11 October Wednesday – Craig Scott Quintet: Celebrating 10 years
Wednesday 11 October 2017, 8.30pm
The Craig Scott Quintet: Celebrating 10 years
Craig Scott has been one of Australia’s leading bassists for over 30 years and has performed with many of this country’s leading jazz musicians including Don Burrows, James Morrison, Julian Lee, Kerrie Biddell and Judy Bailey.
In 2007 he formed the Craig Scott Quintet and since then the group has performed widely around Australia. Featuring a front line of two of Australia’s leading horn players – Warwick Alder on trumpet and Paul Cutlan on tenor and soprano saxophones, the band also has a firing rhythm section, two of the great ‘younger’ players on the Australian jazz scene: Tim Fisher on piano and Tim Firth on drums. This line-up join Craig Scott on the bass to provide a platform of rhythmic and melodic interplay and are the engine room of the quintet.
In 2012, the quintet released their first CD ‘Timeline’, a collection of original tunes that were recorded live in concert at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
2017 marks their 10th anniversary, so join us for what promises to be an extra special night of the great playing and tunes this band is renowned for.
Warick Alder (trumpet)
Paul Cultan (tenor and soprano saxophone)
Tim Fisher (piano)
Tim Firth (drums)
Craig Scott began his illustrious career in jazz in 1979 with the Keith Stirling Quartet. Since that time he has been a member of many other jazz groups led by such well-known Australian jazz identities as well as accompanying a plethora of visiting international jazz artists including: Joe Henderson, Red Rodney, Urbie Green, Eddie Daniels, Bobby Shew, Clifford Jordan, Nat Adderley, Branford Marsalis, Lee Konitz, Mickey Tucker, James Williams, Ronnie Scott, Frank Morgan, George Cables, Jim McNeely and Mark Levine. He continues to influence the next generation through both his work as a band leader and bass teacher.
Warwick Alder graduated with honours in Jazz Studies from Sydney Conservatorium in 1981 and since then has regularly performed with many major Australian jazz artists including Morrison Bros. Big Bad Band, Ten Part Invention, the Bicentennial Australian Jazz Orchestra which toured Australia and the USA for six months, and Bernie McGann. Warwick has also played with such international stars as Cleo Laine, Joe Williams, Branford Marsalis, and Eartha Kitt. He is constantly in demand on the Australian jazz circuit and is widely regarded as the first choice for jazz trumpet in any situation.
As a versatile multi-instrumentalist, Paul Cutlan has performed with groups as diverse as the Tasmanian and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Ten Part Invention, James Morrison Quintet, Craig Scott Quintet, Judy Bailey, Steve Hunters’ Nine Lives, Clarion Fracture Zone, Wanderlust and GEST8. International acts with whom he has performed include Lou Reed for the 2007 Sydney Festival, American drummer Bobby Previte’s Bitches Brew Project and New York pianist and composer Jim McNeely. Paul also regularly performs with world/jazz group MARA!, The Australian Art Orchestra and his own group the Coltrane Project.
Tim Firth is at the vanguard of the new generation of jazz drummers in Australia. He performs with some of this country’s finest musicians including The Don Rader Quintet, James Muller Trio, Judy Bailey Trio, Theak-tet, Dave Panichi Septet, Kristin Beradi Band, Mark Isaacs Resurgence Band, Errol Buddle, Craig Scott Quintet, John Harkins Trio, Hugh Barrett Trio, Jackson Harrison Trio, Aunty Richard, Chuck Yates Trio, Virna Sanzone, The Hipstones, Nathan Tasker Band, Dan Barnett Big Band, Asli, Carrie Lakin, Daniel Mifsud and many others. In 2011 Tim won the National Jazz Awards Drum Competition at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival.
Tim Fisher has performed with Don Rader, Andrew Speight, John Morrison, James Muller, Phil Stack, Cameron Undy, Craig Scott, Dave Panichi, Gordon Rhytmeister, Ralph Pyl, Mark Taylor, Jackie Cooper, Gregg Arthur and Darren Percival just to name a few. He has featured on several national tours and engagements with James Morrison and Deni Hines. He was also a featured artist with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Big Band in 2007.
General – $21.50 incl booking fee
Concession – $16.50 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show $39.50 incl booking fee
General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show
Date: 11 October 2017
Start time: 20:30
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442