From the NY the great guitarist Bill Frisell coming to Springwood

THE SHOW IS SOLD OUT  If you have a ticket that you are unable to use, please contact the theatre box office on 4723 5050 because there is a waiting list.

“Plays guitar like Miles Davis plays trumpet” – The New Yorker
Frisell will be joined by bass player Thomas Morgan (Paul Motian, Dave Binney Quartet) and drummer Rudy Royston (Branford Marsalis, The Mingus Big Band), and the program will include highlights from his latest releases Small Town (Sony Music Masterworks) – recorded live at the hallowed New York City jazz club The Village Vanguard, and Music IS (ECM), featuring brand new compositions – Change in the Air, Thankful, What Do You Want, Miss You and Go Happy Lucky – alongside adaptations of now classic original compositions he had previously recorded on his first two ECM albums.

A musical chameleon and shining light of Americana, New York-based Frisell has collaborated with pop icons such as Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Sting & Brian Eno along with jazz luminaries John Scofield, Ron Carter, Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden, combining sonic mastery with jazz, country, folk, rock, blues, pop, avant-garde, and more, whilst always maintaining a uniquely identifiable sound.


Bill Frisell clips on YouTube

‘Small Town’ excerpts –

‘Change in the air’ –

‘Thankful’ –

‘Rambler’  –

Another wonderful review in the Sydney Morning Herald 9/10/18

An extract of the review of our Julien Wilson concert 

Wilson’s importance in the pantheon of Australian music continues to grow. This is not just due to his stature as an improvising saxophonist or a composer (although either would be reason enough). It’s partly due to his keen sense of being heir to such Australian pioneers as Mark Simmonds, Bernie McGann​ and Allan Browne. It is also due to his Browne-like idiomatic openness, so the playground is the whole gamut of jazz, from its earliest New Orleans roots to the golden tenor saxophone era of Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster;

Read John Shand’s full review here