Sandy Evans
... one of Australiaís leading contemporary jazz performers and composers. (The Bulletin, 24/8/93)
Sandy Evansís tenor saxophone sound is one of the glories of Australian music. (Sydney Morning Herald)
Sandy Evans is recognised as one of the leading saxophone players and composers in contemporary jazz in Australia. She has received many awards, including the Australian Jazz Artist of the Year (2003), the Young Australian Creative Fellowship from the Federal Government (1996), APRA award for Jazz Composition of the Year (What This Love Can Do, 1995), MO Award for Jazz Instrumental Performer of the year (1996) and the ARIA Award for Best Jazz Album (Clarion Fracture Zone CD Blue Shift, 1990). She has played with and composed for many of the most important groups in Australian jazz since the early 1980ís, including Ten Part Invention, the catholics, austraLysis, the Australian Art Orchestra and Mara! She has composed for the Martenitsa Choir for performances with Mara! and Clarion Fracture Zone. She has lead her own groups Women And Children First, the Sandy Evans Trio, and Clarion Fracture Zone, and has composed and directed Testimony, a ninety minute music theatre work about the life of Charlie Parker, for ABC Audio Arts.
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