Paul Weber

Divergence Perform Downstairs @ The Music Place

When: Thursday 9 June 2016, 8:00pm Where: 179 Parramatta Rd, Annandale (entry on Young st)

Tickets: $10 on the door, (BYO drinks)

Fresh from the recording studio, Divergence Jazz Orchestra will perform new material from their upcoming album release. The performance will include the premiere of new pieces by Jenna Cave and Brendan Champion, as well as music by Luke Davis, Miroslav Bukovsky and Paul Murchison.

CONDUCTOR AND COMPOSER – Jenna Cave

TROMBONES – Paul Weber (Co-Musical Director, lead), Tim Coggins, Rose Foster, Luke Davis (bass)

TRUMPETS AND FLUGELHORNS- Paul Murchison, Rob Campbell, Will Endicott, Paul Meo, Will Gilbert

SAXOPHONES AND WOODWINDS- Justin Buckingham (lead alto, flute), Loretta Palmeiro (alto, soprano, clarinet, flute), Dave Reglar (tenor,alto), Louis Klaasen (tenor), Tim Clarkson (baritone, clarinet)

RHYTHM- Luke Liang (guitar), Andrew Scott (piano), David Groves (bass), James McCaffrey (drums)

 

Divergence (Jenna Cave - conductor and composer; Paul Weber - co-musical director, lead trombone; Brendan Champion, Tim Coggins, Luke Davis - (bass) trombones; Rob Campbell, Will Endicott, Will Gilbert, Paul Meo, Paul Murchison - trumpets and flugelhorns; Justin Buckingham - Lead Alto, Soprano, Flute; Loretta Palmiero - alto, clarinet; Evan Harris - tenor, soprano, flute; Louis Klassen - tenor; Tim Clarkson - baritone, clarinet saxophones and woodwinds; Luke Liang - Guitar; Andrew Scott - piano; David Groves - bass; James McCaffrey - drums; Miroslav Bukovsky - trumpet guest soloist) at the 2015 Capital Jazz Project held at the Street Theatre -- Civic, Canberra, ACT

Album of the week- Eastside Radio

Our new album, "The Opening Statement", is being featured this week as 'album of the week' on local radio station Eastside FM. Eastside is Sydney's best station for  jazz, soul, funk, world music, arts and community news. Thanks Eastside for supporting our music.  Eastside's blog post about our album is here. Order your copy of "The Opening Statement" here.

 

The Opening Statement- album of the week on Eastside Radio

ABC Jazz Debut

On this week's episode of 'Jazz Notes' Divergence Jazz Orchestra made their ABC Jazz debut as Ivan Lloyd presented their brand new album The Opening Statement  to national listeners of the digital network as well as international listeners on Radio Australia. What  a thrill! Ivan had great things to say, so have a listen to the episode online here.

"Apart from superb playing and compositions, it's a technical showcase as well, it's a beautiful recording...You must get it"

Order your copy of the album here.

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Divergence Album Out Now

We are very pleased to announce the release of Divergence Jazz Orchestra's long awaited debut album The Opening Statement. “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

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; 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; 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)

Produced by: Jenna Cave, Paul Weber, Jessica Wells and Guy Gross; Recorded by: Daniel Brown at Trackdown studios 20-21 April 2013; Mixed by: Christo Curtis at Utopia Audio, May & June 2013; Artwork and Design: Dean Ivamy; Photography: Aaron Blakey

Production of this album would not have been possible without the generous financial support of the 125 friends and followers who contributed to our crowd funding campaign. Special mentions to Verona Burgess, Deirdre O’Brien, Felicity Miller, and Dave Lisik for their contributions.

Divergence Jazz Orchestra with Judy Bailey

7:30pm, Thursday July 25 2013 at the Sound Lounge (Seymour Centre) In this special concert supported by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Divergence Jazz Orchestra will be presenting a contrasting set of exciting new Australian music with special guest jazz legend Judy Bailey. Bailey will join Divergence on piano while debuting her work Contrasts, composed especially for this concert. The performance will also premiere new pieces Flamenco Dreams by Jessica Wells, known for her work as a film composer and orchestrator; Circles in Life, a minimalist inspired work by PhD composition candidate Nadia Burgess; and Twerking it Nyabs Style; a raucous New Orleans brass band-inspired tune from band leader Jenna Cave. Recent works by Steve Newcomb, Rafael Karlen, Bill Motzing and Cave will also be performed.

Formed in 2012, the Divergence Jazz Orchestra is made up of some of Sydney’s most talented young jazz musicians, with highlight performances at the Jazzgroove Association, Bohemian Grove and the 2013 Autumn Vibes festival. Their music, by Jenna Cave and other Australian composers, is adventurous and captivating, drawing influence from many idioms including contemporary jazz, West African music, minimalism, swing, hip hop and New Orleans grooves.

