Acoustic Wonderland Band
Guy Strazz (guitars), Matt McMahon (piano), Craig Scott (double bass), Dave Goodman (drums)

Sat 7 April 8PM

Knox Hall, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music
45 Mann St, Gosford.

Guitar master and brilliant pianist Matt McMahon reunite following their previously AIR nominated jazz release ”2@1” and the Jazz APRA awarded “Mandela”.  They are joined by bassist Craig Scott and drummer Dave Goodman who have graced the stages with musicians such Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Mark Isaacs, and Matt Keegan.

The Acoustic Wonderland Band (AWB) continues the melding of jazz, Afro-Latin music, and South Indian classical music; an approach previously established by leader Guy Strazz on his CD Calcutta Express (nominated for an Indie Acoustic Project USA 2006), and “Eastern Blues” (CD of the Week – ABC The Planet).

AWB plays music rich with melody and rhythm. There are explorations of seemingly simple harmonies leaning towards folk-rock music in new tunes such as the emotive Taj Mahal, a South Indian influenced arrangement of Miles Davis’ “All Blues” as well as the fire and joy of tunes such as Afro Bouban and a revisit of the Riddle – a milestone composition in Australian acoustic jazz fusion (ABC Jazz).

Join the exciting Acoustic Wonderland Band for their Central Coast premier appearance and be part of this fantastic musical journey!

So completely are the component parts integrated, providing the players with unique rhythmic and melodic fields upon which to unleash their improvising skills”. John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

Adult $30
Conc. $27
Student $15
Con Student $5
Child (under 5) Free


Information and image courtesy of Guy Strazz

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