Jason Bruer's powerhouse sextet Hammerhead burst onto the Sydney scene some years ago playing from a catalogue of music largely inspired by the late 50s and early 60s 'Hard Bop'
Jason Bruer’s powerhouse sextet Hammerhead burst onto the Sydney scene some years ago playing from a catalogue of music largely inspired by the late 50s and early 60s ‘Hard Bop’ movement.
Over time the music has morphed into a set of all original compositions from the pen of band leader Bruer which are featured on their new release ‘Turning Point’. The compositions show an eclectic array of influences including hard edged Urban Jazz, Hard Bop, Funk and Chamber Jazz illustrating a considerable contemporary shift in approach & style. This Album Launch gig is the first time the band have played in Brisbane and is part of a national tour promoting their new release.
The band features some of Sydney’s finest musicians..Jason Bruer (tenor & soprano sax) Andrew Robertson (alto sax and flute), Simon Ferenci (trumpet), Greg Coffin (piano), Alex Hirlian (drums) and Brendan Clarke (bass) make up the sextet.
The bands exciting performances have seen them featured at a number of prominent Jazz festivals around the Country including Manly Jazz Festival, Thredbo Jazz Festival , Capitol Jazz Project (Canberra) The Wangaratta Jazz & Blues festival & most recently at The Sydney Con’ International Jazz Festival. They have also done ‘sold out’ shows at Gods Cafe in Canberra and the Woolongong Conservatoire of Music and have a monthly residency at Lazybones Lounge in Sydney.
Hammerhead played an outstanding concert which at times generated an almost overwhelming sound and departure point for a series of powerful solos. – Geoff Page ‘The Canberra Times’
Melodies that you can hold onto, grooves that get under your skin, and an electricity that reminds you of first listening to jazz as a teenager: – Jasmine Crittenden musicaustralia.org.au
Hammerhead……creates and presents its music with fire, freshness and a loving knowledge of where it has come from…….Hammerhead is a band that approaches its music with passion, generosity and imagination. – AustralianJazz.Net
Doors open at 6.30pm. Show starts at 8.00pm.
See below to book your tickets today.
(Saturday) 9 November 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Doo-Bop Jazz Bar
101 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD 4000