SIMA presents Jazz: NOW Summer Festival featuring – Double Bill: The Emma Stephenson Quartet + Yutaro Okuda Quartet – Wednesday, 23rd of February 2022:
Throwing yourself into the deep has a unique effect on creativity and innovative.
Emma Stephenson has been recognized as a pianist and composer of exceptional ability. Her time abroad saw her play and connect with musicians across the piano bar circuit of New York. In this performance, with a new band that blends modern jazz and contemporary pop, Emma hits the SIMA stage for the first time since returning to Australia.
Japan and Australia-inspired guitarist Yutaro Okuda’s fusion of traditional and contemporary music. Premiering a new suite of compositions, expect high-intensity improvisation, angular contours, and shifting harmonic colours.
Don’t miss two creative forces in concert at Foundry 616!
- Emma Stephenson – Piano & Vocals
- Oli Nelson – Drums
- Felix Lalanne – Guitar
- Cam Undy – Bass
- Yutaro Okuda – Guitar
- Wilbur Whitta – Piano
- Jacques Emery – Double Bass
- Angus Mason – Drums
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.