Sat 28th September 2024
7:30pm – 10:00pm (Doors open at 7pm)
Live @ The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
65b Woobys Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$27 +bf each
$50 +bf for 2 x tickets
$88 +bf for 4 x tickets

Salamanca Jazz’ is Live in the Founders Room on Woobys Lane, with 
Spike Mason’s ‘OXIMETRIC: a blend of beauty and tension‘.

Saturday 28th September 2024
Doors & bar open at 7pm
Music from 7:30pm 

The Founders Room on Woobys Lane
Salamanca Arts Centre 

Spike has been a PhD candidate at UTAS for the past four years researching his original Oximetric music.
The oximetric concept involves the execution of a largely unfamiliar performance practice within jazz ensemble music.
Each musician within the ensemble plays melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic material, either composed or improvised, within their own unrelated pulse. 

The musicians, although playing at the same time, do not adhere to a shared pulse, time signature, or groove.
Each of the pulses are played with the goal to maintain a sense of the individual. There is no need for them to start or finish together. The pulses are not rhythmic subdivisions of each other or related mathematically. They are separate voices that create a synergy by being sounded together in the same sonic space, and sharing a common intent, or mood. 

The oximetric concept incorporates archetypal rhythms that are expanded and compounded by each of the performers in the ensemble at their discretion. The rhythms are to be executed ‘phrasically’, so that each melodic or rhythmic segment is not strict but flows and breathes as in our natural bodies.

“The object is not the random juxtaposition of hostile pieces of music, but the creation of something entirely natural, despite its divergent pulses and harmonies. The result is not a jumble of sounds but often a strange serenity, with points of convergence. 
Rather than being unrelentingly busy, the multiple layers tend towards discerning restraint, engendering a blend of beauty and tension.” John Shand – Sydney Morning Herald

Spike Mason’s OXIMETRIC comprises Damien Kingston – guitar; Hamish Houston – double bass; Konrad Park – drums; Spike Mason – saxophone.

Doors & Bar open at 7pm
Music begins at 7.30pm
The Founders Room on Woobys Lane
Salamanca Arts Centre.

Tickets are only $27 ea +BF, or buy two tix for $50 +BF, or buy four tix for only $88 +BF.

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Sat 31st August 2024
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65b Woobys Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$27 +bf each
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Salamanca Jazz’ is Live in the Founders Room on Woobys Lane, with 
The Projekt.

Saturday 31st August 2024
Doors & bar open at 7pm
Music from 7:30pm 

The Founders Room on Woobys Lane
Salamanca Arts Centre

The Projekt began in 2016 as a collaboration between musicians from the North and North West Coast of Tasmania, all of whom share a love of challenging musical projects!
The Projekt is a jazz session band at heart, and has performed at Clarence Jazz, the BOFA film festival, Live at the Wharf, and the Launceston Jazz Club. With solid roots in modern and vocal jazz they have traversed everything from Nile Rodgers disco, blues dance classics, and tackled Esperanza Spalding and Hiatus Kaiyote originals.

The Projekt comprises:
Sophie Leslie
 – vocals (resident vocalist with ‘Viktor Zappner Swingtet’, ‘Women of the Moon’, ‘Sparrow Grass’) and who studied with Vince Jones at ANU School of Music.
Allison Cornish – piano/keys (band leader of Fusion Funk band ‘Synthesis’ and (mostly) all-girl mini big band ‘The Chromosomes’,
Nick Hart – bass/guitar (‘Ade Ishs Trio’, ‘Wendy & Nick’, ‘Viktor Zappner Swingtet’ and stalwart of the NW jazz scene)
Bruce Innocent – drums/percussion (‘Ade Ishs Trio’, ‘Richard Steele Trio’, ‘Synthesis’, ‘The Chromosomes’, ‘Viktor Zappner Swingtet’ and other N/NW jazz groups).
The Projekt plays a range of much-loved jazz standards, ranging from traditional to modern, including fresh originals.

Doors & Bar open at 7pm

Music begins at 7.30pm
The Founders Room on Woobys Lane
Salamanca Arts Centre

Please note that the Courtyard Lift is NOT Operating.  
Salamanca Arts Centre understands that this will cause great inconvenience to some people, and we are awaiting an update from the Dept Natural Resources and Energy as to when the Lift will be operating again.
Until the Lift is repaired, please enter via the stairs off Wooby’s lane.

