Where: Foundry 616, 616 Harris St Ultimo
When: Monday March 11, 8pm (book now)
Monday April 1, 8pm
Monday May 6, 8pm
$20 general/ $10 concession on the door
After releasing two albums of original music, the 19-member Divergence Jazz Orchestra have established a unique and inspired artistic voice. Now, after some time away, Divergence returns to Australia’s premier jazz venue, Foundry 616, to deliver their own brand of Australian jazz music with a monthly Monday night residency beginning on 11 March. Directed by Jenna Cave (composer/conductor) and Paul Weber (trombone), Divergence boast a powerful and beautifully balanced orchestral sound anchored in groove, exhibiting immense sensitivity and subtly and breaking from the big band tradition of old.
Join Divergence as they perform works by leading Australian jazz composers Jenna Cave, Bernie McGann, Miroslav Bukovsky, Andrew Murray, Cam McAllister, Andrew Scott and many more. Each of their tunes featured contain that zest, energy and buzz that are at the core of Divergence Jazz Orchestra’s principles, with an affinity for groove that accentuates the validity and freshness of a jazz orchestra in today’s musical landscape.
Director/resident composer and arranger: Jenna Cave
Trombones: Paul Weber (Co-Musical Director, lead), Jacob Parks/Alex Silver, Rose Foster, Luke Davis (bass);
Trumpets and flugelhorns: Matt Collins and James Power (lead), Paul Murchison, Will Endicott, Will Gilbert,
Saxes: Justin Buckingham (lead alto, flute), Loretta Palmeiro (alto, soprano, flute, clarinet), Scott Kelly (tenor, alto), Louis Klaassen (tenor), Bec Scolnik (baritone, bass clarinet).
Rhythm: Yutaro Okuda (guitar), Andrew Scott/Luke Sweeting (piano), Hannah James/Sarah Evans (bass), Mike Quigley/ Alex Hirlian (drums)