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Divergence Jazz Orchestra and friends

Divergence Jazz Orchestra

Divergence Jazz Orchestra and friends

4:00pm, Sun 19 December, 2021

Event Details

Divergence Jazz Orchestra will be joined by some guest soloists in this performance of original material in preparation for their 3rd studio album recording

The 19-member Divergence Jazz Orchestra have been performing, recording and promoting original Australian music for nearly a decade in Sydney. Made up of first class improvisers and ensemble musicians, Divergence has evolved into an inclusive and diverse creative community who meet to develop and play works by director Jenna Cave and other collaborators. They have released two critically-acclaimed albums of original music The Opening Statement (2013) and Fake it Until You Make It (2016), exhibiting a powerful and sensitive orchestral sound anchored in groove. Over the years DJO have performed with special guests including Mirosalv Bukovsky, Nadje Noordhuis, Paul Cutlan, Chelsea McBride (Canada), Judy Bailey and Rafael Karlen, while shining a light on the outstanding improvisational and compositional talents within the orchestra and the broader Australian jazz community.

Divergence are preparing to head to the studio to record their third album in early 2022, comprising new and recent works. This performance will be a preview of the album material, with works by Cave, Paul Cutlan, Miroslav Bukovsky and Andrew Scott. The 18 piece orchestra will be joined by vocalist Marie Le Brun, Miroslav Bukovsky and Paul Cutlan as guest soloists. Other featured soloists will include ensemble members Yutaro Okuda, Loretta Palmeiro, Alex Silver and Dave Reglar.

 Paul Weber (Co-Musical Director, lead), Alex Silver, Rose Foster, Luke Davis (bass) TRUMPETS AND FLUGELHORNS: Matt Collins, James Power, Louise Horwood, Will Endicott, Bernice Teresa SAXOPHONES AND WOODWINDS: Loretta Palmeiro (lead alto, soprano, clarinet, flute), Abi McCunn (alto, flute) Dave Reglar (tenor, alto, clarinet), Louis Klaassen (tenor, clarinet), Laura Power (baritone, clarinets) RHYTHM: Yutaro Okuda (guitar), Adrian Keevill (piano), Hannah James (bass), Mike Quigley (drums) VOICE: Marie Le Brun

This performance has been supported by Church Street Studios 

This is a Covid-safe show. All patrons must adhere to covid safe practices and check in upon entry. 

- QR code check-in upon arrival.

- All staff/acts/patrons must be double vaccinated - and have proof of vaccination. The PBC will be checking their vax certificates. No certificate no entry.

- Mandatory masks (staff/acts/patrons - unless they are eating or drinking)

- Dancing! Standing!

- 2 square metre rule

Under 18s are welcome at the Petersham Bowling Club but must be accompanied by an adult.

The Petersham Bowling Club acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which this show takes place and pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and emerging and extend those respects to the First Nations peoples of NSW and beyond.