Adam Simmons The Zen Of Jazz


Saturday 4 May   10am – 3.30pm
$70 / $55 concession

Sponsored by Jazzaratta

Sponsored by Jazzaratta

Join Jazzaratta’s workshop with Master instrumentalist and improviser, Adam Simmons, exploring Zen Buddhist music and Japanese Shakuhachi flute to enhance your approach to jazz, ensemble playing and improvising.

Participants are asked to bring:  instrument & music stand.


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Artist Bio

Adam Simmons is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and educator, involved across many different scenes within Melbourne and beyond, performing contemporary jazz, punk, afro-beat, new music, traditional Japanese honkyo-ku, funk and free noise/improv. He regularly performs internationally and has worked with artists from USA, Poland, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Greece and New Caledonia. His ensembles include Origami and the renowned Adam Simmons Toy Band.

He is currently teaching shakuhachi at University of Melbourne. Adam has curated various events including Festival of Slow Music, 100:25:1 (a series of one hundred duets) and the 2017 & 2018 editions of Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues.