The Simon Jeans Quartet with Jamie Oehlers (saxophone), Karl Florisson (bass) and Dr. Daniel Susnjar (drums), was formed in the beginning of 2014, primarily performing guitarist Simon Jeans’ compositions, and featuring the improvisational talents of all the members.
2016 saw the release of the full length CD “Spirograph”, featuring an eclectic mix of genres running the gamut from melodic ballads to free-form atonality… and a cover of a Nirvana tune (of course).
This performance will feature material from “Spirograph” and previously unrecorded compositions, as well as the group’s unique interpretations of the occasional standard and cover tune.
Simon Jeans has been active in the Perth jazz scene since the early 1990s as a guitarist and composer, and has recorded and toured nationally and internationally with a number of groups. Recent recordings include (with Jamie Oehlers) Memory of Elements “Now Noise” winner of the 2017 Art Music Award Jazz Work of the Year; Artefact Agency vol 1, 2 & 3 (with Daniel Susnjar); Simon’s fusion trio thumpR “Echo Papa Alphabet”; and the soon to be released eponymous debut from the trio “Southpaw”.