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Passacaglia Nuova at Afternoon Delights Series

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Sat 19 Jun 2021
Public Transport, Toilet on Site
Event will continue in wet weather
Craft beers, local wines + sweet & savoury dishes
1st set starts 2.30pm sharp
Intimate venue- 35 seats

Music Hunter and DOWNSTAIRS at Avalon Present
'Passacaglia Nuova', who are a Baroque Jazz ensemble featuring soprano Roberta Diamond, jazz guitarist Felix Lalanne and improvising double bassist Elsen Price.

​The trio formed in 2021 with a combined passion for the various styles of Italian, English and French Baroque music, and the improvising language of jazz.

The trio has performed in Sydney to local acclaim. Individually, the members have led significant careers internationally, giving a broad sense of influence and individuality to some of Western Music's most creative works.

The Artists:

ROBERTA DIAMOND, currently studying at the Schola Cantorum Basilensis in Switzerland with Katarina Livljanic, and privately with Paul Farrington, specialises in the interpretation of medieval, renaissance and baroque music. She has appeared at festivals such as Trigonale Festival der Alten Musik, Laus Polyphoniae Antwerpen, the Utrecht Oude Muziek Festival, Mars en Baroque, the Goan Festival of Sacred Music in India and many more. She enjoys collaborating with folk musicians from all over the world in cross-cultural projects and especially enjoys singing in Arabic and Spanish, which she studied at university.

FELIX LALANNE is an Australian freelance guitarist and composer. During his studies at the Sydney Conservatorium, he had the opportunity to learn and perform with some of Australia's leading jazz improvisers including: Mike Nock, Dale Barlow and Mike Rivett and international artists such as Reiner Baas. In 2015 he toured the U.S. with James Muller, David Theak and collaborated with Arturo Sandoval. In 2017, He was a finalist in the Montreux jazz guitar competition, returning in 2018 to perform with the Montreux Academy along side the other finalists and supporting Chick Corea’s acoustic trio. Some recent original music releases include: Freyja Garbett’s “Maya” (Nov 19’) and Avgenicos Brothers “Treading Water” (Sept 20’).

ELSEN PRICE is a Sydney based double bassist and as a composer has won awards for movie scoring and has various works published. He has an extensive list of collaborators and work, highlights including: featured artist performances at Extended Play Festival, Vivid Festival, Sydney Festival, MONA, Audio Foundation (NZ), 810 Outfit Café (JPN), HAMU (CZRPBLC), Wells Cathedral (ENG), Stewart Melville College (SCTLND). Elsen is a strong advocate for Australian Music with 6 years as a volunteer presenter of ‘New Australia’ on Eastside FM plus is a committee member of the Australian Arts Party.

DOWNSTAIRS Avalon, 18 Katoomba St, NSW, 2780
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