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Shit Nipple // Antipodes

5:15pm - Shit Nipple

 

Cheryl Durongpisitkul - Alto Saxophone

Steve Hornby - Double Bass

Lincoln McKenzie - Guitar

Marcos Villalta - Guitar

Shit Nipple a collective of four instrumentalists with a very special musical bond. The origins of Shit Nipple date back to a time before they had even started building their repertoire, having played together for many years prior. The group's magic is drawn from many different influences, and their sound could be described as having a likeness to Jazz, Classical music, South American folk music and other more obscure styles. The band is made of Cheryl Durongpisitkul (alto saxophone), Steve Hornby(upright bass), Lincoln McKenzie(guitar), and Marcos Villalta (guitar).


 

6:15pm - Antipodes

 

Jake Baxendale - Saxophone

Callum Allardice - Guitar

Luke Sweeting - Piano

Tom Botting - Double Bass

Tim Geldens - Drum Kit

 

Described during their recent tour of Australia as “a great blowing band with dense heads, occasional free and floating segments, room for solos and some great grooves” (Canberra Jazz) this is music drawn from diverse influences – modern New York jazz meets Swedish indie pop and European free improvised music. Audiences are first drawn in by introspective, timbral improvisations and then set to foot-tapping with danceable beats, songlike melodies and fiery solos.


Antipodes was formed after a chance meeting of some of the members at a jam session in Berlin in 2013. The musical connection became immediately apparent and they began writing and performing original compositions together. This year’s Freedman Jazz finalist, Sweeting from Sydney is a pianist known for his indelible work with jazz-improv group the Grey Wing Trio. Saxophonist Baxendale a key force behind the burgeoning Kiwi band The Jac and is one of the most energetic forces coming from the underground Wellington jazz scene. Motueka born guitarist Callum Allardice, a frequent collaborator of Jake’s, joined them in NZ and contributed a number of his own compositions. The band also features Sydney’s incredible double bassist Tom Botting and the driving powers of Tim Geldens on drum kit.

 

Earlier Event: September 4
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Later Event: September 18
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