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Hammerhead at WollCon Jazz Showcase

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Powerhouse sextet Hammerhead burst onto the Sydney scene in 2010, playing from a catalogue of music largely inspired by the late 50s and early 60s ‘Hard Bop’ movement. Formed by internationally acclaimed tenor saxophonist Jason Bruer, Andrew Robertson (alto sax and flute), Simon Ferenci (trumpet), Greg Coffin (piano), Alex Hirlian (drums) and David Quinn (bass) make up the sextet.

Their debut album ‘Mozaic’ (2014) was a genuflection to the movers and shakers of the hard bop movement and received widespread acclaim in Australia & Japan.

Since that first release, Hammerhead’s music has morphed into a set of all original compositions from the pen of band leader Bruer, showcasing his eclectic influences including hard edged Urban Jazz, Hard Bop, Funk and Chamber Jazz illustrating a considerable contemporary shift in approach & style. This performance will celebrate the release of their new album ‘I didn't get to where I am today’ as part of a National tour. It contains 10 new original compositions from bandleader Jason Bruer. The music was written during the pandemic and resultant lockdowns and is Bruer’s artistic response to his first-hand experiences as a sufferer of long Covid and a subsequent heart attack brought on by the virus.

Hammerhead will play a 3pm and 4pm set as part of the Jazz Showcase which features student performances in multiple rooms at WollCon from 2pm.
Ticket purchase ($20) includes entry to all WollCon events, and covers entry for both Hammerhead sets.
NOTE: Under 17 years is free entry to Hammerhead concert (both sets).

Jason Bruer – tenor sax; Andrew Robertson – alto sax and flute; Simon Ferenci – trumpet; Greg Coffin – piano; Alex Hirlian – drums; David Quinn – bass

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