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Nick Abbey, Chris Foster, and Daniel Susnjar – Acoustic Originals
Monday 22 February 7.00pm
Tonight’s performance will see this compelling unit reunited to present a series of their original acoustic jazz compositions, including brand-new songs destined for Foster’s debut solo album (which will be recorded later in 2021) alongside selections from the multi-award-winning albums ‘Phantoms’ (2019) and ‘Brotherhood’ (2013).
Don’t miss this chance to catch these eminently musical composer-improvisers in full flight!
Chris Foster is one of Perth’s most in-demand pianists. He has performed with internationally acclaimed artists including Terrell Stafford, Ronald Carter, Frank Foster, Ed Partyka, Ernest Ranglan, Ian Hendrickson-Smith and Dave Guy (Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings), and James Morrison. Chris writes and records for original projects that range from acoustic jazz to hip-hop, where he is a significant contributor to WA legends Downsyde and Optamus, as well as Drapht and Coin Banks. Chris is also an avid educator of jazz piano at various schools including Hale School, St Stephens School, and WAAPA.
Specializing in Afro-Peruvian jazz, Daniel Susnjar is one of Australia’s leading voices in drumming, and has performed and recorded with music legends including Chick Corea, Terence Blanchard, Bobby McFerrin, Dave Grusin, and Steve Miller — to name a few. He has received several Bell Awards with his Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group (2015 Best Australian Modern Jazz Album and Australian Jazz Song of the Year) and Speedball (2018 Jazz Song of the Year), as well as a swag of WAM awards (including Best Jazz Act 2016 and 2017, Best Drummer 2016, and Jazz Song of the Year 2015). Having graduated with a Doctoral degree from the University of Miami, Daniel now lectures at WAAPA, where he has recently produced ‘The Recipe’, an album of original Afro-Peruvian music featuring the next generation of Western Australian jazz stars.