8.30pm Wednesday 8 November, Foundry 616
“One of the most unforgettably lyrical voices in modern music”
“One of the most compelling voices to emerge on her instrument in recent years” – All About Jazz
For five years, Nadje Noordhuis and James Shipp have regularly
performed their celestial duo compositions in intimate venues around
New York City. Their innovative blend of electronics with vibraphone
and trumpet is showcased on their debut album together, Indigo,
released to coincide with their Australian performances. Nadje is here
as one of the National Jazz Awards judges, coming to us from
Wangaratta International Jazz Festival.
Described as “one of the most unforgettably lyrical voices in modern
music”, Nadje plays in New York City with the Maria Schneider
Orchestra, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Rudy Royston 303, and
leads her own quintet. Nadje released her long-awaited originals
album in 2012 – “a luxurious autobiography in music”.
From Maryland, USA, James Shipp is the leader of Nós Novo, which
takes a culture-blending approach to traditional Irish repertoire, and
Choro Dragão, featuring non-traditional instruments playing the music
of Rio de Janeiro. The evening begins with Nadje and James’ magical
Indigo duo, after which they’re joined on-stage by the festival band.
NADJE NOORDHUIS trumpet, flugelhorn, effects JAMES SHIPP
vibraphone, percussion, synthesizers THOMAS BOTTING bass
TIM FIRTH drums