Lisa Young - Voice       Ben Roberston - Double Bass       Sam Evans - Tabla & Percussion

Lisa, Ben and Sam are well known to World/Jazz listeners as creative stylists and improvisers, incorporating Indian
and African influences in their work. This new trio explores their diverse musical expression, layering Indian sounds, rhythms
and textures in an evocative journey of song.

'Remarkable grace in amazing voice' - The Age

Check the Lisa Young Trio concert listing HERE. For bookings and more information CONTACT US.

 

Lisa Young ~ Voice, Konnakol, Aslatuas
Lisa Young has studied music across a wide spectrum, from Jazz and Contemporary Improvised music to the aural traditions of India, Africa and Bulgaria. She is renown as an exceptionally creative vocal stylist and improviser incorporating Indian and African elements in her work. In 2003 her composition 'Thulele Mama Ya' (with Coco's Lunch) won Best Folk/World Song in the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards in the USA, and in 2007 her jazz quartet's most recent album 'Grace' won Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album 2007 at the Australian Jazz 'Bell' Awards. In 2009 Lisa received Cultural Exchange funding from Arts Victoria to pursue a cross-cultural collaborative ensemble with Karaikudi Mani and associates in Chennai, India in August 2009. Lisa has thrice travelled to India for advanced konnakol lessons with mridangam virtuoso Kaaraikudi Mani. For 2008-09 Lisa received an Australia Council Project Fellowship enabling her to further her konnakol study in India with Guru Mani, and compose a new series of works for her quartet - 'The Eternal Pulse' Lisa is also a founding member of vocal and percussion group Coco's Lunch. They have recorded 6 albums of original music, receiving 2 ARIA nominations in 2007, and have toured exstensively throughout Australia, Canada, Europe and Asia.

 

Ben Robertson - Double Bass

Ben Robertson has had extensive experience in a wide variety of musical settings, with credits in the studio covering over 60 jazz and commercial CD releases. He makes regular television appearances and tours nationally and internationally with local and international artists. He has a harmonic and listening musician and a great asset to any ensemble both as an improvising soloist and arranger.Ben has performed in diverse situations with artists such as James Morrison, and visiting artists Lee Konitz, American Broadway diva Barbara Cook, Warren Vache,
Lew Soloff, Don Rader, singer Mark Murphy and has recorded CDs with many Australian artists.

Sam Evans - Tabla

Sam Evans is a creative modern voice in the world of tabla. After a decade of study in India with Pandit Anindo Chatterjee as well as studying with Ustad Zakir Hussain in America, Sam Evans has developed a distinctive approach to tabla that expresses both a sense of spaciousness and the vibrant sophistication of the Indian tabla tradition. He has toured thoughout India, written for documentaries and television, performed live on Indian and Australian television and at numerous international jazz and world music festivals. He has many recordings to his name and his music has been featured on compilation CDs alongside Ravi Shankar, Nitin Sawhney and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He is the founder of the Melbourne Tabla School, lectures in Indian music at Monash University, holds a Masters degree in tabla performance and has established a degree pathway for tabla players in Australia. His latest album with Melbourne trio Fine Blue Thread has received rave reviews in Australia, the album has recently been released in Europe and is currently being featured by the BBC in London.

 

 

 

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