From Here or Somewhere Else
With Blue & Sentimental and The String Contingent*
A spectacular double bill of music arrives to the Independent Theatre on April 28th where guitar and accordion duo Blue and Sentimental meet highly prolific chamber-folk super group The String Contingent.
Renowned acoustic chamber-folk trio The String Contingent have a unique sound that confidently walks the line between folk, classical, jazz, and bluegrass. In 2018, Australians Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (double bass) with Scotsman Graham McLeod (guitar) took a road less travelled along the Savannah Way from Cairns (Qld) to Broome (WA) to deepen their experience of Australia and form the basis of their sixth album, From Here or Somewhere Else. The album captures some of the landscape, isolation, history, beauty and peacefulness of the places they visited, along with musical ideas that were coloured by the trip. Chris and Holly will be launching the album with special guest Rachel Johnston, who was a member of the Australian String Quartet for seven years and has become one of Australia’s best-known and most versatile cellists.
Blue and Sentimental are an Australian jazz duo from Sydney featuring Emily-Rose Sarkova (Accordion & vocals) and Luke Chapman (Guitar). Inspired by a mutual love of ‘gypsy jazz’, folk, tango, fusion, classical and all the in-betweens, their music is alive with the new sounds of originals as well as sentimental salutes to the old classics in jazz.
Emily-Rose’s experiences are vast and varied having performed with ensembles such as the Aria award winning Monsieur Camembert, The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Latin Grammy nominated ‘Duo Ramirez Satorre, as well as writing and performing with her acclaimed ensembles Chaika and Tángalo. A classical piano graduate, she has travelled the world with her accordion and vocals, playing jazz, folk, tango and world music.
Luke, freshly graduated in 2018 from the James Morrison Academy of Music, has held a passion for manouche and jazz guitar since the age of 13, when by chance, a guitarist living in their family’s caravan, by the name of Nigel Date, introduced him to the style. He has played at length with some of Australia’s best exponents of the genre, including George Washingmachine and Nigel Date, as well as names such as internationally renowned jazz trumpeters Leroy Jones and James Morrison.
*Note the change of personnel in this concert from previously advertised Two for Tea and Tango.
About the series.
2019 Sunday Series: A Prelude in Tea
Join us on the last Sunday of the month for a scrumptious afternoon tea served from 2:30 followed by a 3:30 concert from some of Australia’s best and most exciting small ensembles. With the Streeton Trio, the Flinders Quartet, The Seraphim Trio and more, A Prelude in Tea concert is the perfect Sunday afternoon out.
Afternoon tea served from 2:30pm.
Concert at 3:30pm.
Individual Tickets from $17-$49.
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27 January Andrew Blanch & Ariel Nurhadi
10 February Spooky Men’s Chorale
24 February The Nexas Quartet
31 March The Streeton Trio
7 April Bel A Cappella
28 April Emily-Rose Sarkova and Stephen Cutriss
12 May Pacific Opera
26 May The Marais Project
30 June The Seraphim Trio
28 July The Flinders Quartet
25 August The Streeton Trio
29 September Nick Russoniello and the Golden Age Quartet
27 October The Acacia Quartet
10 November The Idea of North
24 November The Seraphim Trio