Australian Jazz.net’s Phil Sandford sat down with Gai Bryant to hear about her latest big-band project and the traditional Cuban music that has inspired her. You can check out the interview on the Australian Jazz.net website.
The following two snippets are from my Cuban project with performances scheduled for October. I played recording engineer at a recent reading session by the Sydney Conservatorium student big band. Many more grabs of rehearsals by Palacio de la Rumba Big Band, Auckland Jazz Orchestra and Brisbane’s EMO Big Band and interviews with players will be posted in August and September. For now here are two of my attempts at editing.
Bill has retired from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and relocated to wonderful New York! To celebrate his move Spare Parts is making his saxophone quintet “Aphorism” available for free download. To access the download visit the free lead sheets page.
Two-time Grammy Award winner Ernie Watts is coming to Australia and will be playing at VJ’s in Chatswood.
Compositions: from Bird & Dizzy to Lennon & McCartney, with everything jazz in between.
From boundless every to ballads, it’s an OASIS.
Wednesday, May 29th 7.30pm
28 Chatswood Ave, Chatswood
Welcome to the new look Spare Parts website! Now you can buy large or small ensemble arrangements plus study scores and download them immediately. There is a new look scores and parts page. The new format means we can give you more information about each chart. It’s now easy to see instrumentation, featured soloists, basic […]
Gai recently visited Cuba and met acclaimed rumbero Roman Justo Pelladito Hernandez. Pelladito will be here performing with a big band sourced from Sydney’s jazz and Latin music communities playing rumbas, danzons, boleros and tonadas. Tickets are on sale now. Independent Theatre-Palacio de la Rumba Saturday 26th October 8.30pm tickets: $38 concession and student rates […]
In collaboration with the Australian Music Centre, Gai has compiled a jazz kit for use in high schools – Jazz for school ensembles / arrangements and resource by Gai Bryant. The kit provides a resource for the secondary study and performance of jazz, utilising five original arrangements by Gai, suitable for high school ensembles or small big bands. The kit contains […]