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Adam Simmons' Origami

Rank #26 AU Melbourne, VIC, AU Jazz

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Sounds Like: Ornette A. Coleman, Anthony Braxton

Label: Listen/Hear Collective

Bio: ORIGAMI Australian jazz played with fire, melody and passion.

Adam Simmons - alto sax Howard Cairns - bass Anthony Baker - drums

Led by multi-reed player, Adam Simmons, this trio, along with bassist Howard Cairns and drummer Anthony Baker, is another facet of Simmons' music, which includes hi... See Full Bio

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“Simmons is no stranger having been on the Melbourne scene since the 1990’s but this could be his defining moment. Origami, with masterly technique, embraces some of the most vital aspects of jazz tradition and yet has an utterly contemporary relevance. Swing, groove, interplay, self-expression, and in the example of past masters such as Rollins, has embraced pop without compromising artistic integrity.”
—  Peter Wockner, 5 stars, Limelight Magazine
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  • 2011

    Nov 29


    Melbourne, VIC, AU | 6:45am
    Chapman Stick seminar/concert
    Melbourne, VIC, AU
    Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:45am

    Details

    Hi Tappers. You can register your attendance by following the link to our Chapmn Stick seminar/concert.

  • 2011

    Oct 13


    Northcote, VIC, AU | 7:30pm

    Northcote, VIC, AU
    Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:30pm

    Details

    Origami - Adam Simmons, alto sax with Howard Cairns, bass and Anthony Baker, drums - CD Launch [that comes in it's very own origami CD case!] with special guests piano legend Tony Gould on the church organ and Speak Percussion premiering a new work by Adam Simmons "Have you Heard the News" written for the newspaper!! Yep... Speak will be playing the newspaper!! www.listenhearcollective.com for more info on the CD, "The Blues of Joy"

  • 2011

    Oct 5


    Sydney, NSW, AU | 7:30pm

    Sydney, NSW, AU
    Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:30pm

    Details

    Origami - Adam Simmons, alto sax with Howard Cairns, bass and Anthony Baker, drums - CD Launch [that comes in it's very own origami CD case!] with special guests Waratah, featuring Sandy Evans, Satsuki Odamura and Tony Lewis - sax, koto and percussion, yay!! Doors open 7:30 - gig starts 8:30pm 505 - 280 Cleveland St, Surry Hills www.listenhearcollective.com for more info on the CD, "The Blues of Joy"

  • 2011

    Oct 2


    Fitzroy North, VIC, AU | 7:00pm
    Monkey
    Fitzroy North, VIC, AU
    Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:00pm

    Details

    This is a warm-up gig for the launch of the debut CD, "The Blues of Joy", which will be Oct 5 in Sydney at Venue 505 and Oct 13 in Melbourne at the Northcote Uniting Church - available through Listen/Hear Collective, www.listenhearcollective.com - though there will be pre-launch copies available on the night.

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