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Jason Bruer & Hammerhead + The Tessie Overmyer Quartet

Lazybones Lounge Restaurant & Bar

Jason Bruer & Hammerhead + The Tessie Overmyer Quartet

7:00pm, Wed 13 December, 2023
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High Calibre, Exhilarating Contemporary Jazz

Having just released their new album 'I Didn't Get To Where I Am Today' to a packed and enthusiastic house at Lazybones back in June, 𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝 return to Lazybones, sharing the bill with The Tessie Overmyer Quartet. Hammerhead will be playing tunes from their recent release plus some brand new material. Expect a high octane, dynamic performance from one of Sydney's & Australia's 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐣𝐚𝐳𝐳 𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐬.

The Band:𝗝𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗿𝘂𝗲𝗿 - tenor & soprano sax, 𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘄 𝗥𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘁𝘀𝗼𝗻 - alto sax & flute, 𝗦𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗶 - trumpet, 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗴 𝗖𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗻 - piano, 𝗗𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗤𝘂𝗶𝗻𝗻 - bass & 𝗔𝗹𝗲𝘅 𝗛𝗶𝗿𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗻 - drums.

“Unquestionably this album’s touchstone is brilliance!…”

Eric Meyers (The Weekend Australian)

“For my money this is the best Hammerhead album so far. Really top drawer playing from everyone plus great writing from bandleader Jason Bruer. A winner. 👍” Mike Nock

Tessie Overmyer Quartet - Tessie has established herself as one of the most exciting, dynamic saxophone players in the Australian jazz scene, rapidly gaining her recognition for a maturity that appears well beyond her years.

Tessie’s skill and unique voice both as a saxophonist and composer have been recognised in the form of a nomination for the prestigious Freedman Jazz Fellowship and in being selected as the Sydney Improvised Music Association's Sonic Futures artist for 2023.

Tessie has performed extensively throughout Australia, including at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, the Perth International Jazz Festival, and the Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival. She is an in-demand performer, having appeared as a guest artist with the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra, as a member of the supporting band for the Australian National Jazz Awards, and as a performer at the APRA Art Music Awards.

"Tessie has a gift that can't be learned: a natural flow for the future and the ability to speak the poetry of life and death through her horn." - Barney Mcall

Tessie will be joined by good friends and collaborators, Matt Thomson on piano, Nick Jansen on double bass, and George Greenhill on drums. They will be playing a curated set of original compositions written by Tessie that feature each band member’s highly skilled, thoughtful approach to jazz and improvisation. 

Tessie Overmyer - saxophone, Matt Thomson - piano, Nick Jansen - double bass, George Greenhill - drums

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