Keyna Wilkins + Carl St Jacques + Elsen Price Triple Solo Bill – Saturday, 17th of July 2021:
Join us for a night of a unique triple solo bill of some of Sydney’s best improvising musicians!
KEYNA WILKINS with special guest SHANE CARPINI.
“New music and jazz composer, and multi-talented musician Wilkins… is in equal parts Debussy, Miles Davis, and flamenco. It all makes for an irresistible mix” – LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE
Keyna Wilkins is a leading musician-composer who performs her own unique compositions, improvisations, and interpretations often with loop pedal and projections. She was one of three national finalists in the APRA/AMCOS Art Music Awards for Individual Excellence 2018. For this show, up-and-coming drummer Shane Carpini will be joining her as a special guest.
Keyna was one of three national finalists in the APRA/AMCOS Art Music Awards for Individual Excellence 2018. In her shows, Wilkins explores the concept of Ad Libitum, stream-of-consciousness improvisations alongside her composed pieces, often using a loop pedal and visual projections.
Her concerts will take you on a journey of impressionistic dream-like sequences alongside landscape depictions, existential philosophical quests alongside whimsical gestures. She has performed her solo show around Australia including Phoenix Central Park, MONA, Sydney Women’s International Jazz Festival, Melbourne Digital Concert Hall, Australian Flute Festival, and many other venues. She has released 4 solo albums; So What Bach (piano improvisations on JS Bach classics), Air In Motion (flute compositions and improvisations), Keys Across The Sky (piano compositions and improvisations), and Jazz Reverie (piano improvisations).
CARL ST JACQUES: Carl St Jacques is one of Sydney’s most creative and open-minded viola players. In his unique solo shows, he explores a myriad of styles such as folk, jazz, and free improvisation, combining his sound with voice and loop pedal creating an original and exciting hybrid of sound worlds.
Miami-born, Carl has international classical training including at Indiana University and Verbier in Switzerland. He plays with Sydney Symphony Orchestra and has held positions Miami Symphony, Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, and Southwest Florida Symphony as well as many chamber groups and has performed around the world in over 20 countries. He also performs regularly with a wide range of Sydney-based group ensembles such as Miriam Lieberman, Tangalo, George Dukas, and the d strings (Greek and classical fusion), Ephemera Ensemble.
ELSEN PRICE: Elsen Price is a Sydney based double bassist with an extensive list of collaborators and work, highlights including featured artist performances at Extended Play Festival, Vivid Festival, Sydney Festival, MONA, Audio Foundation (NZ), 810 Outfit Café (JPN), HAMU (CZRPBLC), Wells Cathedral (ENG), Stewart Melville College (SCTLND) plus associated performances at Woodford Folk Festival, National Folk Festival, Manly Jazz Festival, Darling Harbour Jazz Festival, Kiama Jazz Festival, Australian Blues Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival, BassEurope (PRG), Yilan International Music festival (TWN), Zone Out Festival (Universal), Darling Harbour Australia Day with Leo Sayer, ANZ Stadium for World Masters Games, the SCG for the NRL. As a composer has won awards for soundtrack to ‘Dead Sunrise’ (2016) from International Independent Film Awards and is published by Recital Music (UK). Associated artist performances include Luke Howard (APRA Award Winner), Double Touch (British Airways),
Marais Project, Sydney Symphony, NSW Police Band, Australian Army Band, Barton Price (ARIA hall of fame winner), Sonic Mayhem Orchestra, Keyna Wilkins, Maresuke Okamoto, Josh Groban, Mike Patton, Lee Ranaldo, Sharam Nazeri, Alireza Ghourbani, Adnan Karim, Emma Sullivan, Kirsten Williams, Taikoz, Song Company, Moorambilla Voices and Barry Green (author of ‘The Inner Game of Music’). Elsen is a strong advocate for Australian Music with 6 years as a volunteer presenter of ‘New Australia’ on Eastside FM plus is a committee member of the Australian Arts Party.