Dancing is back with Mister Ott at Moruya Golf Club on Thursday 7 April. Their music is very much for dancing, something which has not been possible with the various lockdowns in the past two years.
dancing is back when
MISTER OTT play
the Moruya Golf Club
Thursday 7 April
After a sellout show at the recent Kiama Jazz Festival, the very entertaining Mister Ott are off on a NSW tour that includes a special show at the Moruya Golf Club. If the dancefloor is your domain you'll find the irresistible grooves of Mister Ott just the thing to get you up and dancing (something we haven't enjoyed for many months during the lockdowns). On the other hand if just chilling back and enjoying their groove driven sounds is your bag, you will be equally rewarded. Don't miss this all star band, featuring some of the country's finest young musicians when they play the Golf Club on Thursday 7 April. Tickets now on sale.
featuring an all star band:
MATT OTTIGNON - saxophone
ELLEN KIRKWOOD - trumpet
BEN PANUCCI - guitar
DANIEL PLINER - keys
DAVE SYMES - bass
CARLOS ADURA - drums
(for the first half of the tour - FREYJA GARBETT keys, JANN BAGMA bass)
A glorious afro-funk celebration that crosses dub-funk hip-hop and Ethiopian jazz, Mister Ott are finally heading out to jazz rooms and dancehalls throughout NSW after realising their third album in 202. This is what you need to shake the last two years off. Their music merges mesmerising eastern sounds, tight jazz funk, hypnotic grooves with melismatic horn lines and high calibre ecstatic solos.
Band leader Matthew Ottignon is a gun sax player/multi-instrumentalist with indisputable musical genes originally from Auckland, New Zealand, and now based in Sydney, Australia. With an enviably busy diary including a mix of performance, composition and education, Matthew is one of Australia’s hardest working musicians. He creates sounds that spring from everywhere he’s been and everything he’s seen... music that’s undoubtedly earning him a place among the key constituents of the contemporary scene.
With a keen ear and an expansive range of musical experiences, Matthew’s original compositions comprise an amalgamation of melodies from many lands, in particular Ethiopian music, aligned with the free-form improvisation and syncopation for which African-pedigreed jazz is renowned. Mister Ott has three releases, the most recent being ‘In The Flow’ 2021.
The band features the trumpet of award winning composer Ellen Kirkwood, the sought-after guitar of Ben Panucci, master keyboardist Daniel Pliner, the incredible bass playing of Dave Symes, and influential drummer Carlos Adura. “The friendliest possible party vibe, making you feel like you’ve returned to a familiar neighbourhood where the whole street loves you."
Sydney Morning Herald ****
'This high energy album features superb compositions and writing for the horns, and it’s here that Ottignon truly shines, as only a jazz musician could write such hip, convincing lines"
The Weekend Australian ****