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Matt Keegan & Miles Thomas: K2 + Theak-Tet, Band of Five Names

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Jazz:NOW Wired captures the excitement, diversity and immediacy of Australian jazz in digital mode.

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Jazz:NOW has rebooted to connect artists and audiences at a time when it's needed the most. Watch seven intimate studio performances with bonus vintage footage from iconic Australian artists in this exclusive digital season.

Composer, Freedman Fellow and Artistic Director of The Three Seas, Matt Keegan uses the Octatrack (a dynamic performance sampler) to inspire melodic and rhythmic improvised dialogue between saxophone and drums.

Against this sonic backdrop, Matt skilfully explores his full palette of otherworldly effects, crafted over the past 20 years of creative exploration accompanied by improviser and percussionist Miles Thomas.

An in-demand drummer for the likes of Montaigne, Japanese Wallpaper, Lior and Clare Bowen - Miles approach is expressive and unconventional. In this setting, his improvisations are perfect accompaniment to Matt's electro-acoustic sound world.

Expect the unexpected, a playful performance full of groove.

Matt Keegan (saxophone, effects), Miles Thomas (drums)

Bonus Archival Footage: THEAK-TET, BAND OF FIVE NAMES

Theak-tet was described by All About Jazz as "a fine example of the vibrant Down Under post bop scene". At home Dave Theak was building a reputable career leading this celebrated ensemble for more than a decade. At the legendary Walsh Bay “Bayside Brasserie”, Dave is joined by Matt McMahon, James Muller, Craig Scott and Dave Goodman.

Described by the Sydney Morning Herald as "profound", this masterful meeting of the Band of Five Names features Matt McMahon, Phil Slater and Simon Barker.

*Thank you to Cordell Hilton for the use of the bonus footage

ABOUT JAZZ:NOW WIRED

From middle eastern percussion to pedal steel guitar, the excitement, diversity and immediacy of Australian jazz is captured in multi-camera video with audio recorded and mixed by Richard Belkner.

Performances are followed by archival footage filmed over 00/01 for The Pulse. Hear from iconic Australian artists including The Necks, Bernie McGann, Sandy Evans, James Greening, Darren Percival, Lily Dior, Mike Nock’s Big Small Band, Theak-Tet, Band of Five Names and Barney McAll.

**Available to watch on demand 30 days after each event.

Subscribe Now and receive a complimentary SIMA membership valued at $50.

Check out the full program HERE.

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