The Hannah James Quintet
The Hannah James Quintet
Hatch is the exciting new project from our own Hannah James to develop new ideas and collaborations with diverse musicians and musical genres. Compositions and arrangements move between jazz - old and new, groove, classical and everything in between. This incarnation features a quintet of some of Sydney’s finest musicians.
3 Course Dinner & Concert - Tickets $80
Bookings in the Cafe or phone 02 238 1688
Hannah James - Double Bass
Casey Golden – Piano
Paul Cutlan – Saxophone, Clarinet
Peter Koopman – Guitar
Oli Nelson - Drums
Annie’s Revenge composed by Hannah James and played by The Hannah James Trio from their recent CD Triliphony
Sydney bassist Hannah James is a former graduate of the ANU school of Music. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award for up and coming female jazz musicians. As leader she has recorded two albums and performed around Australia including Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Bennett’s Lane, SIMA Sound Lounge, Kinetic Jazz festival and on national TV and radio.
Her many playing credits include tours to Europe and Asia and working alongside Katie Noonan, Alister Spence, Sandy Evans, Don Burrows, Kevin Hunt, Angie Hart (Frente), Dean Manning (Leonardo’s Bride), Lady Sings it Better, Dave Goodman and Matt Keegan amongst others.
Paul’s uniquely expressive voice as a multi-instrumentalist and composer is informed by many styles, including contemporary classical music, world music and jazz. Amongst his many credits as a long standing creative musician Paul has worked with the Sydney Symphony, Ten Part Invention, Clarion Fracture Zone, The Australian Art Orchestra and ARIA award winning band MARA! As well as an impressive discography and international touring record, Paul is a highly respected composer and it is a great honour to have him as part of this project.
Long term collaborator, pianist Casey Golden, was born into a family of jazz musicians. He began studying classical piano from the age of five and was exposed to a wide variety of music during his childhood through his mother’s vast record collection and the rest of his musical family. At the age of 17 he won a BBM Jazz Award that sent him to study and play with musicians in London. He has been a finalist for Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year in the Australian Jazz "Bell" Awards, a finalist in the APRA Professional Development Awards in 2013 and nominated for a Freedman Fellowship in 2015. He is a strong band leader in his own right with the highly acclaimed Casey Golden Trio, recently releasing their 4th album “Miniature’
Originally hailing from the lush countryside of rural New Zealand, Peter Koopman has become a regular fixture on Sydney's music scene since his arrival in late 2011, appearing with various jazz and pop groups around the country and abroad. His love of music was first sparked by the many and varied albums in his Dad's record collection, and he spent his late teens gigging around the Auckland jazz scene in bands led by Roger Manins and Frank Gibson jr, before moving to Australia. Recent highlights include tours to Asia with the Briana Cowlishaw Band, and playing in Tim Firth's jazz-metal band Scoredatura. In 2014 Peter placed 3rd in the prestigious National Jazz Awards at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival. He currently tours with Katie Noonan.
Oli Nelson is quickly establishing himself as a rising star in the Australian Jazz Community. Since winning the James Morrison Jazz Scholarship in 2013 Oli has performed with an impressive list of Australia’s jazz legends: Mike Nock, James Morrison, James Muller, Karl Morgan, Brett Hurst, Judy Bailey, Craig Scott and Matt McMahon to name a few.
Salt and Pepper Calamari with greens
Lamb Fillet with Rosemary Jus, crispy chats, seasonal vegetables
Sticky Date Pudding with butterscotch and cream
Vegetarian meals available on request