Way out West

  • VENUE: Ainslie Arts Centre : Ainslie Main Hall
  • COST: $27 concession | $27 group 4+ | $33 full
  • BOOKINGS: Online or phone 6182 0000 during business hours
  • PRESENTER: Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres
  • WHEN: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
    10 August 2017
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Ainslie and Gorman is thrilled to welcome Way Out West to the AInslie Arts Centre, on the Canberra leg of their national tour.

Led by daring trumpeter/composer Peter Knight, Way Out West’s latest, self-titled album features koto virtuoso, Satsuki Odamura and won the 2016 Age/Music Victoria ‘Jazz Album of the Year’ along with rave reviews including four and a half stars in The Australian.

Way Out West is at the vanguard of an important musical movement that engages with Australia’s place in Asia to produce a unique hybrid form of jazz. Their sound – which integrates, Asian, African, and jazz influences – has been described as “utterly unique” and has earned the band a loyal local following as well as invitations to play some of the largest music festivals in the world.

“Truly one of the highlights of the day, the Melbourne-based group managed to combine different styles seamlessly.” Vancouver Sun

Winner 2009 Bell Award, ‘Best Australian Jazz Ensemble’

2011 APRA Art Music ‘Award for Excellence’ nominee

2008 APRA ‘Jazz Work of the Year’ nominee

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body