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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


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$20.00 – $25.00

“…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

Niran Dasika – Solo (opening set)
Opening the night will be Niran Dasika, a trumpeter and composer whose work encompasses jazz, free improvisation and electronic music. Niran’s live solo performances augments his distinctive, etherial trumpet sound with delays, looping and live processing to create mesmeric, hypnotic patterns underneath his lyrical trumpet playing.
Niran’s recent releases “Endless Spring, Infinite Summer” and “Assorted Drone Music Vol. 1-3” have explored an expanding sonic world of synthesisers, drum machines and lo-fi electronica.


27 Leslie St