Gai Bryant Spare Parts Productions

Official site for Gai Bryant, Caribe, Palacio de la Rumba, ALLY and Spare Parts Publishing.

Gai Bryant …one of the brightest lights in the local jazz scene.

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Projects

Caribé

A melding of musicians and dancers from Sydney’s Cuban, jazz and Latin communities, integrating traditional Cuban dance and music with a modern jazz aesthetic.

Palacio de la Rumba

An ensemble formed by Gai Bryant to play with Cuban rumbero Justo Pelladito. The music is raw yet true to the character of Cuban rumba, danzon and bolero.

ALLY

Drawn from Afro-Peruvian, Cuban and Caribbean traditional rhythms paired with a modern jazz. Inspired by the past this music has vitality, energy and a sense of space.

Spare Parts

Spare Parts offer you compositions and arrangements of consistently high quality and originality by well-established and up-and-coming composer/arrangers. Our aim is to bring you jazz ensemble and big band music that is inspiring to play and easy to read.

Our store includes Jim McNeely study scores, big band charts from Mike Gibbs, William Motzing, Tony Hobbs and Gai Bryant’s Palacio de la Rumba.

Jazz combo charts are available alongside a Spare Parts initiative: Jazz by Jazz Musicians. Jazz by Jazz Musicians is an eBook of small group charts with play-along files and composer notes by Warwick Alder, Gai Bryant, Sandy Evans, Craig Scott and Alister Spence.

We hope you enjoy the music!

Events

Upcoming Events

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News

New gigs!

On Thursday Nov 12th ALLY will be performing with Dai Moret for Johnston St Jazz in a live stream from St David’s Uniting Church in Haberfield. There is enough room to for a small audience with tickets available oh their Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/JohnstonStreetJazz/events/ The night will open with music from…

SIWJF Opening Night with ALLY and Caribé

Combining Jazz, Latin and Caribbean music styles has been a constant rippling pool of inspiration and energy that has fed Spare Parts over the past couple of years. For this night alone they present ALLY at 6.30pm performing a program of Latin-inspired versions of one the most unique and individual Jazz artists…

Caribé in the time of COVID-19

Caribé performances in Newcastle on Tuesday March 17th and Sydney on Thursday April 2nd are still going ahead. We are monitoring the news to stay updated with health restrictions and talking with the venues. The safety of you (our audience), artists and guests is paramount. Please be vigilant and cautious…

Spoken Words Projects

Gai Bryant Quintet with Miles Merrill
ALLY with Dai Moret

Spoken word and poetry with jazz is a spontaneous performing art hybrid. A form of play with words and letters, adding rhythmic impetus to make text sing. In both projects the poets and musicians have worked together to create a bridge that allows everyone an interactive creative platform.

Working with Miles, music was written to bend and fit with his verse. In our next project with Brazilian poet Dai Moret, she is writing verse to work with ALLY’s Latin Jazz focus.

Mark Pigott

Sydney Arts Guide

"The rhythm section of Stamatis Valacos on double bass, Giorgio Rojas and Steve Marin on percussion set up a great platform for…Eamon Dilworth’s extravagant Fibonacci…Gai Bryant’s South American styles such as bomba and cha cha chá…and Jonathan Cohen’s solos and melodies that make a real statement

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