Mara! Big Band
Mara Music is excited to announce a new development for Australia’s leading World/Jazz ensemble Mara!
For over 3 decades the Mara! Quintet has been developing a new genre of contemporary Australian music, exploring the intersection between jazz and world music. This has earned them two ARIA awards and two final ARIA nominations and taken them across the globe many times with tours to 23 countries.
Now they’ve expanded into the Mara! Big Band, a 12-piece ensemble that straddles the Eastern European Gypsy Brass Band and Jazz Big Band traditions, to augment their signature sound with a kaleidoscope of musical colours including brass, piano accordion, percussion and voice.
The Mara! Big Band features some of the greatest names in Australian jazz and world music.
Mara Kiek: voice and percussion
Llew Kiek: bouzouki, bağlama, acoustic and electric guitars
Sandy Evans: soprano and tenor saxophones
Paul Cutlan: clarinets and saxophones
Lloyd Swanton: double bass
Andrew Robson: alto and baritone saxophones
Sam Golding: trumpet, sousaphone
James Greening: pocket trumpet, trombone
Gary Daley: piano accordion
Tunji Beier: drums and percussion
Silvia Entcheva: voice (soprano)
Jarnie Birmingham: voice (alto)
The presentation of this show is dependent on a pending funding application.
This show is part of the BMEC Annual Season 2020. Tickets will be on sale for BMEC Members from Wednesday 20 November and will be on sale to general public from 9am on Tuesday 14 January.