Thanks to everyone who came along to this performance. It was a great gig and what a venue!
Thanks Yaron for creating Qirkz.
JEREMY ROSE QUARTET
Sydney-based saxophonist and composer Jeremy Rose was awarded the 2009 Bell Award for Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year, and has been co-leading successful emerging bands The Vampires, The Strides, Compass, as well as working with veteran Australian pianists Mike Nock and Judy Bailey.
"Rose is celebrating the CD release of his Australian/Norwegian Project, Chiba. Recorded in Oslo 2008 with
two Norwegian and two Australian musicians, Chiba explores Rose's depth as a composer. Drawing on the lyricism of Bill Frisell and the harmonic language of Wayne Shorter, his melodic compositions invite the players to a common meeting point between individual and group improvisation. The music will be performed by his Australian edition of the group, The Jeremy Rose Quartet."
Jeremy Rose (alto + soprano saxophone) Jackson Harrison (piano) Alex Boneham (bass) James Waples (drums)
www.jeremyrose.com.au - under construction but could be ready any day now!
..Rose's compositions being more interesting the more they strayed from the jazz tradition. His soprano saxophone playing was especially fluent, melodic and intense… - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald (October 2007)
I consider saxophonist Jeremy Rose to be one of Sydney's most outstanding young composer/bandleaders. - Mike Nock (2007)
The music is indicative of Rose’s broad influences and experiences, drawing on the lyricism of Bill Frisell and the harmonic language of Wayne Shorter. His melodic compositions invite the players to a common meeting point between individual and group improvisation. When compared to Rose’s other projects, such as the groove-based Vampires or the highly composed music of Compass, Chiba has a contemporary jazz focus which allows the four musicians to explore their background of jazz and creative music. Guitarist Kim Johannesen’s playing is a highlight of the group, with a broad palette of sounds and ideas, contributing some of the finest solo moments.
VISIT JEREMY'S WEBSITE
and get the street address (let them know how many people wanna come). They'll write back with the address and extra info. This might sound strange, but it is SOO worth it. The place is beautiful and surprising, wonderful and inspiring. The walls are absolutely crambed with collectibles from carousel horses to wombles and much much more. It is like winning the golden ticket to the chocolate factory...
“…a great new space - it’s called Qirkz and is the brainchild of Monsieur Camembert’s Yaron Hallis. It’s a great space – there are places to sit (for those who like to watch), a dance-floor, and ante-room where you can talk. It’s also full of the most amazing objets d’art, bizarre kitsch and all sorts of, well, quirky stuff. Its also BYOG (think of the savings!) and you can bring your own snacks or picnic…a civilised joint, in short.”
MISINTERPROTATO WITH FROY
www.misinterprotato.com - www.myspace.com/misinterprotato
www.froyaagre.com - www.myspace.com/froyaagre
based trio Misinterprotato are embarking on one of their most inventive and captivating tours t
o date collaborating with the stunning sounds of Norwegian Saxophonist/Composer Froy Aagre
The Brisbane trio, comprising Sean Foran (piano), John Parker (drums) and Pat Marchisella (acoustic bass), are
developing their work with Aagre whom they met while studying together at the Banff Centre Canada in 2005.
“We found a common interest in music making and a definite appreciation for each others work, and it was just
really a matter of time until we could schedule some shows together.”
Misinterprotato pianist Sean Foran says. “Last year while I was studying in the UK, Froy and I made some plans to record and tour Australia together in 2010. Then we met up in France at the MIDEM Conference in January and it was all go from there.” The tour enables the quartet to give audiences the chance to experience exciting new arrangements and new works written for the ensemble before the group head into the studio in early November.
Misinterprotato continue to soar, with a performance at the MIDEM Conference in France in January 2009, pianist Sean Foran winning the APRA Professional Development Award and their recent album “Variations” being released in the UK in late 2009.
Similarly, Froy Aagre is an emerging star on the European scene. With sold-out performances at the London Jazz Festival, collaborations with trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and tours around Scandinavia, Canada, Japan and the UK, Aagre’s enticing lyricism will be a perfect match for the rhythmically exciting interactions of Misinterprotato.
"intelligent and sometimes moodily reflective, but always in touch with their jazz origins. Foran's piano style is brimful of ideas applied equally well to ballads and up-tempo pieces" - 4* The Australian
"Variations, quite simply, is dazzling, building on the band's interests in improvisation, the avant-rock of later Radiohead and the minimalism often associated with European jazz label ECM." - The Courier Mail
There is an unhurried grace in the way Aagre goes about her business, not interested in dazzling you with technique, but beguilling you with melody. - Stuart Nicholson, Jazzwise (UK)