Tickets are only $27 ea +BF, or buy two tix for $50 +BF, or buy four tix for only $88 +BF.

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Sat 22nd June 2024
7:30pm – 10:00pm (Doors open at 7pm)
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65b Woobys Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

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Salamanca Jazz’ is Live in the Founders Room on Woobys Lane, with an enchanting evening as Charlie McCarthy brings the music of the legendary Stéphane Grappelli to life.
Experience the magic of jazz violin with classics and hidden gems that celebrate Grappelli’s legacy.
Don’t miss this unique tribute!

Prepare for a captivating musical journey as Charlie McCarthy pays homage to the iconic Stéphane Grappelli in a special concert dedicated to the jazz violin maestro. Grappelli, known for his virtuosity and lyrical improvisation, co-founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France and left an indelible mark on the world of jazz. Charlie McCarthy, a renowned violinist in his own right, will bring Grappelli’s timeless compositions and beloved standards to life, weaving through a tapestry of melodies that showcase the brilliance and elegance of Grappelli’s music.

Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with soulful interpretations, vibrant rhythms, and a celebration of jazz’s rich heritage.

This is a tribute you won’t want to miss!

Doors & Bar open at 7pm

Tickets are only $27 ea +BF, or buy two tix for $50 +BF, or for buy four tix for only $88 +BF.

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{Enter via the stairs off Woobys lane}

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Salamanca Jazz’ is Live in the Founders Room on Woobys Lane, with 
Vibración, the newest Latin Sextet, featuring Louise Denson + Kelly Ottaway + Tom Robb + Maggie Abraham + Elias Solis + Hamish Houston.

Louise Denson (piano), Kelly Ottaway (vibes), Hamish Houston (double bass) Tom Robb (drums), Maggie Abraham (congas) & Elias Solis (perc) pay tribute to the classic Cal Tjader recording Live at the Funky Quarters, and cook up some spicy original recipes on the side.

For your musical delectation – and dancing pleasure!
Multi-instrumentalist/composer/arranger Cal Tjader played a big part in the West Coast jazz scene of the 1950s and ‘60s, working with such luminaries as Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Stan Getz and Vince Guarladi, among many others. His album ‘La Onda va Bien’ earned a 1980 Grammy Award for Best Latin Recording. His compositions form an important body of work in the vast cannon of ‘Latin jazz’ repertoire.

Doors & Bar open at 7pm

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This evening of new work from artists from Victoria and Tasmania spans music drawing from modular synthesis, drone, field recording and post-rock. The three artists will each play a solo set, concluding the night with an improvised collaborative piece.

Matt Warren is an Australian electronic media artist, musician, curator and writer, based in nipaluna/Hobart, lutruwita/Tasmania.

His music and sound practice have a basis in both composition and improvisation. He performs and records electro-acoustic and drone works, solo under his own name and collaborates with others under a number of monikers.

His work investigates memory, transcendence, liminal spaces and suspension of disbelief and is informed by psychedelia, digital abstraction and hauntology.

This performance will launch a new album called “Wait” which is based on field recordings from disused industrial sites and electronic drones and melodic textures created digitally and with electric guitar.

https://roomofsilencerecords.bandcamp.com

https://www.mattwarrenartist.com

Anthony Lyons is a composer, producer and musician whose practice is an interdisciplinary one exploring the intersections of music, art, technology and environment. His creative output includes works for orchestra, electronic performance, installation, planetarium domes and hybrid-arts projects.

Anthony has had compositions performed, recorded and broadcast in Australia and internationally. His compositional style pursues sonority and site-specific context, drawing from multiple traditions. Electronics, synthesis and sampled elements are a feature of many of his compositions and reveal an interest in timbral loop-based structures, drones and microsound elements. He embraces multiple modes of making and is drawn to the inner worlds of sound and connections to memory, sonority and place.

https://anthonylyons.bandcamp.com

Matthew Magnus is an Australian artist and composer based in nipaluna/Hobart, lutruwita/Tasmania, with a background in sculpture, experimental drawing, time-based media and electronic music. His practice at art school centred around ritualized cycles of mark-making activity. Since graduation, parenting and full-time work led to close to a decade’s hiatus from art-making. In the past 2 years, Matthew has reconnected with his love of analogue synthesizers and has been creating music that picks up where his visual practice left off.

