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The Subterraneans

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Legendary, Award winning Jazz/Rock/Fusion/World Groove band The Subterraneans meet European Jazz flute master Jeroen Pek (Netherlands).

An encounter of kindred spirits. Jeroen Pek is internationally regarded as one of today's leading jazz flautists. Besides his own projects such as PEK, Pitch Plot 4, Jeroen Pek European Quartet and Jeroen Pek Band, he has worked with James Cammack (US), Serge Lazerevitch (F), Jean Luc Lehr (F), Fathy Salama (EG), Jasper van 't Hof (NL), Pierre Courbois (NL), Joris Teepe and Owen Hart Jr. (US/NL) among others. After playing Europe, USA and Africa, this is his first Australian tour.

The Subterraneans and Pek share the curiousness of crossovers in music and the adventure that comes along with it. Therefor band leader James Ryan and Jeroen Pek both contribute to the repertoire of this project.

Line up:

Jeroen Pek: flutes/fx

James Ryan: sax/flute

Michael Coggins: guitar

Steve Hunter: bass

Jack Powell: drums

About James Ryan:

James Ryan: Saxophonist, composer, flutist and band leader. 

James is the leader of award winning band 'The Subterraneans’, 15 piece 'Sonic Mayhem Orchestra’, James Ryan’s Shuffle City and more.

The Subterraneans debut album won the 2011 Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ award for Best Blend Album.

He has released 12 albums under his own name and with The Subterraneans and Sonic Mayhem Orchestra. He has toured extensively throughout Australia, India, Asia and Europe performing at national and International festivals.

At the age of 23 he was the first person to graduate from an Australian university with a Masters of Music majoring in jazz. 

James has held teaching positions at The Australian National University, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University.

He has performed with The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, George Benson and The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra amongst many, many other musicians and groups and is on 100’s on recording sessions for TV, film and recordings. 

He is also the co director of Rippa Recordings.

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