Wild Silk Strings Project (9 piece)

December 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Doo-bop jazz Bar
101 Edward St
Brisbane City QLD 4000
WILD SILK STRINGS PROJECT, a 9-piece ensemble led by internationally acclaimed vocalist Ingrid James and award-winning pianist/composer Louise Denson, offers a rich program of songs from around the world, drawn from folk, jazz, Brasilian, pop, and classical repertoire. They were the featured Australian artists in the 2016 Wimbledon International Music Festival and have performed at Noosa Jazz Festival, Brisbane International Jazz Festival, BEMAC, Brisbane Jazz Club and Ipswich Civic Centre.

Featured in the group is Todd Harrison (drums, USA), Miroslav Bukovsky (trumpet, Canberra); John Mackey (tenor sax, Canberra); Andrew Shaw (bass); Danielle Bentley (cello); Richard Grantham (viola); Eugenie Costello (violin).

Jazz has always incorporated melodies and rhythms from other musical cultures, making it a perfect medium to give expression to universal stories. The lyrics and melodies tell stories about the lives of fisherman in Brazilian villages, spring in Rio de Janeiro, a Finnish soldier leaving his loved one behind in WW1, and universal themes of love, longing, nostalgia, hope and joy. These stories are set to samba, bossa-nova, cha-cha-cha, bolero, funk, and swing rhythms. Included are exciting jazz arrangements of songs made famous by iconic artists such as Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Gordon Lightfoot, The Beatles and Supertramp.

WILD SILK has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland (Queensland Arts Showcase Program) to record their first album, to be released in 2018 and this performance at Doo-Bop Jazz Bar is on the night before they head into the studio to record!

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