Matthew has recently completed his debut album. This album represents a body of work that explores, through electronic music, the first three tones of the harmonic series (root, octave and perfect fifth) as the source of slowly evolving and repetitive music to create a hypnotic, deep listening experience. The album is influenced by Indian classical music (particularly the drone of the tambura), Alice and John Coltrane, the American Minimalist composers as well as contemporary artists Kali Malone, Caterina Barbieri and Sarah Davachi. The works are all composed using analogue synthesizer and tape echo using Just Intonation tuning.

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Salamanca Jazz’ is Live in the Founders Room on Woobys Lane, with 
the launch of ‘All Ears ‘, a new album by Jamie Pregnell.

Jamie Pregnell’s follow up to his 2020 album “Sleepy Town” sees him once again reunite with Australian jazz greats Julien Wilson, Sam Anning and Ben Vanderwall. All Ears, the title of the new album was recorded in Melbourne in January 2023 after performing a small tour around Australia including Sydney, Canberra, Hobart and Melbourne.

For this Hobart launch gig Jamie is joined by long time Hobart collaborators Dan Sulzberger on Piano, Hamish Houston on Bass, and Tom Robb on Drums.

The quartet focuses on delivering fresh interpretations of the new album material with emphasis on strong melodic themes, group improvisation, open textures and dynamic song forms.

There will be CDs of the new album to purchase on the night and you can listen to preview of Jamie’s new album All Ears here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4RwLs9c474

And his previous album “Sleepy Town” at https://jamiepregnell.bandcamp.com/album/sleepy-town

Jamie Pregnell – Guitar | Dan Sulzberger – Piano | Hamish Houston – Bass | Tom Robb – Drums

Doors & Bar open at 7pm

Tickets are only $27 ea +BF, or buy two tix for $50 +BF, or for buy four tix for only $88 +BF.

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Salamanca Jazz’ is Live in the Founders Room on Woobys Lane, with the
‘Ottaway/Bywater/Houston/Robb’ quartet

Jazz is all about improvisation, right?
As Louise Denson is unable to perform as schedueld this month, in her absence Kelly Ottaway has recast the band and the program, and will perform under the title of ‘Bywater Ottaway Houston Robb’.
But you’re still in for a treat this month, when Kelly Ottaway (vibes / piano)Phil Bywater (saxophone)Hamish Houston (Double bass) and Tom Robb (drums), perform a collection of originals written by Phil and Kelly, focusing on the minimal and free aspects of jazz/improvised music.  
The quartet will also be playing a selection of time-honoured standards, where they will apply the same principles of minimal and delicate playing.We expect to be able to welcome Louise back to the stage in the Founders Room later in 2024.

Saxophonist and composer Phil Bywater has toured Europe, the USA, South East Asia and the South Pacific, has performed with an array of Australia’s finest musicians, and recorded dozens of albums with acclaimed Australian and international bands, including his own ensembles Phil Bywater’s Buried Treasure,
Big Fela Afrobeat Orchestra and Fallingwater Trio. “Wonderfully big expressive tone on the tenor saxophone”
Mal Stanley ABC Jazztrack

“Wonderful saxophonist, a beautiful album”
Jessica Nicholas, RRRFM
His performance experience is diverse, encompassing jazz, reggae, funk, afrobeat, world music, free improv, punk, rock, musical theatre and contemporary classical music.
From 2014-2023, Phil led the Music Theory department at Collarts (the Australian College of the Arts). He has also lectured at the Victorian College of the Arts, the
University of Tasmania, the Australian Institute of Music, and JMC Academy. He has delivered Workshops and Masterclasses for the University of Fine Arts (Phnom Penh, Cambodia), The Music Place, and countless primary schools.
Phil plays Temby Australia saxophones and flutes.

Tickets are only $27 ea +BF, or buy two tix for $50 +BF, or for buy four tix for only $88 +BF.

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17th February 2024
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General Admission: $48 (+booking fee)

Nikki Nouveau presents a musical celebration of the Women of Paris, exploring the timeless allure of the “City of Light” in her enchanting biography.

