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Extended Family Band Album Launch

Doors 7:45 PM, Music 8:30 PM – 2 set(s) of music



Kim Macari – Trumpet

Dee Byrne – Alto Saxophone

Riley Stone-Lonergan – Tenor Saxophone

Alicia Gardener-Trejo – Saxophone

Andrew Woodhead – Piano

Tom Rivière – Double bass

Steve Hanley – Drums



This is a new project which sees the original quartet of like-minded friends, Family Band, expanded to a seven piece band. The band takes as its starting point the music of those musicians who, back in the 1960s, were at the forefront of the free jazz revolution, but whose opening up of jazz’s constraints is now recognised as not a break from the past but an integral part of the music’s development. So Extended Family Band doesn’t recreate the work of Ornette Coleman and others, but shares its powerful and free-spirited momentum – moments of fierce intensity, introspection and the blues all combining into an emotionally complex and often cathartic whole. This expanded line-up with new collaborators, sees the band playing music that is more ambitious in scope and more alive with tonal colours and sonic possibility – all the while seeking to express a more complex and deeper personal truth.

Tonight is the official launch of the group’s new album.


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