Event held on June 16

Gian Slater Album Launch & Underwards

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Event runs from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM


Gian Slater “Grey Is Ground” Album Launch Vocalist / Composer, Gian Slater is well-known in jazz and contemporary music circles in Australia and abroad. She has long been a singer’s singer: an individualist whose vocal artistry and sophisticated song writing have forged a creatively adventurous career. Gian Slater – Voice/Piano/Synth Barney McAll – Piano/Synth Simon Barker- Drums Award-winning trumpeter and composer Ellen Kirkwood leads her latest project – a quartet of talented locals, presenting nature-inspired and climate change-reactive works which exemplify her signature characterful and moody composition style. With her are Hilary Geddes on guitar (Visions of Nar, The Buoys), Nick Henderson on bass and synths (Arcing Wires, Emily-Rose and the Wild Things) and Alex Inman-Hislop (Barney McAll Quintet, Zela Margossian Quintet), bringing her music to life with skill and vibrancy. In her works for Underwards, Kirkwood evocatively combines composed material with eclectic group and solo improvisations, to fuel the imagination with imagery, feeling and a healthy dose of weird. "Ellen Kirkwood's music has that rare quality that characterises the music of the best composers: A truly unique, original voice that leaves you dying to hear the next piece." - Dr Sandy Evans, OAM Ellen Kirkwood - Trumpet, Vocals, Loops Hilary Geddes - Guitar Nick Henderson - Electric Bass, Synths Alex Inman-Hislop - Drums Entry Cost Adult $40 Concession $30