21 year old pianist and composer Andy Butler graduated from the ANU School of Music in 2011 with first class honours and the Bernhard Neumann Memorial Prize.. As the recipient of a 2012 Australia Council JUMP Mentoring Grant, Andy has been studying with internationally renowned pianist and composer, Steve Newcomb and formed his Large Ensemble specifically to perform works developed during this time. Butler's compositions achieve a compelling co-exsistence of improvised and notated musical ideas, incorporating influences from a vast array of idioms.
Features: John Mackey, Niels Rosendahl, Matt Handel, Tom Fell, Miroslav Bukovsky, Alex Raupach, Ax Long, Scott Temby, Rob Lee, Valdis Thomann, Patrick Langdon, Mark Sutton, Peter McGovern, Rohan Dasika, and Andy Butler.
Recently returned from a stint in the USA, bassist/composer Jerjen is the recipient of a 2012 Australia Council JUMP Mentoring Grant, enabling him to study with the likes of Bill Cunliffe, George Miraz and John Patitucci. Leading a world class ensemble (John Mackey, Miroslav Bukovsky, Niels Rosendahl, Luke Sweeting and Mark Sutton), Jerjen debuts compositions and arrangements inspired by Hank Mobley's landmark recording, Soul Station.
Following the live audition at the prestigious University of North Texas (UNT) College of Music in February 2012 (where Niels' attendance was made possible by an overwhelming response from the local community in attending the Audition Fundraiser Concert), Niels has been offered a place at UNT in the Master of Music - Jazz Performance program, commencing in August 2012 in Denton, Texas.
Come and see Niels' last concert under his own name in Australia, before he heads off to the USA for a couple of years to undertake this prestigious higher degree.
Joining Niels in this performance are renowned musicians and great friends presenting a program of hard-bop classics and contemporary tunes - just plain fun!
Proceeds from the concert will go towards Niels' tuition fees at the University of North Texas.
Niels Rosendahl: Saxophone
Michael Azzopardi: Keyboards
Anna Azzopardi: Electric Violin
James Luke: Bass
Mark Sutton: Drums
Don't miss this chance to catch a double dose of Azzopardi (on break from the Jersey Boys Australia tour) and one of Rosendahl's last performances in Australia before re-locating to the USA for two years - all infused with the exceptional grooves laid down by Luke and Sutton. Not to be missed!!!
Throughout the history of jazz, the tenor saxophone has remained in the forefront of the sounds and styles which have influenced and shaped the music. From Colemand Hawkins and Lester Young, to Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter and Michael Brecker, these definitive exponents (and others) have not only shaped the sound of the instrument, but have been essential to what jazz has become. This concert presents both original compositions and standard jazz repertoire to celebrate the past and present sounds of the tenor saxophone in jazz.
John Mackey: Tenor Saxophone
Niels Rosendahl: Tenor Saxophone
Andy Butler: Piano
Rohan Dasika: Bass
Mark Sutton: Drums
John Lingard Hall, Alexander Street, Red Hill, ACT
Buy Tickets$30 per head (children 12 yrs and under: $15)
Help Niels raise funds to attend a live audition at the University of North Texas, College of Music. This concert will feature Niels performing original Rosendahl jazz repertoire with some of the region's (and country's) finest musicians:
Vertical is an Australian jazz quartet featuring original compositions and arrangements reminiscent of John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau and the later periods of Miles Davis. The musicians use the band as a vehicle for exploring their new compositional ideas while maintaining a strong emphasis on spontaneous ensemble interaction.
Vertical features a strong pedigree of Australian musicians:
Eric. C. Ajaye - Bass
Paul Dal Broi - Piano/Keyboard
Christopher Thwaite - Drums & Cymbals
Niels Rosendahl - Saxophones