Satoko Fujii & Natsuki Tamura + Sirens Big Band
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Satoko Fujii (JP), Natsuki Tamura (JP) and Sirens Big Band perform Fukushima Suite (Fujii)
Internationally acclaimed musicians, pianist/composer Satoko Fujii, and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura meet one of Australia’s ‘treasures,’ the Sirens Big Band to perform Fujii’s extraordinary Fukushima Suite and other works.
Fujii and Tamura separately and together are two of the most original voices in contemporary jazz today. Their music spans many genres, blending jazz, contemporary classical, rock, and traditional Japanese music into an innovative synthesis instantly recognizable as theirs alone.
As one journalist wrote of Fujii’s big band compositions …filled with sweeping and thrillingly dissonant harmonies and provocative musical ideas…it remains the work of one of the most ingenious musicians of our time…[and] bears the mark of her finesse and fiercely explorative spirit (Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz).
Lending their strong, unique voices in this musical collaboration are the Sirens Big Band, an 18 piece predominantly female band that is fast becoming a major creative force in Australian improvised music.
Satoko Fujii has always focussed on the special distinctive voices of her ensembles, seeing them as major elements in the overall fabric of the piece.
This promises to be an extraordinary and special evening of inspired music!
“Unpredictable, wildly creative, and uncompromising…Fujii is an absolutely essential listen for anyone interested in the future of jazz." ― Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz
“As for trumpeter Natsuki Tamura – call him a sky-writer.” - Jim Macnie, The Village Voice
"The Sirens are..all-funky and all-embracing in their influences... It is a combination you won't get anywhere else and they are one of Sydney's - if not Australia's - treasures" - John Hardaker - AustralianJazz.net
Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura are in Australia with the assistance of an Australia Japan Foundation Grant
Listen to An Alligator In Your Wallet by Satoki Fujii Quartet
THE STREET PRESENTS
SAKOTO FUJII & NATSUKI TAMURA
with SIRENS BIG BAND
FRIDAY 2ND JUNE, 7PM
Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura are in Australia with the assistance of an Australia Japan Foundation Grant.
STREET ONE | RESERVED | 90 MINUTES | NO INTERVAL