AURA: Girls-Only Jazz Quartet from Australia

Aura by Aura

‘Aura’ a quartet of 4 female jazz musicians, each an emerging name in Australian Jazz and Improvised Music present their debut recording as an ensemble.

The ensemble – consisting of Trumpeter Audrey Powne, alto saxophonist Flora Carbo, bassist Helen Svoboda and drummer Kyrie Anderson, met serendipitously in 2019 while attending the Banff Centre’s renowned Workshop in Jazz and Improvised music directed by masterful improvisier musicians and composers Vijay Iyer and Tyshawn Sorey.

Amidst the velocity of the workshop experience and the formations of ftheir riendship and musical relationship the quartet found a windo of a few hours to record iin the Telus Recording Stiudio at the Banff Centre studio with acclaimed Engineer Todd Whitelock resulting in their debut, self titled album together “Aura.”

Aura pays homage to the great chord-less jazz quartets of Ornette Coleman and Sonny Rollins, while drawing on contemporary Australian artists like Andrea Keller, The Necks and the Australian Art Orchestra. Different musical voices and improvisatory strengths come to the fore in works by each ensemble member. This harmonious approach in combination with the individual prowess of each artist presents a definite aura of magic from this youthful band.

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