Creative Jazz Club: James Ryan (Australia)
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|Wed 1 Feb ’12, 8:00pm–11:45pm||
Where: 1885 Basement, 27 Galway Street, Britomart, Auckland
- General: $10.00
- CJC members / students: $7.00
- Student members: $5.00
Event listed by: CJC Creative Jazz Club
Powerful, hard swinging originals.
James Ryan - tenor saxophone
Thomas Botting - double bass
Ron Samsom - drums
James Ryan, the leader of one Australia's hardest working instrumental bands, 'The Subterraneans' is returning to Auckland.
Since his last visit he has been awarded an Australian Jazz 'Bell' Award and continued to lead 'The Subterraneans' through new residencies in Sydney venues and a new 10 piece group 'Sonic Mayhem Orchestra' which is starting a residency at the new 'Blue Beat' club.
Originating from Darwin, James has performed extensively throughout Australiasia, Europe and India. Following a Masters of Music majoring in Jazz – the first granted by an Australian University- he has taught performance, improvisation and composition at the Canberra School of Music (A.N.U.), The Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Griffith University) and the Queensland University of Technology.
James Ryan’s fascination with improvisation and original jazz composition is reflected in his recordings and live performances. He is the leader and primary composer for 'The Subterraneans', 'Sonic Mayhem Orchestra' and 'The James Ryan Trio'. He has released 4 CDs and is about to release 'Live In Mumbai' with Scott Tinkler, Steve Hunter and Ken Edie.
'Swooped on notes and swatted them in to the afterlife.' - John Shand SMH
'What leaps out is the near virtuosity of the leader, as a player of three instruments' - John McBeath, Weekend Australian
'full of power, hard bounce, loping swing and thunder' - John Clare Sydney Morning Herald
CJC Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa
Every Wednesday CJC presents a featured member artist or international guest in the basement bar at 1885 Britomart in downtown Auckland..
Featured artist 8-10PM
Jazz jam 10-midnight
Bring your axe down to jam with some of the hottest up and coming players and veteran pros.