Sirens Big Band: [A]part : Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival 2018
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.
Featured Australian Works
||[A]part (big band with soloists) (2017) by Ellen Kirkwood|
— performed by Sandy Evans, Gian Slater, Andrea Keller and Sirens Big Band
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