MJC Presents: Dasika/Carbo Quartet
Sunday, January 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Niran Dasika is an award-winning trumpeter with a distinctive, ethereal sound and lyrical improvisatory
approach, described as “ravishing” (The Sydney Morning Herald) and “exquisite” (Australian Book
Review), who had been recording and performing in Japan prior to travel restrictions.
Runner-up in 2017 National Jazz Brass Awards, in 2019 he was named Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year at the Australian Jazz ʻBellʼ Awards, received a APRA AMCOS Professional Development Award and was nominated for the Freedman Jazz Fellowship. In August 2019 he attended the Jazz and Creative Music Workshop at the Banff Centre, Canada, under Vijay Iyer and Tyshawn Sorey, and ironically met up with Flora Carbo (alto sax) for the first time, as well as Adelaide drummer Kyrie Anderson.
Carbo’s career has paralleled Dasika’s, as a finalist in the Bell Awards, and a finalist for the 2021 Freedman Jazz Fellowship.
For this project Dasika and Carbo perform their originals with Joe Talia (drums), joined by Sam Anning (bass).
“Like birds singing in a placid twilight… glows with a luminescent reverence”. AllAboutJazz.com review of ʻSuzakuʼ