Salamanca Jazz

The Spike Mason Quartet

Salamanca Jazz

The Spike Mason Quartet

Sat 21st Oct 2023
7:30pm – 10:00pm (Doors open at 7pm)
Live @ The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Entry via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$25 +bf each
$80 +bf for 4 x Tickets

Salamanca Jazz’ is Live in the Founders Room
Saturday 21st October 2023

This newly formed quartet will be playing for the first time, and will be presenting music that Spike has written, and other music that he hasn’t. The group will weave their way through pretty melodies and lush harmonies, with Svetlana Bunic on accordion, Sasha Gavlek on bass, and Tom Robb on drums.’Spike Mason’s saxophone achieved a high level of pure melodic play.’ John Clare – ABC Digital Radio
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“Spike Mason is a fantastically good sax player. The respect he has earned from all corners of the music industry: young and old, jazz, classical, folk and pop is testament to his ability to listen, reflect, and respond musically in any situation. The strength of his performance and the sublimity of his improvisations are always evident. Few musicians are so reliably able to find the sweet spot in any venue, the heart in any ensemble, the ear of any audience. ”— Andrew Lorien – Improvising multi-instrumentalist and Venue Manager @ Johnston St Jazz, Sydney, Australia.

A musical chameleon, with a kaleidoscopic array of cinematic musical styles, accordionist Svetlana Bunic’s musicality is driven by curiosity and possibility.

Sasha Gavlek is a contemporary bassist, bandleader, composer, and educator hailing from Hobart. With a love for alternative jazz and rhythmic madness, Gavlek pours her soul into her compositions and improvisational work. Gavlek is a part of several regularly performing acts outside of her own alt jazz quartet including Kudu Joy, Uncle Gus and the Rimshots, and FFLORA. Gavlek graduated from the UTAS Conservatorium of music with a Bachelor of Music in 2019. 

Tom Robb is a Hobart-based Electronic musician and drummer, working in the fields of improvised experimental music and Jazz. Tom has worked with some of Australia’s finest musicians, including Jim Denley, Damien Kingston and Cor Fuhler.

Doors & Bar open at 7pm

Music begins at 7.30pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
[ Enter via the stairs off Wooby’s lane, or take the lift from the Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard ]

Tickets are only $25 ea +BF or buy four tickets for only $80 +BF


Live Jazz is part of Salamanca Arts Centre’s Public Program, and is supported by the City of Hobart’s Cultural Grants Program.

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