Bridge of Dreams


Saturday 12 January, 2019
8:00 pm
City Recital Hall



Sandy Evans and Sirens Big Band present
Bridge of Dreams featuring Shubha Mudgal and Aneesh Pradhan

Hindustani singer Shubha Mudgal has been named ‘one of the best vocalists in today’s generation of singers’ (Free Press Journal, India) and saxophonist Sandy Evans, ‘one of the best contemporary jazz composers…anywhere.’ (All About Jazz.)

Add the percussive brilliance of composer and master tabla player Aneesh Pradhan and his disciple Bobby Singh, harmonium virtuoso Sudhir Nayak, and the exhilaration and precision of the 17-piece super-collective Sirens Big Band, and you’ll have a highlight of the 2019 Sydney music calendar. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear the very best in contemporary music created by culturally and gender-diverse musicians.

While there is a long tradition of jazz musicians being inspired by the extraordinary depth of Indian music, this pioneering collaboration is a world first in bringing together a jazz big band with Hindustani vocals. Composed and recorded across two continents, Bridge of Dreams culminates in a fiery debut show, inviting you to experience the magical, colourful and musically-thrilling things that happen in the space between two worlds.

The album Bridge of Dreams will be released in Australia (Rufus Records) and India (Apple Music) in November 2018.


Standard $50
City Recital Hall Member $40
Sydney Improvised Music Association Member $40
Concession $40

Bridge of Dreams – Public Promo from Sirens Big Band on Vimeo.

A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6.60, Phone $8.25. There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office. City Recital Hall Members enjoy waived booking fees.

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