Sirens Big Band presents [A]part

“This jazz ensemble… can roar as one like an Ethiopian lion or fly like a bullet train, and yet also bristles with world-class soloists who are given free rein to blow and blow and blow.” OrangePress.net  

Dynamic super-collective, Sirens Big Band performs an epic 1 hour suite by Ellen Kirkwood, featuring Andrea Keller (piano), Sandy Evans (saxophones) and Gian Slater (voice).  Bringing new sounds to the traditional big band setting, Sirens Big Band are passionate about increasing gender diversity in jazz through their predominantly female and trans line-up.

Support artist: The Young Women’s Jazz Orchestra

7.30pm Tuesday 13th November, Foundry 616

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Sirens Big Band

Sirens Big Band presents [A]part: an epic 1 hour suite by Ellen Kirkwood, featuring Andrea Keller (piano), Sandy Evans (saxophones) and Gian Slater (voice).

This performance will launch the album recording of [A]part; Kirkwood’s ground breaking and captivating response to world issues including climate change, the refugee crisis and the omnipresence of the internet. [A]part was a finalist for Jazz Work of the Year in the APRA Art Music Awards.

A dynamic super-collective bringing new sounds to the traditional big band setting, Sirens Big Band are passionate about increasing gender diversity in jazz through their predominantly female and trans line-up. Trumpeter and composer Ellen Kirkwood is rapidly gaining recognition for her daring and imaginative works. She was a 2017 finalist in the Freedman Jazz Fellowships, and won the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award in 2012.

The Young Women’s Jazz Orchestra

This 17 peice Orchestra of talented young women aged 16-23 are a vibrant and fun collective who play mostly Australian contemporary jazz. This group is an initiative of Sirens Big Band, and is directed by Ellen Kirkwood.

This performance has support from the Australia Council for the Arts.