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HEKKA @ Bellingen

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HEKKA is an innovative trio led by 2019 Freedman Jazz Fellow Novak Manojlovic. Marrying the live intensity and virtuosity of the piano trio with a vibrant electronic approach, the band traverses song forms, loops, pulses and improvisations to assert themselves as one of the most exciting groups to emerge from Sydney in many years.

Drawing from their collective love of electronic, jazz, classical and rock music, the trio moves effortlessly across anthemic melodies to meditative landscapes, generating a sound which is iconoclastic and unpredictable. While curiosity and exploration inform the aesthetic, songs remain pre-eminent. Beauty is in the clarity, and communication is always key.

Having performed at some of Australia’s premier venues including the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Recital Centre, the trio - Novak Manojlovic, Jacques Emery and Tully Ryan - here undertake a tour to celebrate the release of their debut record ‘everywhere I go my body goes with me’ - a work which cements their position at the forefront of contemporary instrumental music.


Alex Moss - Vox + Piano
Jan Bangma - Bass + Vox
James Ross - Guitar + Vox
Tully Ryan - Drums

"HEKKA...was thrillingly distinctive. This trio's improvising language is all its own" - Sydney Morning Herald

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