Stu Hunter: the migration

A soul-searching response to life, love and cultural complexity from the exhilarating frontier of modern Australian jazz

Met with an instant standing ovation at the 2016 Sydney Festival, the migration is a soul-searching response to life, love, family and cultural complexity from one of Australia’s most lauded jazz composers. The third in a series of acclaimed suites by Stu Hunter, the migration’s lush sonic grooves and deeply emotive melodies are direct from the exhilarating frontier of modern Australian jazz.

A rising star in modern jazz, Australian producer, pianist and composer Stu Hunter made his breakthrough with his lauded album, the muse (2007), followed by the award-winning sophomore suite, the gathering (2010) which The Australian declared “a milestone in contemporary jazz”. Performed with a masterful ten-piece band, the migration is a multi-dimensional celebration of life’s journey.

Commissioned in part by SIMA with the support of the Australia Council, we are thrilled to present this trailblazing work. Besides his own projects, Hunter has made a name behind the scenes accompanying the likes of Passenger, Silverchair and Katie Noonan.

Sinuous melody, exotic textures and wickedly funky sensibilities. Hunter has assembled one of the great horn sections in Australian music history. The beast is the ensemble itself. Transcendent brilliance. – Sydney Morning Herald

Adult $50/Concession $45/Child $15
Groups of four or more Adult $45/Concession $40
High Street Season Subscribers Adult $40 / Concession $36

Buy tickets »

(High Street Subscribers, please email boxoffice@jspac.com.au or call 4723 7600 for your discount code if you’ve not yet received one)

 

 

 

Performed by Stu Hunter and a 10-Piece Band

A note from the composer;
the migration is multi dimensional music. It is a celebration, a conversation, a comment and a wish. It is in many ways my own life process put to music. It is about the questions instead of the answers. Conceptually it is about the movement of ideas and beliefs throughout the course of my life’s journey but also of a bigger  picture and the growth and sharing of culture and ideas – especially within an Australian framework.”

the migration was released independently on January 7th 2016 and launched at the Sydney Festival on January 9th 2016 at City Recital Hall, Angel Place to a standing ovation.

featuring;
Simon Barker (Daorum, Showa 44) on drums and percussion; Declan Kelly (Diesel and Dub, Bernard Fanning, Katie Noonan) on Percussion; Carl Dewhurst (Australian Art Orchestra, Showa 44, Daorum, Scott Tinkler’s Drub) on guitar; Matt Keegan (Matt Keegan Trio, Friedman Fellowship winner, The Beautiful Girls) on Tenor and Bari Sax and alto clarinet; Julien Wilson (Julian Wilson trio, Black Armband, Australian Art Orchestra) on Tenor Sax, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet; James Greening (The World According to James, Australian Art Orchestra, Jackie Orszacsky) on the trombone and pocket trumpet; and Phil Slater (Australian Art Orchestra, Band of 5 Names) on the trumpet and flugel horn; Tina Harrod (Jackie Orszacsky, Jimmy Barnes) on vocals

  • Sunday, Jul 30 2017 5:00pm

Met with an instant standing ovation at the 2016 Sydney Festival, the migration is a soul-searching response to life, love, family and cultural complexity from one of Australia’s most lauded jazz composers. The third in a series of acclaimed suites by Stu Hunter, the migration’s lush sonic grooves and deeply emotive melodies are direct from the exhilarating frontier of modern Australian jazz.

A rising star in modern jazz, Australian producer, pianist and composer Stu Hunter made his breakthrough with his lauded album, the muse (2007), followed by the award-winning sophomore suite, the gathering (2010) which The Australian declared “a milestone in contemporary jazz”. Performed with a masterful ten-piece band, the migration is a multi-dimensional celebration of life’s journey.

Commissioned in part by SIMA with the support of the Australia Council, we are thrilled to present this trailblazing work. Besides his own projects, Hunter has made a name behind the scenes accompanying the likes of Passenger, Silverchair and Katie Noonan.

Sinuous melody, exotic textures and wickedly funky sensibilities. Hunter has assembled one of the great horn sections in Australian music history. The beast is the ensemble itself. Transcendent brilliance. – Sydney Morning Herald

Adult $50/Concession $45/Child $15
Groups of four or more Adult $45/Concession $40
High Street Season Subscribers Adult $40 / Concession $36

Buy tickets »

(High Street Subscribers, please email boxoffice@jspac.com.au or call 4723 7600 for your discount code if you’ve not yet received one)

 

 

 

Performed by Stu Hunter and a 10-Piece Band

A note from the composer;
the migration is multi dimensional music. It is a celebration, a conversation, a comment and a wish. It is in many ways my own life process put to music. It is about the questions instead of the answers. Conceptually it is about the movement of ideas and beliefs throughout the course of my life’s journey but also of a bigger  picture and the growth and sharing of culture and ideas – especially within an Australian framework.”

the migration was released independently on January 7th 2016 and launched at the Sydney Festival on January 9th 2016 at City Recital Hall, Angel Place to a standing ovation.

featuring;
Simon Barker (Daorum, Showa 44) on drums and percussion; Declan Kelly (Diesel and Dub, Bernard Fanning, Katie Noonan) on Percussion; Carl Dewhurst (Australian Art Orchestra, Showa 44, Daorum, Scott Tinkler’s Drub) on guitar; Matt Keegan (Matt Keegan Trio, Friedman Fellowship winner, The Beautiful Girls) on Tenor and Bari Sax and alto clarinet; Julien Wilson (Julian Wilson trio, Black Armband, Australian Art Orchestra) on Tenor Sax, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet; James Greening (The World According to James, Australian Art Orchestra, Jackie Orszacsky) on the trombone and pocket trumpet; and Phil Slater (Australian Art Orchestra, Band of 5 Names) on the trumpet and flugel horn; Tina Harrod (Jackie Orszacsky, Jimmy Barnes) on vocals

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