Missed out on tickets to SITG? Or just can’t be bothered to battle the 18 hour drive up to Byron Bay? What ever your reason may be for missing the festival, you can still get a slice of the SITG action sans tent pegs, gumboots and over-priced beer.
Latin/jazz-influenced pianist and composer Sam Keevers heads his own quartet with Ben Robertson on bass, Dave Beck on drums and Javier Fredes on percussion. Keevers also leads Los Carbones and has played on Katie Noonan’s ARIA award-winning CD Blackbird, recorded in New York with such jazz luminaries as saxophonist Joe Lovano, guitarist John Scofield and bassist Ron Carter.