Kim Sanders and Friends will be performing in the July season of Kinetic Energy Theatre Company’s Kinetic Jazz in the Round at St Luke’s Church in Enmore, Sydney.
The band will be exploring the jazzier part of the band’s wide and wonderful repertoire and will include at least one new composition. The emphasis, however, will be on collective improvisation.
Kim will be joined by regular collaborators Sandy Evans and Toby Hall, and James Greening will make his debut with the band. “I‘ve been a great admirer of James’ playing for many years,” says Kim. “He’s a very open-minded and accomplished improviser, and I’m looking forward to working with him. Of course he has played many times with Sandy and Toby, so the rapport will be there. Hopefully the new context will produce something magical!”
Kim Sanders: tenor sax, gaida, kaval
Sandy Evans: soprano and tenor saxes
James Greening: electric bass, sousaphone
Toby Hall: drums
With this line-up, there is sure to be to be some seriously bent “world jazz”.
Then for something completely different: Kinetic Energy Theatre Company ventures into the world of the city’s homeless. With Graham Jones, Jepke Goudsmit, Angela Canalese, Tomomi Takahashi, rap artist Damon Biggar and a hip soup kitchen band led by jazz drummer Ed Rodrigues on percussion and found objects.
The second band will be The Vampires, who are quickly becoming an icon on the Australian jazz scene with their unique blend of soulful jazz, old-school reggae and South American music.
Jeremy Rose: saxophones
Nick Garbett: trumpet
Alex Boneham: double bass
Alex Masso: drums