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Jazz on a Winter's Day: Evans/Robson Quartet and Offbeat@Evergreen Music

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The Evans/Robson Quartet presents Jazz on a Winter’s Day, an afternoon of playful and imaginative jazz led by a powerhouse of contemporary musicians. Opening set by Offbeat@Evergreen Music
Evans/Robson Quartet

Sandy Evans – Tenor, Soprano Saxophones
Andrew Robson – Alto, Baritone Saxophones, Recorder
Brett Hirst – Double Bass
Hamish Stuart – Drums
This collaboration features renowned saxophonists Sandy Evans and Andrew Robson in a dynamic ensemble rich with energy, passion, groove, spontaneity, and imagination. Completing the stellar line-up are the sensational bass player Brett Hirst and brilliant drummer Hamish Stuart.

Evans and Robson have worked together in several projects since the early 1990s including, Ten Part Invention, the Mara Big Band and Robson’s Thomas Tallis Project, but for the first time, the Evans/Robson Quartet sees them join forces to co-lead a small group. 

The project features compositions by Evans and Robson that explore a wide range of contemporary jazz, improvised music, and intercultural connections. Evans’ powerful tenor sound and soaring soprano melodies combined with Robson’s great sense of groove and an uncanny instinct for melodic lyricism create a beautiful and engaging musical dialogue.  One of Australia’s most accomplished rhythm sections generates a joyous improvised space that can be deep, driving, fun-filled, or tender.

“Evans has been among the country’s preeminent tenor and soprano players for 40 years, while Robson has been a scalding and imaginative alto player for a decade less…In bassist Brett Hirst and drummer Hamish Stuart they have a rhythm section that can cruise like a Cadillac or bellow like a Harley Davidson, and, however loose the music becomes, this pair has a way of keeping it wedded to the hips and toes.” - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

Evans has lived in Curl Curl most of her life and is thrilled to perform in her neighbourhood. Hamish Stuart is a Manly local and is delighted to play a jazz concert on the Northern Beaches.

The Evans/Robson Quartet are excited to feature a fine group of young musicians from Offbeat@Evergreen Music for the opening set. They are directed by brilliant local musician Colin Bright.

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