“Unpredictable, wildly creative, and uncompromising … Fujii is an absolutely essential listen for anyone interested in the future of jazz."
Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz
Join us for a spectacular night of contemporary original improvised music!
The 2017 Roger Covell Fellow: virtuoso piano improviser/composer Satoko Fujii and extraordinary trumpet soloist, Natsuki Tamura will join creative forces with UNSW’s own Advanced Jazz Ensemble to play a set of Satoko’s compositions. Then Satoko will take up the baton to conduct the UNSW Jazz Orchestra performing her 2016 composition 'Fukushima Suite,’ with Natsuki Tamura as guest trumpeter and soloist. This is a beautiful, explosive and haunting work written as an evocation of her own reactions to the March 11, 2011 nuclear catastrophe.
Don't miss a special improvisation by Satoko with UNSW staff (and music legends) Sandy Evans, Alister Spence and John Napier.
Curated and conducted by Sandy Evans, an internationally renowned saxophonist and composer with a passion for improvisation and new music, and Alister Spence, one of Australia’s most original, distinctive pianists and composers.
The Roger Covell Fellowship and ‘Imagine Meeting you Here: Fujii/Spence performance, education, recording project’ is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Io Myers Studio is located at the entrance to Gate 2 High St, Kensington. Look for the Creative Practice Lab neon sign in our foyer windows.
There is limited parking in the Gate 2 area around Io Myers Studio but free parking is available from 6:30pm in the car park next to NIDA accessed through Day Ave.
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Produced by UNSW Creative Practice Lab