These Digital Times: The Holly Moore Sextet

Alto Saxophone - Holly Moore
Tenor Saxophone - Paul Cornelius
Trumpet - Niran Dasika
Piano – Kade Brown
Double Bass - Robbie Finch
Drums - Luke Andresen

Saxophonist Holly Moore is an exciting young musician who is emerging as a leader in the Australian jazz scene. She is also the leader of Take Note, the gender equity & artist development initiative established by the Melbourne International Jazz Festival in 2019 celebrating female and gender diverse leaders in jazz. Moore will debut a new suite of music commissioned as part of the Take Note program.

This brand new composition features a three-piece horn section – Moore leading on alto saxophone with Paul Cornelius on tenor saxophone and Niran Dasika on trumpet – alongside Kade Brown on piano, Robbie Finch on the double bass and Luke Andersen on drums. Drawing on European Jazz and post-bop influences, the result is a lush, grand, dynamic sound that is at once pensive and upbeat. It is a complex response to a challenging year in global events from a young composer with real promise.

For more information on MIJF’s Take Note initiative, please click here. This performance and the Take Note program is made possible by the Kestin Family Foundation, the Robert Salzer Foundation and the many individuals who have supported the program through private giving.

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