SIMA presents Jazz: NOW Summer Festival Featuring – Jenna Cave’s Divergence Orchestra – Wednesday, 16th of March 2022:
Dynamic contemporary jazz by one of Sydney’s favourite big bands.
After two critically-acclaimed albums, Jenna Cave’s 19-Piece Divergence Jazz Orchestra return to Foundry 616 with their latest as-yet-unheard recording. The group will be performing expressive new commissions by multi-award-winning composers Paul Cutlan and Miroslav Bukovsky.
Their first two albums The Opening Statement (2013) and Fake It Until You Make It (2016) proved this ensemble was a creative powerhouse that spares no expense.
DIRECTOR/RESIDENT COMPOSER: Jenna Cave
TROMBONES: Paul Weber (Co-Musical Director, lead), Alex Silver, Cailey Mei Soon, Luke Davis (bass)
TRUMPETS AND FLUGELHORNS: Matt Collins, James Power, Racheal Brynes, Will Endicott, Will Gilbert
SAXOPHONES AND WOODWINDS: Loretta Palmeiro (lead alto, soprano, clarinet, flute), Abi McCunn (alto, flute) Dave Reglar (tenor, alto, clarinet), Louis Klaassen (tenor, clarinet), Laura Power (baritone, clarinets)
RHYTHM: Yutaro Okuda (guitar), Adrian Keevill (piano), Hannah James (bass), Mike Quigley (drums)
GUESTS: Marie Le Brun (voice) Miroslav Bukovsky (trumpet)
SIMA would like to thank the City of Sydney, Create NSW, Live Music Australia, and Australia Council for the Arts for their generous funding towards the Jazz: NOW Summer Festival program.