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In Concert - Adam Simmons - BMW EDGE Nov 2004

Year: 2004, 50 mins

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Freshly returned from 3 months in New York and Poland (after receiving the Special Award from MCA-Freedman Foundation in 2004), Adam Simmons (multiple saxes, flutes, Shakuhachi and the Slavic Fujara) re-unites with all-original ASQ members Andrew Ogburn (piano) Simon Starr (bass) and Matt Earl (drums) for some feisty and delicate music.

Since graduating from VCA in 1992, Adam has worked in Melbourne and internationally with influential groups and artists such as Ernest Ranglin, Nigel Kennedy, Peter Brotzmann, Ned Rothenberg, John Hollenbeck, Alessandra Garosi, Odean Pope, Denis Colin, bucketrider, The Pearly Shells, BOLT Ensemble, Bennetts Lane Big Band, Spiderbait, Kutcha Edwards, You Am I, Gotye, Clocked Out, Tony Gould, Sandy Evans, Roger Frampton, John Pochee, Noriko Tadano, Wang Zheng Ting, David Jones, Ted Vining, David Chesworth, Clinton Green, Niko Schauble, Pugsley Buzzard and many more. Adam has taught at all levels from beginner to Masters at various primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Currently Adam is teaching shakuhachi at University of Melbourne and giving instrumental woodwind lessons at Victorian College of the Arts. Adam has given workshops at various institutions/festivals including: Messina Conservatorium (Sicily), Wentworth Arts Festival (Mildura), Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Squawkestra, National Youth Jazz Academy, Ballarat University, Goulburn Conservatorium, The Music Place and others.

"Simmons is a monster!" - Robert Spencer, Cadence Magazine (USA), Dec 2000

"Fabulous and intense double sax and drums trio [New Blood] from Australia featuring baritone sax wonder Adam Simmons from our favorite down under band [Bucketrider]"
- Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery, New York 9/6/01

"Simmons' sax has all the fire of youth, humour and inventiveness, and provides some great listening." - Leon Gettler, The Age 21/11/96

"Simmons is as readily combustible as rocket fuel" - John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald 3/10/00

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