Biddy Healey presents Brazilian-inspired contemporary jazz, with nods to Jobim, Bjork, and the Great American Songbook. This is the world premier of Healey's new project for 9-piece band – with strings, horns, and rhythm section – which she will be recording in New York this summer with an all-star ensemble that includes some of New York's finest jazz musicians. The Nash premier features many of Phoenix's most exciting musical voices, including Megyn Neff, Josiel Perez, Ben Hedquist, Matt McClintock, David Berry, and Chris Stover.
Nash Composers Coalition: 7 & 7
The Nash Composers Coalition returns with “7 & 7”, a follow-up to our most recent program, featuring dueling septets. Once again, there are different NCC line-ups for each half of the performance. The opening group includes:
Mary Petrich-sax, Adam Roberts-sax, Chaz Martineau-sax, Matt Lennex-trombone, Russell Schmidt-piano, Vince Thiefain-bass, Connor Sample-drums
After a brief intermission, the closing septet features:
Biddy Healey-voice, Derek Nellis-trumpet, Keith Kelly-sax, Chris Stover-trombone, Zach Gillespie-piano, Vince Thiefain-bass, Connor Sample-drums
$20, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID)
Odie Ida is launching their DEBUT EP THIS MONTH before Maddie and Biddy skip town for adventures abroad. Maddie's going on an extended, around the world holiday, and Biddy's making New York home for a few years or more.
"When we were recording this EP in 2013 and listening back to the tracks, neither of us could tell our voices apart. That's what happens when you sing with someone who shares your genetic material, who's your bestie, and you create together all the time." -- Maddie (or Biddy, we can't tell from the recording)
Come say goodbye before the band parts company!
(We'll be back Melbourne, this is a long term thing.)
23 June 2016
Doors at 7:30pm
at the GRACE DARLING, Smith Street, Collingwood VIC AUSTRALIA
Thursday 16 June is my BIG FAREWELL to Melbourne. I'm moving to New York where I'll record my debut album. I'm excited to have a send off with a beautiful septet - Bryce Turcato, Felix Watson, Isaac Gunnoo, Maddie Thiele and Maddison Carter, and featuring Aldous Tria on guitar as a last minute hero replacement for Liam Butler Webb who got struck down with the flu.
Come to Uptown Jazz Cafe, 177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne
Hosted by the Melbourne Improvers Collective.