tenor saxophone in the UNSW Advanced Jazz ensemble (recently performed for Jazz at the Pav and with Satoko Fuji) lead by Australian pianist and composer Alister Spence as well as gigging around greater Sydney and doing occasional studio work. Alistair’s performance will focus on free improvisation through motivic development and group interplay, exploring ways to create a tangible aspect to the music by giving a physical presence to each motif and bridging the gap between the performers’ creative, emotional and intellectual process, as well as the audience’s sensibilities.
Also a member of the quintet “Anoesis”, Tomas McKeever Ford has been playing Double Bass for eight years. During that time he has performed in multiple ensembles including Orchestras, Big Bands/Concert Bands, Chamber Groups, Jazz Groups, Musical Theatre pits and more. In 2016 he released his own collaborative project of original compositions “Half an Arse on the Handle”, featuring multiple styles and musicians from Sydney. Tomas will be performing pieces that he has arranged himself from their original contexts into new works of their own; whether through instrumentation or style. From Baroque to Jazz, Folk, Flamenco Rhumba and Hip-Hop, he will be exploring the possibilities of the Double Bass throughout different musical styles and attempt to provide a new perspective on the genres and their similarities.
Greg Stopic is an emerging jazz saxophonist and composer, playing alto saxophone in the jazz quintet “Anoesis”, who in March 2018 released their second single ‘Modernismus’ (one of Greg’s compositions). Greg also performs in a contemporary saxophone quartet with the Seaside Wind Ensemble. Mentored by the established jazz legends Sandy Evans, Mike Rivett and Paul Cutlan, Greg has flourished in his courses taking opportunities to perform in many contexts: masterclasses, UNSW showcases, and external gigs. The three pieces that Greg will be performing are all contemporary Australian jazz compositions from Mike Rivett, Barney McAll, and Sandy Evans.
Alistair Johnston – Tenor Saxophone
Tomas McKeever Ford – Double Bass
Greg Stopic – Alto Saxophone
Eitan Muir – Electric Guitar
Patrick Rogers – Drums, Percussion
Caroline Kwan – Flute
Andrew Scott – Piano, Accordion
Jeremy Lloyd – Flamenco Guitar
Free entry tonight!
General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show
Date: 16 May 2018
Start time: 20:00
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442