Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival and Foundry616 present Leonie Cohen Trio plus special guests Paul Cutlan & Nicky Crayson
LEONIE COHEN TRIO
plus special guests PAUL CUTLAN & MAREE STEINWAY
Leonie Cohen is a gifted jazz pianist and composer who has appeared at the Melbourne Festival, Sydney Festival and the Sydney Opera House. Cohen’s trio will be fleshed out with saxophone from Paul Cutlan, a multi-instrumentalist who has worked with Lou Reed, Jerry Lewis and Michael Bublé, as well as being a long-standing member of the Australian Art Orchestra, and the ARIA winning world music group MARA! The quartet will perform compositions that combine jazz, classical and traditional Jewish melodies before vocalist and improviser Maree Steinway joins them to perform a thrilling array of jazz standards. Steinway’s vocals are rich with expression, referencing the great female jazz vocalists greats with alluring originality.
Leonie Cohen (piano) Maree Steinway (vocals) Paul Cutlan (saxophone) Hugh Fraser (double bass) Nic Cecire (drums)