7:30 National Jazz Award Finals
Harriett Allcroft, VIC
Amelia Evans, VIC
8.15 The Amersfoort Connection
Drummer, composer, and 2018 National Jazz Award winner, Alex Hirlian premieres new work with his thrilling sextet, Arcing Wires. An enigmatic fusion of math rock, progressive metal and jazz, Arcing Wires features some of Australia’s most exciting young jazz musicians.
Adam Simmons – Broodje Hadi
Previous co-artistic director and multi-instrumentalist, Adam Simmons, talks and plays to the relationship he forged between the WFoJ&B and the Amersfoort Jazz Festival in the Netherlands.
Kika Sprangers Large Ensemble*
In the Netherlands and beyond, Kika is regarded as one of the finest young talents in contemporary jazz. This performance showcases Kika’s award-winning large ensemble.
*Supported by the Amersfoort Jazz Festival