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).
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.
The Energy of Jazz: NOW was a sold-out SIMA event enjoyed by happy crowd, eager to be watching jazz live again.
These photos by Stephen Webb show just how pleased the performers were to be back on stage and performing together too.