Doig Collective – “We’re Playing It For The Last Time” – Wednesday, 2nd of June 2021:
Doig Collective re-unites for the first time in 5 years to play the original music of band-leader and pianist Glenn Doig for one last time before he introduces new material later this year.
Glenn has been active on the Sydney jazz scene with his trio, 8-piece Doig Collective, and Doig Big Band since 2007. Doig Trio first debuted at Jazzgroove in 2009, and since then Doig Collective and Doig Big Band have been infrequent regulars at Foundry 616 and Venue 505. In 2011, this band was recorded by ABC Jazz for Mal Stanley’s “Thursday Night Live”. In 2016 the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival commissioned Glenn to write 2 pieces for the debut performance of Pharos.
In recent years performances by the Doig Collective reflected Glenn’s study of the compositions of his mentors including Dale Barlow, Dave Panichi, Mike Nock, and Sean Wayland, but Glenn is now ready to revisit his back catalogue of original compositions from 2009-2019 for one last time before he moves on, with a powerhouse band of Sydney’s best and brightest.
- Glenn Doig – Piano
- Noel Mason – Bass
- Paul Derricott – Drums
- Simon Ferenci – Trumpet
- Alex Silver – Trombone
- Andrew Crago – Alto Saxophone
- Nish Manjunath – Tenor Saxophone
- James Loughnan – Baritone Saxophone