Fake It Until You Make It (2016)
Divergence Jazz Orchestra

Following a highly acclaimed debut album release in 2013, Divergence Jazz Orchestra release their second album ‘Fake It Until You Make It’ – featuring original music composed by Jenna Cave, Brendan Champion, Luke Davis, Paul Murchison and Miroslav Bukovsky – performed by some of Sydney‘s most versatile young musicians.

Each tune on this album contains that zest, energy and buzz that are at the core of Divergence Jazz Orchestra’s principles and an affinity for groove that accentuates the validity and freshness of a jazz orchestra in today’s musical landscape. All of the compositions on this release show originality, and the mix of sound worlds vary from swing to New Orleans to gospel ballads featuring luscious harmonies, exciting writing and all of the features that make for a top-notch jazz album.

Conductor/Producer
Jenna Cave (composer tracks 2-7)

Rhythm Section
Luke Liang (guitar)
Andrew Scott (piano)
David Groves (bass)
James McCaffrey (drums)

Saxophones and Woodwinds:
Justin Buckingham (alto, flute)
Loretta Palmeiro (alto, soprano, clarinet)
David Reglar (tenor, alto)
Louis Klaassen (tenor)
Tim Clarkson (baritone, bass clarinet)

Trombones
Paul Weber (Co-Director)
Brendan Champion
Tim Coggins
Luke Davis (bass)

Trumpets and Flugelhorns
Paul Murchison
Rob Campbell
Will Endicott
Paul Meo
Will Gilbert

THIS IS VIRTUOSO HORN WRITING

– JOHN HARDAKER, AUSTRALIAN JAZZ.NET

 

 

The Opening Statement (2013)
DIVERGENCE JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Independently produced and funded,  The Opening Statement is a showcase of the music of bandleader Jenna Cave. The collection of selected works, composed between 2006 to 2013, were rewritten for Divergence Jazz Orchestra in collaboration with Paul Weber, and collectively developed for performance by the ensemble. At the time of recording the group was made up of 18 of Sydney’s most committed young jazz musicians, aged 19 to 34, who shared a special interest in performing original large ensemble music.

Composer and Conductor
Jenna Cave

Saxophones and Woodwinds:
Justin Buckingham (lead alto, soprano, flute)
Joshua Willard (alto, clarinet)
Evan Harris (tenor, flute)
Michael Avgenicos (tenor)
Chris O’Dea (baritone)

Rhythm Section
Luke Liang (guitar)
David Groves (bass)
James McCaffrey (drums)

 

 

Trombones
Paul Weber (Co-Musical Director, lead)
Brendan Champion
Tim Coggins
Mitchell Nissen (bass)

Trumpets and Flugelhorns
Dane Laboyrie (lead)
Matthew Collins
Luke Stephens
Paul Meo
Will Gilbert

Produced by
Jenna Cave, Paul Weber, Jessica Wells & Guy Gross

“Four stars…A highly listenable album… Cave has established herself as a top-level composer, arranger and conductor in Australian jazz” – John McBeath, The Australian newspaper

“Four stars…Divergence Jazz Orchestra is remarkably strong and consistently pleasing… Cave writes with depth and maturity well beyond her years, a virtue not lost on the DJO, which carries out her wishes to the letter.” – Jack Bowers, ALL