Jake Amy - Bird's Basement

2019 July 31 at 6:00pm to 11:00pm

11 Singers Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

The Jake Amy Septet dives into harmonic and rhythmic sound explorations, with vibrant melodies illustrating a strong connection to Jake's naturistic upbringing in the bush. Think Steve Coleman's Black Science mixed with Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz.

"Between massive grooves and destruction of melodic words, expertly impressionistic colours are nevertheless the beautiful part of its expression." - Jazz News (Pierre Tenne)

Jake Amy is an Australian-born pianist studying at Monash University where he is working towards completing a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance). Since 2013, Jake has been heavily involved in theatrical productions, has been frequently touring nationally and internationally with various ensembles, been involved in the production of over twenty albums and is now a session musician for (currently) over thirty bands. Jake has studied and performed in New York alongside acclaimed drummer Tony Moreno. Jake's music has been featured in France's best-selling jazz magazine, Jazz News. Last year, Jake was invited to perform his latest album Illustrations of Nature at the Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés festival in France.

Jake's Septet is composed of Flora Carbo on alto sax, Andre Lew on tenor sax, Harry Tinney on electric guitar, Robbie Finch on double bass, Bryce Zelno and Jordan Pereira on drums, (Jake on piano).