THE TRANSYLVANIACS AND ANOESIS:
Romania – A small country with diverse music, heard at jazz festivals in busy cities and on dead-end streets in hidden villages. The two bands playing tonight have experienced both, bringing you an eclectic mix of Transylvanian village music and modern jazz.
The Transylvaniacs have held many microphones to this music in interestingly decorated dark rooms, playing traditional music from these parts in Sydney for over 30 years. Anoesis placed runner-up in the Bucharest International Jazz festival in May 2019 and will be sharing their original compositions, some of which were inspired by their trip to the capitol.
The Transylvaniacs are Mark Richards (violin), Sally Corry (viola, violin), Gemma Turner (voice), Tim Meyen (cimbalom), Joseph Kanti (double bass), Anti Stopic (violas, double bass).
Anoesis are Greg Stopic (alto saxophone), Alistair Johnston (tenor saxophone), Eitan Muir (electric guitar), Tomas McKeever-Ford (upright bass), Cy Donkin (drums & percussion).