5:15 + 6:15pm - SHOL
Chris Pappas - tenor sax
Nashua Lee - guitar
John O'Hagan - double bass
Chris Lewis - drums
SHOL is a quintet from Melbourne that has been performing and recording since 2012. They are a contemporary jazz ensemble whose original compositions cover hard bop, free jazz, world and soul music. They have developed a personal and unique ensemble sound and are all composers in their own right.
All the members of SHOL have paid their musical dues over a period of many years performing, composing and collaborating with many of Australia’s finest jazz musicians. These musicians have come together forming a solid and highly experienced unit writing original compositions for their musical inspirations, paying homage to Coltrane, Coleman, Davis, Monk, Mingus, Taylor, Blakey etc. The music takes you on a journey exploring melodic themes, moods and rhythmic textures, building on compositions demanding freedom in improvisation.
“Shol have certainly developed a most engaging sound and their original pieces reflect a commitment to thoughtful, intelligent composition.”
- Jack Beamish, Jazz Spectrum, October 2014
“Shol prove themselves to be fearless, and rightly so. As improvisers they are inventive, soulful and adventurous. Their interaction is exemplary, similar to supergroups such as the Cookers, to mention yet another band that looks to the spirit of post-bop for inspiration. By creating this delightful labor of love and devotion, Shol can affirm that it definitely pays to follow the straight and narrow path.”
- Nikos Fotakis, AustralianJazz.net, January 2015
Lebowskis acknowledges that this event will take place on the lands of the Wurundjeri tribe of the Kulin nation, and pays respects to their elders past, present, and emerging.