Jenny Game Ensemble
The Jenny Game Ensemble provides an opportunity for musicians from a variety of backgrounds to collaborate. In addition to jazz, the musicians involved work in classical, improvised, folk, popular and experimental musical styles.
Headed by saxophonist and composer, Jenny Game-Lapota, the Jenny Game Ensemble provides an opportunity for musicians from a variety of backgrounds to collaborate. In addition to jazz, the musicians involved work in classical, improvised, folk, popular and experimental musical styles.
It is a challenge for musicians to combine their diverse skills to produce new music!
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Featuring an impressive lineup of musicians, including the ARIA-winning pianist, Andrea Keller, guitarist Steve Magnusson and percussionist extraordinaire, Peter Neville, Jacinta's Song is the new CD from multi-saxophonist / composer Jenny Game-Lopata.
Members of Jenny Game Ensemble
"Game's tenor sax has a breathy silkiness, her soprano a rich sensuality ..." (Leon Gettler, The Age 'Green Guide') With improvisation qualifications from the Victorian College of the Arts and armed with a composition masters from Monash University, Jenny Game-Lopata is a formidable talent in the Melbourne jazz scene, performing her own works, playing soprano and tenor saxophones was well as leading her own ensemble.
Andrea Keller is a well-known Melbourne-based jazz pianist whose recent album Mikrokosmos not only won the inaugural Bell Award for contemporary jazz but also the 2003 ARIA jazz award.
Composer and violinist Hope Csutoros is the founding performer of improvising quartet, DeFLOCKeD and is the principle violinist with the David Chesworth Ensemble.
Steve Magnusson is one of Melbourne's most sought after guitarists, having appeared on numerous film scores, and performed with international artists the likes of Steve Coleman, Arthur Blythe, Enrico Rava, George Coleman Junior and Mike Stern.
Bassist Ian Wilmot is an integral part of the freelance Melbourne music scene, performing with the Australian Pops Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony, Orchestra Victoria and the Melbourne Theatre Company.
Poul Grage freelances as a percussionist for jazz and folk groups appearing in venues across eastern Australia, including Jugularity, the Kostas Tsicaderis Ensemble (as featured on SBS Television) and Xristina.
Bassist Andrew O'Grady has had experience in a diverse range of musical styles, ranging from country and blues to jazz, contemporary composition and orchestal symphonies.