Sirens Big Band, Sydney’s 17-piece super-collective, will hit the stage at Foundry 616 on October 11th. This is big band music, but not as you’ve heard or seen it before – jazz melds with Middle Eastern, Latin and African grooves with original offerings from composers within and outside of the band. This is exciting, accessible and danceable music presented by some of Sydney’s finest musicians. Led by bassist Jessica Dunn, the ensemble also features Ellen Kirkwood (JRMA winner, Captain Kirkwood, Fat Yahoozah, Mister Ott), Loretta Palmeiro (Spyglass Gypsies), Lauren Benson (That Red Head), and Milan Ring (Milan, Spit Syndicate, Alphamamma).
With 5 years under their belts they’ve performed at many major festivals across Australia including Sydney Festival (2011, 2012), Brisbane Festival, Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival, Canberra’s Capital Jazz Project and SIMA International Women’s Jazz Festival which saw them performing a concert with New York baritone saxophonist, Claire Daly. Sirens have been apart of the prestigious Bundanon Trust residency program and have released their debut album, Kali and the Time of Change, to critical acclaim.
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“The Sirens are… all-funky and all-embracing in their influences… It is a combination you won’t get anywhere else and they are one of Sydney’s - if not Australia’s - treasures” John Hardaker - AustralianJazz.net
Saxophones – Loretta Palmeiro (lead), Rebecca Grubb, Ruth Wells, Harrison Harding, Phillipa Murphy-Haste
Trombones – Rose Foster (lead), Emma-Rose Riley (trombone/congas), Rosie Woods, Rosie Marks-Smith (bass bone)
Trumpets – Claire Hollander (lead), Ellen Kirkwood, Lisa Gori, Heather Prowse
Rhythm Section - Jessica Dunn (bass), Milan Ring (guitar/vocals), Emma-Grace Stephenson (piano), Lauren Benson (drums/vocals)
No shows booked at the moment.