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Claire Cross: ‘Into light’ Album Launch + Opening Act Niran Dasika Solo
Thursday, May 12, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Doors open at 7:30 pm
“…one of the most restless creative people in Melbourne today. As a jazz-and-beyond bassist, she will blow your mind; as a composer and bandleader, she has created a sonic world of her own…” – Nikos Fotakis, australianjazz.net
Bringing together some of Melbourne’s most exciting improvisers, award winning bassist and composer Claire Cross launches her debut album ‘Into Light’ – a darkly-hued, cinematic suite exploring the theme of hope and the complexities of struggle. With swells of lush textures interwoven with improvisation and delicate melodies, Into Light is inspired by ambient-chamber ensemble works, with a subtle jazz sensibility.
The Into Light suite was first commissioned in 2019 by the Melbourne International Jazz Festival with support from their Take Note program and premiered at the Festival in the same year. This project has been supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants in 2020.
Claire Cross – Electric Bass
Flora Carbo – Alto Saxophone/Bass Clarinet
Jordan Murray – Trombone
Biddy Connor -Viola
Stephanie Arnold – Cello
Harry Cook – Piano