CAPITAL JAZZ PROJECT PRESENTS
THE RAFAEL JERJEN CONCEPT
SUNDAY 31 JULY @ 6PM (venue in cabaret format)
STANDARD $20/CONCESSION $15
PACKAGE W/ THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JAMES: STANDARD $35 + CONCESSION $25
Rafael Jerjen - Bass
Sandy Evans - Tenor Saxophone
James Greening - Trombone
Paul Dal Broi - Piano
Mark Sutton - Drums
Up and coming Canberra bassist Rafael Jerjen brings his band 'The Rafael Jerjen Concept' to the Capital Jazz Project on Sunday 31st June.
Rafael has led many bands under his own name and performed at many venues around the country. He has shared the stage with internationally acclaimed artists Dave Samuels, Jeff Peterson, Katie Noonan as well as fellow Australian artists Kristin Berardi, Matt McMahon and many more. Rafael has recorded two albums of original jazz compositions. The first album 'Change' receives regular airplay around Australia on local and national radio stations such as ABC Classic FM.
Rafael's current ensemble 'The Rafael Jerjen Concept' features an A-grade lineup including Australian jazz giants Sandy Evans (tenor saxophone) and James Greening (trombone) as well as Paul Dal Broi (piano) and Mark Sutton (drums). This band is featured on Rafael's second album 'Chrysanthemum'. The compositions are exceptionally diverse and draw influences from a large array of different musical influences including Ahmad Jamal, Pat Metheny, Miroslav Vitous, Chick Corea, John Patitucci, Tord Gustavsen and many more.
The music is lyrically strong and harmonically broad, yet maintains an overall delicate and subtle texture as it explores various emotions through the means of masterful improvisation.
MATT THOMPSON QUINTET
The Matt Thompson Quintet is a newly-formed group, a reincarnation of the Matt Thompson Organ Project. The Matt Thompson Organ Project featured Matt’s original composition. The band includes respected members of the jazz community: Matt Thompson on piano, Matt Handel on alto saxophone, Niels Rosendahl on tenor saxophone, Mark Sutton on drums and Raphael Jerjen on bass.
Matt’s distinctive compositions have gained a strong reputation and created great audience interest; recently ArtSound FM reported the Matt Thompson Quartet as being, “The highlight of the Merimbula Jazz Festival.” (ArtSound FM, Chris Deacon, 17/6/2011). The compositions played by this group include a variety of styles; swing, funky and contemporary jazz. Matt enjoys writing for horns and exploring the textures and tonal colours that great players like Matt H. and Niels can produce. Matt’s sense of space and timing create the unique ambience for which Matt is well known.
Street 2 - reserved | Duration - approx. 90 minutes