qoqo8 is a 5-way compositional collective that puts a new spin on the east-west fusion beloved by Shakti and Joe Zawinul. This new ensemble brings orchestral soundscapes to the meditative grooves and modal improvisations of music from the Sri-Lankan Buddhist tradition.
Each member is integrally involved in a variety of other projects that span jazz, theatre, film, dance and contemporary classical concert music. These projects have received critical acclaim and won awards that include an ARIA (Zulya and the Children of the Underground), Walkley (winning documentary score for Code of Silence) and Premio Internacional (‘Tales to Tell’, Cubadisco Music Awards in Cuba).
Nilusha Dassenaike – vocals
Anthony Schulz – piano, piano accordion
Adam Starr – guitar, vocals
Simon Starr – bass, vocals
Cost: $28 Tickets, $23 Concession
Duration: 90 minutes
Refreshments: Events Bar open