Performers: Jenna Cave (composer/conductor), Paul Weber (trombone/co-leader); Dane Laboyrie, Matt Collins, Luke Stephens, Will Gilbert, Paul Murchison (trumpets); Justin Buckingham, Josh Willard, Evan Harris, Louis Klassen, Chris O’Dea (saxes); Brendan Champion, Ellie Shearer, Mitch Nissen (trombones); Luke Liang (guitar), Andrew Scott (piano), Dave Groves (bass), James McCaffrey(drums).

Tickets: $15/20 , book here 

 

 

 

Divergence J.O.'s Next Gig

Come and see what the new generation in Australian jazz has to offer.   The Divergence Jazz Orchestra returns to “the Wall” at the Bald Faced Stag on November 11 for another exciting concert of all-Australian jazz. They will debut music by Steve Newcomb (Brisbane/NY), Elliot Hughes (Melbourne) and Bill Motzing (Sydney), alongside pieces by Jenna Cave.

Divergence was formed in early 2012 by Paul Weber and Jenna Cave to perform repertoire by Cave and other Australian composers. With an average age of just 23 years, Divergence is made up of 18 of Sydney’s most talented young jazz musicians. Together they’ve been impressing audiences with their high energy super-tight ensemble playing and an infectious sense of groove.

At the age of 28 Jenna Cave’s music has been commissioned and performed around Australia by The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (as the 2011 composer in residence), the Melbourne International Women’s Jazz Festival, the Bennett’s Lane Big Band, the Sirens Big Band and the Sydney Con Big Band amongst others. She has composed music for film and TV productions funded by the ABC, Screen Australia and SBS, and has been the recipient of various awards, prizes and scholarships for her composing work and studies.

Paul Weber is a jazz trombone graduate from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (2011). A committed section player, Weber payed his dues as lead trombone in the Sydney Con Big Band (2007-2011), Judy Bailey’s Jazz Connection (2007 to present), and the Sussudio Big Band (2003-2008). A recipient of the prestigious Big Brother Memorium scholarship, Weber travelled to the UK in 2011 to study with Jiggs Whigham, Gordon Campbell and Mark Nightingale; as well as sitting in on rehearsals and a recording session of the BBC Big Band.

WE ARE: Jenna Cave (composer/bandleader), Paul Weber (trombone/bandleader); Dane Laboyrie, Rob Campbell, Matt Collins, Will Gilbert, Paul Meo (trumpets); Justin Buckingham, Josh Willard, Louis Klaassen, Evan Atwell-Harris, Chris O’Dea(saxes); Brendan Champion, Tim Coggins, Mitch Nissen (trombones); Luke Liang (guitar); Dave Groves (bass); James McCaffrey(drums).

7:00 pm, Sunday 11th of November. 

The Wall, Bald Faced Stag Hotel, 343 Parramatta Rd Leichhardt. $10/15

Book tickets: www.gobookem.com. Tickets also available at the door.

www.divergencejazzorchestra.com

 

 

Band Launch success and BoHo gig

 The Divergence Jazz Orchestra are still buzzing after a very successful Band Launch concert at the Bald Faced Stag Hotel on July 29.
We got a great turn out and we were thrilled with the performance. John Hardaker at Orange Press wrote us a great review:

 

We will be following up our band launch by presenting the same set at Bohemian Grove in Surry Hills on Sunday the 26th of August 2012, 7:00pm,  $10.As this is an underground venue please email jenna@jennacave.com for venue location.

 

Please check us out on youtube: Divergence Perform "Jazz Euphoria on Frenchmen Street" at the Band Launch

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BAND LAUNCH- Divergence Jazz Orchestra

 

 

 

 

The Divergence Jazz Orchestra (previously the Lines of Flight Jazz Orchestra) will have its debut performance on the 29th of July 2012.

At our Band Launch we will perform 8 of my pieces dating back to 2006, many of which have been re-written for the new band. We will also perform music by local composers Cameron Earl and Nadia Burgess.

Performers: Jenna Cave (composer/bandleader), Paul Weber (trombone/bandleader); Dane Laboyrie, Rob Campbell, Matt Collins, Will Gilbert, Paul Meo (trumpets); Justin Buckingham, Josh Willard, Louis Klaassen, Evan Atwell-Harris, Chris O’Dea (saxes); Mike Raper, Tim Coggins, Mitch Nissen (trombones); Peter Koopman (guitar); Dave Groves (bass); James McCaffrey (drums).

$10/15 prebook at www.gobookem.com from June 29

 The Wall, Bald Faced Stag Hotel- 343 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt

Sunday July 29, Music starts at 7pm