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Stephen Byth Octet

Sun 20 February @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

$20 – $30
Stephen Byth Octet

Returning from three years studying and living abroad in Boston, USA, in January, saxophonist and composer Stephen Byth brought together a group of seven of his favourite Australian musicians to play his new music (as well as some material from his acclaimed album, ‘Reparations’). 

This performance was regarded by many as one of – if not the – outstanding gigs of the year. Ranging from sweeping orchestral soundscapes to explosive dynamic peaks, this material draws inspiration from influences ranging from John Coltrane to Béla Bartók to Andrea Keller. Depicting musical narratives in an Australian context, it explores themes such as identity, landscape, time and place, as well as the navigation of complex social dynamics.

For this performance he reconvenes that personnel with Niran Dasika (trumpet), Josh Kelly (alto saxophone), Stephen Byth (tenor), James Macaulay (trombone), Julien Wilson (clarinet and bass clarinet), Kade Brown (piano), Sam Anning (double bass) and Angus Mason (drums). 

Stephen Byth Octet | Pain to Progress | Live at the Jazzlab


Sun 20 February
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$20 – $30


Melbourne Jazz Co-op


The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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