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.
Having extensively toured Australia and New Zealand, Antipodes are back on the road again. Formed after Baxendale met Sweeting at a jam session in Berlin in 2013. Their musical connection became immediately apparent and they began writing and performing original compositions together. 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. The band features the highly celebrated kiwi guitarist-composer Callum Allardice, double bassist Max Alduca and the hard-grooving NZ-come Sydney bassist Tim Geldens.
The guys played at TRBC at last years Beer, Cheese, Wine and all that Jazz event and we're stoked to have them back again.
Time: 1 - 4pm