Event held on July 19

The Freedom Jazzdance: Double Bill: Showa 44 + Yutaro Okuda

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Event runs from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM


Showa 44 Featuring guitarist Carl Dewhurst and drummer Simon Barker, Showa 44 utilise tuned metallic resonances, rhythmic densities and spontaneous invention via electric guitar and drum set to manifest compelling and evocative soundscapes. "among the world’s finest improvisers”- (John Shand) “the restless exploration of free-spirited improvisers, lives on undiminished.” – Jazz Local Carl Dewhurst | Guitar Simon Barker | Drums and Cymbals Yutaro Okuda Quartet Yutaro Okuda is a Japanese-Australian jazz guitarist, who’ll be premiering a new quartet comprised of Sydney’s best emerging improvisers, Jack Stoneham on alto saxophone, Holly Conner on drums and internationally renowned pianist Alister Spence. The project will explore the vast diversity of sound and texture available through their individual instrumentation and collective expression. Their free improvisation odyssey will include beautiful lyrical motifs in open textural soundscapes, through to dense musical intersections of rhythm. Entering the covid-era off the back of extensive touring through Europe, with Arcing Wires and Japan as a solo artist and with the Satoko Fujii Orchestra. Yutaro performs regularly as sideman, lending his unique voice on guitar to many ensembles within Sydney's contemporary jazz & improvised music scene, including Sam Gill's Scattered, Bri Cowlishaw's Fetherstone, Gavin Ahearn's Memewars & Jenna Cave's Divergence Jazz Orchestra. Jack Stoneham | Alto Saxophone Holly Conner | Drums Alister Spence | Piano Yutaro Okuda | Electric Guitar Entry Cost Adult $25 Concession $15