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Packed crowd relished live jazz vibes

Two dynamic jazz ensembles brought a great vibe to Mary’s Underground in Circular Quay on July 22.

A new collaboration between Sandy Evans (tenor, soprano saxophones) and Andrew Robson (alto, baritone saxophones) offered fresh compositions from them and inspired improvisations from the whole quartet, which includes Brett Hirst (double bass) and Hamish Stuart (drums).

Andrew Robson, Sandy Evans and Brett Hirst. Photo: Stephen Webb

Returning home from Berlin, veteran Sydney saxophonist Richard Maegraith and vocalist Kristin Berardi launched their third album, Listening with your Eyes under the pseudonym Galaxstare. Guest hip-hop artist 21monks joined on a selection of compositions, bringing his unique cross-genre experience to the mic. Gary Daley (keys), Jonathan Zwartz (double bass) and Tim Firth (drums) also featured in the line-up.

Vocalist Kristin Berardi. Photo: Stephen Webb

The Energy of Jazz: NOW was a sold-out SIMA event enjoyed by happy crowd, eager to be watching jazz live again.

Richard Maegraith, Gary Daley, Kristin Berardi, Jonathan Zwartz and Tim Firth. Photo: Stephen Webb

These photos by Stephen Webb show just how pleased the performers were to be back on stage and performing together too.

Hamish Stuart. Photo: Stephen Webb
Richard Maegraith and 21monks. Photos: Stephen Webb
Sandy Evans. Photo: Stephen Webb
Andrew Robson and Sandy Evans. Photos: Stephen Webb

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