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Andy Sugg TTTenor


Wed 28 Aug 2019, 6:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Bird's Basement, 11 Singers Lane, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Starting from: $29.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Bird's Basement

For more than fifty years the tenor saxophone has been the sound of jazz. Think Sonny Rollins or John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter or Michael Brecker, Chris Potter or even a young Kenny G. So, what could be better than a jazz combo fronted by a tenor saxophone? fronted by three!

Three-tenor line-ups in jazz are rare. That's one reason why the jazz combo TTTenor is so special. Another is the saxophonists Andy Sugg, John Mackey and James Sandon. Based in Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane respectively, these tenorists represent the very best of contemporary jazz in the southern hemisphere—and on stage together they make the most exciting jazz combo performing anywhere in the world today.

These powerhouse players shine at the very thing that makes jazz so unique and special—great solo and collective improvising. Sugg, Mackey and Sandon's experience is wide—they've worked with a veritable who's who of the international jazz scene—and their understanding of the language is deep. Each has a strong distinctive voice, and whether using it to blend smoothly together or stand out on their own, when they appear on stage together something very special happens. When you hear TTTenor perform you understand why jazz has had such an impact all around the world and why it's still the most exciting music to see and hear today.

Andy Sugg, John Mackey, James Sandon on saxes, and Kieran Rafferty (drums), Phil Rex (bass) and Mina Yu (piano).

Jon Weber, our artist in residence will perform.