Nikki Nouveau explores the timeless allure of the “City of Light” in her enchanting musical biography of Paris.

Meet the fascinating ladies of Paris who created an unequalled society of feminine charm, beauty, art, sensuality and love. From Colette to Marie Antoinette, Coco Chanel to Napoleon’s Josephine.

Be seduced and inspired as Nouveau brings to life the bygone era of French jazz and intimate cabaret from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. With delicate vocals and classical overtones, Nikki presents an uplifting musical escapade singing a rich repertoire from artists such as Jane Birkin, Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, Dalida, Eartha Kitt and Brigitte Bardot, along with her own original compositions and featuring piano accompaniment by acclaimed Hobart jazz aficionado, Matt Boden.

“Nouveau in full voice is mesmerising and her phrasing between singing and narrating is flawless.” – Theatre People

“Sexy, fun, a little decadent and nicely polished.” – Arts Hub

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General Admission: $25 (+booking fee)
Concession: $20 (+ booking fee)

‘The Eye Begins to See’ is the latest project by Daniel J Townsend. An exquisite and moving song cycle about grief and renewal, Townsend and his band will perform the cycle in full. Support by Ally Oliver.

‘The Eye Begins to See’ is the latest project by Daniel J Townsend. An exquisite and moving song cycle about grief and renewal, Townsend and his band will perform the cycle in full.

The songs were written in the same order they appear on the record. You can hear Townsend journeying from chaos and confusion to acceptance, creativity and connection.

“Back then, I could not have imagined sharing this stuff with anyone,” he says. “Now, I can see how these songs really capture how it feels to navigate grief. It’s deeply personal, but it’s also universal; it’s a path you walk alone, just like everyone.”

The Eye Begins to See will be released on vinyl, CD and online in 2024.

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‘Salamanca Jazz’ is Live in the Founders Room on Woobys Lane, with the

Damien Kingston Quartet ‘Harmony’ album Launch
and supported by the Annwen Roberts Quartet

The Damien Kingston Quartet, featuring Matt Boden on Piano, Hamish Houston on Bass, and Tom Robb on drums, has released its latest album ‘Harmony’ on vinyl, and will be launching the record with a live performance.

The music from the group features dense textures, fluttering melodies, and huge walls of sound; rhythmic intricacy and some dramatic harmony shine through in music that prioritises songcraft and resonance.

The Damien Kingston Quartet is an ensemble dedicated to performing original compositions that mix elements of jazz, free improv, and traditional song form. The band has been performing together since 2018 and to date has three albums out; the latest, ‘Harmony’, was released on ABC Jazz and Scratch Match Records.

‘Harmony’ will be available for purchase on the evening [ have a listen at www.damienkingston.com ].

Damien Kingston – Guitar | Matt Boden – Piano | Hamish Houston – Bass | Tom Robb – Drums

The Quartet will be playing material from the new album alongside some new tunes, and will be supported by a set of original tunes and standards from the Annwen Roberts Quartet.

Annwen Roberts Quartet Bio:

Annwen is a violinist from Tasmania, where she grew up playing Tasmanian folk tunes.

She has a keen interest in the practices of bebop, Mingus-style big band music and free improvisation.
Her musical pursuits now incorporate her folk roots, while looking forward to the future of Australian jazz and improvisation, drawing on influences such as Regina Carter, Joe Lovano, Charlie Parker and Joshua Redman.

Annwen’s performances include Tasmanian festivals Dark Mofo, MONA, the Spiegeltent, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, and Clarence Jazz Festival. She also performs around Australia with her quartet, playing her original compositions.

She has played with musicians such as Andrea Keller, the Mahavishnu Tribute Orchestra, Sandy Evans, Twine, Ben Lee, Sasha Gavlek, Adrien Cunningham, and the Foley artists. Annwen has studied under musicians such as John Hoffman, Brett Williams, Sunny Kim, Johnathan Zwartz, Sam Anning, Kelly Ottaway, Danny Healy, Andrea Keller, Carlo Barbaro, Peter Knight (former director of the AAO) and Barney McCall.

Her debut album is in the works.
Annwen Roberts – Violin | Elijah Davies- Guitar | Dominic Nguyen – Bass | Tom Robb – Drums

Doors & Bar open at 7pm

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