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Divergence@ Jazzgroove in May

The Divergence Jazz Orchestra are excited to announce that we will be performing at the Jazzgroove Associations' new venue at 107 Projects fresh from our album recording at Trackdown Studios. The Jazzgroove Association have been supporting and promoting Australian Jazz  (with a focus on emerging artists) for 15 years with weekly concerts, jams, a summer jazz festival and their own record label. We are thrilled to be included on their weekly concert bill in May.

Tuesday May 14 2013, 9:30pm. 107 Redfern Street, Redfern NSW. $15/8

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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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Divergence Jazz Orchestra and Upcoming Performances

Paul Weber and I have been busy getting charts and personnel ready for the first rehearsal of our new band, the Divergence Jazz Orchestra (previously known as the Lines of Flight). The band will be playing all of my music, and we have some really great young players from the Sydney jazz scene on board.  

There are a few other bands around Australia who are playing my charts at the moment.

The Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra will include two of my charts commissioned by WAYJO in 2011 in their next gig-

Monday February 27, 8-11pm

The Apartment, 401 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

 

A new band starting in Newcastle the Wednesday Night Big Band will feature four of my charts at their premiere gig.

Wednesday 19th of April, 8-10pm

Lizzotte's, 31 Morehead St, Lambton, Newcastle