Places + Spaces present The Java Quartet for Cockatoo Calling on Cockatoo Island
PERFORMING ON Saturday 13th November, 2010
Images and video from the Cockatoo Island performance on 13th November.
2010 performances are now complete. Thanks so much to our artists and audiences and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust for making them such a success. If you would like to be kept in the loop for future performances please do join our mailing list.
The Java Quartet is well schooled in the Jazz tradition and has built on those concepts in presenting music with dash and a contemporary flair." Frank Rubolino, Cadence Magazine. On the local front they have played at every major jazz venue and festival in the country.
“Shadow Dancing” was nominated for an APRA for “Most Performed Jazz Work” by the national performing rights association. Kenny Weir of The Sun Herald Sun (Melbourne) succinctly evaluated the group’s appeal when reviewing the next album Deep Blue Sea: “Mostly, though, the Java Quartet inhabits its own space, unlike that of any other aggregation, in Australia or anywhere else - supremely melodic, full of taut, yet limpid, grooves and packed with soul”.
2010 finds the group extending its musical palette with Rejavanation, a collection of remixes and new material incorporating the meditative aesthetics of contemporary dj/dance culture and Hindustani ragas.
Michael Galeazzi - acoustic bass
Mike Quigley - drums
Matt Ottignon - sax
Bobby Singh - tabla
Where: Cockatoo Island, behind the ferry wharf on the grass area in front of the camp site, known as Memorial Park. This is to the right as you alight from the ferry.
When: From 5 to 7pm on each Saturday from 13 November through to 4th December.
Transport: Ferry or water taxi. We have timed the performances so you can catch the last ferry back to Circular Quay, or of course you can stay overnight on the camp site. Visitcamp ground information
Catering: The kiosk is open which supplies alcohol and other drinks. There is food, but the menu is slightly reduced after 5pm
Of course, you can always bring a picnic hamper. NB ALCOHOL CANNOT BE BOUGHT ONTO THE ISLAND
Family Friendly: the performances will take place outdoors, so stake out your own space on the grass.
Weather: If it is rainy we will perform at an indoor venue. Information will be available at the Muster Station Visitor Centre.