Zac Hurren is a shining star in the Australian jazz firmament. National Jazz Award winner, Aria Award winner, Freedman Fellowship finalist - he is a truly unique and virtuosic artist.
Zac Hurren is a shining star in the Australian jazz firmament. National Jazz Award winner, Aria Award winner, Freedman Fellowship finalist – he is a truly unique and virtuosic artist. Joining him is his incredible drummer, Evan Mannell and wonderful double bassist Sam Pankhurst in what will be a truly beautiful night of compelling, original Aussie jazz.
Zac Hurren: Tenor Saxophone
Sam Pankhurst: Double Bass
Evan Mannell: Drums and Cymbals (Sydney)
Zac’s approach is integrally interactive and alertly intuitive, resulting in music of exuberant expression and inspired spontaneity. Zac’s style is steeped in the American jazz tradition led by John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman and Archie Shepp; and rooted firmly in the Australian tradition pioneered by Bernie McGann, Mark Simmonds, Dale Barlow, Paul Grabowsky and Scott Tinkler. Zac’s beautiful and individual style has seen him play alongside the likes of Vince Jones, Dale Barlow, James Morrison, Paul Grabowsky, Scott Tinkler, Simon Barker, george, Deborah Conway, Jeff Tain Watts and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Zac’s debut album Exordium was released in Australia in mid 2007 on the independent boutique jazz label, Jazzhead. This album received great critical acclaim and heralded a triumphant arrival on the contemporary jazz scene for Zac.
“This debut recording of the Zac Hurren Trio was a creative, inspired session that left me inspired as well. Their free flowing, spontaneous approach within each piece is what jazz music is all about. Bravo!!!!”
– Joe Lovano
“This offering from Zac’s trio sounds terrific. Well informed with that essential sense of tradition the music stretches and cooks, everyone plays their tails off. Zac Hurren is one bright light!”
– Bernie McGann
“A stunning debut from one of the foremost young saxophonists around the Australian scene today…A wonderful tribute from a very talented young man. Listen and enjoy!”
– Dale Barlow
“A leading voice of his generation of improvising musicians.”
– Paul Grabowsky
Doors open at 6.30pm. Show starts at 7.30pm.
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General Admission and Concession Admission seated subject to availability.
Two course dinner option includes your choice of main and dessert from the Doo-Bop Jazz Bar Basement menu.
Tasting plate option includes the Chef’s selection of hot and cold canapes.
Ticket options$15 - General Admission (limited seating availability. First come, best seated) $10 - Concession Admission (for student and senior concession card holders)
$33 - Show Plus Tasting Plate (per person; includes seating and tasting plate) $43 - Show Plus Two Course Dinner (per person; includes seating and two course meal)
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