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The Underground

Tuesday Jazz - Damian Wright Trio

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Tuesday Jazz - Damian Wright Trio
Tuesday Jazz - Damian Wright Trio

Time & Location

19 Mar 2024, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Underground, 32 Church St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

About the event

DAMIAN WRIGHT (flamenco guitar)

Modern flamenco music & more with ARIA nominated guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT (flamenco guitar) from acclaimed ensemble Bandaluzia Flamenco.

Damian recently released his debut album “Shifting Sands” (ABC Music) which was The Sydney Morning Heralds ‘Pick of the week’ where it was described as “Glorious guitar playing”. Damian was invited to perform as a solo artist at The Rajasthan International Folk Festival, INDIA and in 2016 performed at The Shanghai Fringe Festival, CHINA. Damian’s ensemble BANDALUZIA was invited to perform at the biannual Adelaide International Guitar Festival curated by Slava Grigoryan & was a soloist at The Sydney International Guitar festival in 2017 & 2018. BANDALUZIA was awarded "The Pick Of the Sydney Fringe" at The Sydney Fringe Festival and performed to a sold out Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as an invited artist to TEDX Sydney 2014. BANDALUZIA has headlined The International Gypsy Music Festival, Sydney, The Global Carnival and is on Musica Viva's national touring program. In 2010 Damian received a development grant from the Australian arts council to study flamenco guitar in Spain with Pepe Justicia, where he spent five years. Damian has recorded with ensembles RASA DUENDE & THE TRANSLATORS on ABC/Universal and Jazzgroove Records and his compositions have been played on ABC radio national and ABC Classic FM.

"Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist...Wright showed what a captivating solo player he is on his own "In Time", and elsewhere his articulation of complex lines was fluid and dripping with conviction" – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.

JAMES HAUPTMANN (percussion)

One of the most highly regarded percussionists Australia has produced. James has had an extensive and diverse career in various genres performing internationally and nationally. Originally from Canberra, James studied Jazz at the Australian National University, before arriving in Sydney and performing and recording regularly with Australian Jazz royalty including James Morrison, Vince Jones, Dale Barlow and songstress Katie Noonan... James has also performed and recorded with acts as diverse as ARIA nominated pop – rock artists Bluejuice on the Big Day Out Main Stage, Sydney and The Viper Room, Los Angeles to Javanese percussion masters and acclaimed flamenco artists from Spain. James has become a formidable addition to percussion in Australia, through his extensive touring and collaboration with Bandaluzia flamenco.

YUHKI MAYNE (Violin)

Was one of the youngest violinists, at fourteen years old, to join the prestigious Australian Youth Orchestra, with whom he performed concerts at the Sydney Opera House and toured France, Germany and the Netherlands. In 2011, Yuhki began his Bachelor of Music at the Elder Conservatorium of Music with Natsuko Yoshimoto. Relocating in 2012 to Hobart, he completed his BMus at the University of Tasmania with Professor Jun Yi–Ma. Yuhki has subsequently performed both nationally and internationally with Opera Australia, Victoria Opera, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, String Musicians Australia and the Australian International Opera Company. Yuhki’s diverse musical interests and talents have also led to numerous collaborations with String Quartets such as The Phoenix Collective, RnB sensation Ngaire and acclaimed flamenco ensemble Bandaluzia.

Damian Wright – Flamenco Guitar

Yuhki Mayne – Violin

James Hauptmann – Percussion

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