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    Space is the Place - Phil Slater Quintet

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    It's not what jazz is, It's what jazz does - Ronny Ferrella

    Sydney Improvised Music Association presents:
    Space Is The Place: Phil Slater Quintet
    As part of the Jazz:NOW program

    Phil Slater is a trumpeter and composer who resides on the stunning coast of Illawarra. Surrounded by nature, with the calming scent of the ocean only a breeze away – Phil’s music is heavily influenced by one of Australia’s many terrestrial paradises.

    As a composer and bandleader, Slater’s improvisations are open and textural with melodic and minimalist narratives that can only be attained through his distinctly unique vocabulary.

    “Having assembled a band capable of matching his own bristling invention, [the band] exercise a restraint that’s makes their individual expression entirely subservient to Slater’s fresh vision of collective music-making.” – John Shand.

    Phil Slater – trumpet
    Matt Keegan - tenor saxophone
    Matt McMahon – piano
    Brett Hirst – bass
    Simon Barker - drums


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    Event info: 

    Doors: 7:30pm
    Concert: 8:00pm
    Venue: Australian Institute of Music, The Space.
    Beer, wine and light snacks will be available to purchase.

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    This event is featured as part of the Winter Jazz Festival, and proudly supported by The City of Sydney and Create NSW.

    AIM - The Space is a covid safe space - COVID Safe Plan - HERE

    SIMA acknowledges the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which this event will take place. We pay respect to the elders past, present and emerging. We recognise that on this land sovereignty was never ceded, It always was, always is, always will be Aboriginal land.


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