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Greening Ear To Ear

If you have yet to hear this exceptional septet, led by one of our biggest names in jazz, trombonist James Greening, then you are in for a sonic treat! If you have, then you know what we're talking about - and will be sure not to miss this great band!

James Greening is one of the most in demand brass players in Australia, widely praised for his work recording and performing with seminal ensembles such as Ten Part Invention, Wanderlust, The catholics, the Umbrellas and the Australian Art Orchestra. A major musical influence was friend and mentor, the late Jackie Orszaczky and James performed in a number of Jackie’s groundbreaking bands. 

Recently, James Greening has featured on numerous recordings including those of Paul Grabowsky, Sandy Evans, Stu Hunter, Andrew Robson, Jonathan Zwartz, Joseph Tawadros, Darren Percival and Mike Nock. Over his busy career, he has performed and recorded with divas such as Tina Harrod, Katie Noonan, Monica Trapaga, Virna Sanzone, Emma Pask and Lily Dior.

Playing lead trombone with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Josh Pyke was also a 2015 highlight. International artists he has played with include Teramasa Hino, Mark Elias, Tony Malaby, Maria Schneider, the Mingus Big Band, Martha Wainwright, Lou Reed, Brian Wilson, Josh Roseman (at the 2011 Wangaratta Jazz Festival) and Bennie Maupin (at the 2012 Capital Jazz Project).

His septet Greening from Ear to Ear formed in 2012 has the stellar line up of Toby Hall, Andrew Robson, Gary Daley, Paul Cutlan, Fabian Hevia and Brett Hirst.They perform a suite of original music composed by James Greening in the coastal community of Tam O’Shanter, Tasmania. Tam O’Shanter Tales is their live recording released independently and reviews that have appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and and highlight the evocative and textured nature of the suite.

Greening from Ear to Ear has performed at all the major and boutique jazz festivals nationally, including Manly Jazz Festival and Wangaratta Jazz Festival.

Trombone is Greening's main instrument with pocket trumpet, tuba, a 1920s sousaphone and baritone horn adding to his diversity as a performer.

Come and catch a rare and thrilling live gig by Greening Ear To Ear - the first gig for the year for the septet!

James Greening - trombone

Andrew Robson 

+ Paul Cutlan - saxophones

Gary Daley - accordion 

Fabian Hevia - percussion

Brett Hirst - bass

Toby Hall - drums

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