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Mara! Big Band

Thu 17 Sep

A kaleidoscope of musical colours between gypsy brass and jazz big band.

For over three decades Mara! Quintet has been developing a new genre of contemporary Australian music, exploring the intersection between jazz and world music. This has earned them two ARIA awards, two final ARIA nominations and taken them across the globe with tours to 23 countries.

Now they’ve expanded into the Mara! Big Band, a 12-piece ensemble that straddles the Eastern European gypsy brass band and jazz big band traditions, to augment their signature sound with a kaleidoscope of musical colours including brass, piano accordion, percussion and voice.

The Mara! Big Band features some of the greatest names in Australian jazz and world music.

Musicians

Mara Kiek Voice and percusssion
Llew Kiek Bouzouki, bağlama, acoustic and electric guitars
Sandy Evans Soprano and tenor saxophones
Paul Cutlan Clarinets and saxophones
Lloyd Swanton Double bass
Andrew Robson Alto and baritone saxophones
Sam Golding Trumpet, sousaphone
James Greening Pocket trumpet, trombone
Gary Daley Piano accordion
Tunji Beier Drums and percussion
Silvia Entcheva Voice (soprano)
Jarnie Birmingham Voice (alto)

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