The Music Lounge and Wollongong Conservatorium of Music presents Sirens Big Band – [A]part.
A dynamic collective bringing new sounds to the traditional big band setting.
Sirens Big Band perform [A]part: an epic suite by Ellen Kirkwood, featuring Andrea Keller (piano), Sandy Evans (saxophones) and Sonya Holowell (voice).
Sirens Big Band are passionate about increasing gender diversity in jazz through their predominantly female and trans line-up. Trumpeter and composer Ellen Kirkwood is rapidly gaining recognition for her daring and imaginative works. Pianist Andrea Keller, saxophonist Sandy Evans and vocalist Sonya Holowell are three of Australia’s most celebrated and in-demand jazz performer/composers, and have played a significant part in inspiring Ellen and her generation of creative jazz musicians. She was a 2017 finalist in the Freedman Jazz Fellowships, and won the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award in 2012.