One of Australia’s most celebrated trumpeters, Scott Tinkler, along with Sydney based composer Andy Fiddes, team up with Australia’s leading jazz orchestra for an exciting new project. Further affirming it’s artistic mission, the Sydney-based ‘Mothership’ is delivering a new program that promotes new Australian music played by cutting edge Australian musicians. 

 Scott Tinkler

Scott Tinkler

“Andy Fiddes’ music is fascinating combination of tradition, anti-tradition, beauty and muscle, it’s with great anticipation the Orchestra looks forward to expressing Andy’s incredible compositions written to feature one of Australia’s great musicians, Scott Tinkler” says JMO Artistic Director David Theak.

Australian trumpeter Scott Tinkler is well known for his many brilliant incarnations as an ensemble player, recording and touring with such groups as the Australian Art Orchestra, Mark Simmonds Freeboppers, The Paul Grabowsky Quintet and The Dale Barlow Quintet as well as with international artists such as Mark Helias, Joe Lovano, Betty Carter, Branford Marsalis, Han Bennink, Billy Harper, Arthur Blythe, Cindy Blackman, Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani etc. The Scott Tinkler Trio, with Simon Barker and Adam Armstrong, continued the tradition of excellence with inspired recordings and performances of Tinkler’s strong original music. The trios much awaited ARIA nominated CD Dance Of Delulian was released in October 96 and established Scott as a powerful stylist and composer; not only Australia’s leading trumpet player but a major force in contemporary music.

Andy FIddes has developed a unique sonic signature with his composition, ranging from small to large ensemble writing, with two records as a bandleader to date: Survival of the Fiddes - fear smile, and Andy Fiddes – livewire. Both were released on Jazzgroove records and received critical acclaim. He also recorded with the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra featuring Kristin Berardi in 2010 and had his composition Gathering Momentum performed live on ABC Classic FM with Chris Potter and the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra.

This performance was presented September 2, 2014 in partnership with the Jazzgroove Association and Foundry616 as part of the 2014 Sydney fringe Festival.