Great News!! Kim Sanders’ Music book is available.

Kim Sanders' Music

At last! The book containing most of Kim’s compositions is finished!

39 tunes, some full scores, some simple lead sheets, including “Kong’s Dream” and “Istanbul Bluesu” are waiting to be played by musicians who want to have fun with bent grooves.  Kim explored rhythms and scales of music from many lands and incorporated them into his compositions.

Please email Linda Dawson at to place your order.

The Book

We (Linda and Mara and team) are still working on getting Kim’s charts ready for publication.
Linda had over optimistically organised musicians and venues in February to have an Extra Vaganza Concert to launch it, and showcase the music he had created.  These plans are on hold until the book is ready.  As it is a labour of love dedicated to his memory it takes its own time.
The book is primarily charts of original music you will have heard Kim and his bands play, with some of the back stories to their existence.  We hope musicians will take these melodies and make them their own.
You will be contacted when all is ready and the concert launch is happening, and i hope you will grab the opportunity to hear his music played by wonderful musicians who all knew him well.
Best Wishes
Linda Dawson

Kimz Compositions

To honour Kim’s life work, Linda is compiling a book of (some of) his compositions. Close friends are putting a lot of time into this project. Marrickville is partially funding the costs. It is hoped to have a launch concert next year (2015) to showcase his music with members of Brassov, GengGong, and the long line-up from Kim Sanders & Friends.

T shirts & CD’s

At the Camelot Lounge concert on oct 26, 2014, you will have the rare opportunity to purchase a T shirt, especially made for his Memorial Picnic Bash – and CD’s.

Friends of Kim Sanders Celebrate Music

Friends of Kim Sanders
Camelot Lounge
Sunday October 26, 2014

Friends of Kim Sanders Band (FoKS), are joining together on October 26, eleven months after his death, to play Kim’s compositions, and an old favorite or two.

Kim’s compositions fuse elements from Balkan, West African, and Middle-Eastern folk musics, jazz, and Indian and Turkish Classical, creating a new music that has its own voice. Then the musicians spin a hypnotic web of exotic sounds and collective improvisation.

Sandy Evans and Llew Kiek will lead you into this night of bent grooves, trancin’ and wild honking. Percussionist Peter Kennard and bassist Steve Elphick will drive the compelling and sometimes convoluted rhythms. Special extras will include Boyd of the large vulgar saxophones, and Chris Fields on more percussion.

Sunday 26th October 2014
Camelot Lounge
19 Marrickville Rd (Cnr. Railway Pde)
Marrickville NSW
Entry $24/$20
Doors open at 6:30 for 7:30 start
Camelot Lounge is Fully licenced. Pizzas, mezzes, snacks and sorbets available.
All ages welcome, but under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.
2 minutes walk from Sydenham Station. Plenty street parking.

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Thank you for all the kind thoughts.  We received condolences via all media.  Two wonderful obituaries were written.  The Kim Sanders Memorial Picnic brought together many aspects of his life, and we, the family, are grateful for all the work put in by so many friends.  The music was terrific and it was a comfort to see so many musicians acknowledging Kim’s musical path.  Linda






Sad News

I have to inform you that Kim Sanders, neyizin, gaida player, multi-instrumentalist ‘world music’ master, died on Tuesday 26 November of liver failure and associated complications.

There is no funeral, but we will be holding an event to remember him, and play some music together. I hope you will join me and his family and friends. Bring food to share, an instrument and some memories of Kim. Further information will evolve closer to the date.

Kim Sanders Memorial Picnic and Concert

Sunday 2nd February
4.00 – 9.00pm

Addison Road Community Centre
142 Addison Rd (parking available inside the centre)
On the Green and in Gumbramorra Hall