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by Victoria Winkler
posted 13/12/2018

SIMA Presents: Bridge of Dreams

Bringing together Hindustani vocals and a jazz big band for the first time, this World Premiere promises to be a once in a lifetime music experience.

“The Sirens are one of Sydney’s – if not Australia’s – treasures.” Australian Jazz

Led by award winning saxophonist Sandy Evans, the evening will showcase the sublime voice of internationally- renowned Indian singer Shubha Mudgal, the stellar energy and excitement of 17-piece super-collective Sirens Big Band; the sophisticated rhythms of one of India’s finest tabla players, Aneesh Pradhan, performing alongside Australia’s preeminent tabla player, Bobby Singh; and stunning solos from harmonium virtuoso, Sudhir Nayak.

Shubha Mudgal “Easily one of the best vocalists in today’s generation of singers” Free Press Journal

“The collaborations between Australian and Indian musicians were composed and recorded over two years across two continents” said Evans.

Jazz and Indian music are diverse, complex, constantly evolving musical systems. The music in this collaboration will draw on many aspects from both systems, and influences from the Indian sphere include Hindustani, sacred, folk, Bollywood, fusion and Indipop genres.

Aneesh Pradhan “Innate sense of balance, proportion, volume, pitch, pause and imagination..” Mumbai Mirror

The Bridge of Dreams album will be featured by Apple Music in India, and around the world, on November 7 during Diwali – one of India’s most significant festivals. The album will have its Australian release on Novemver 17 through Rufus Records.

Sandy Evans “This saxophonist surely ranks as one of the best contemporary jazz composers/musicians anywhere.” All About Jazz

What: SIMA Presents: Bridge of Dreams

When: 12th of January 8pm

Where: City Recital Hall

For More Information And To Book Tickets Click Here

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