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[Shubha Mudgal is] ...easily one of the best vocalists in today’s generation of singers

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(Sandy Evans) surely ranks as one of the best contemporary jazz composers/musicians anywhere.

All About Jazz

Award winning saxophonist Sandy Evans leads a brilliant collaboration between leading Australian and Indian musicians.  Featuring 22 artists on stage, this is a glorious exchange of ideas between Australian jazz and the rich Indian musical palette.

Featuring the sublime voice of internationally-renowned Indian singer Shubha Mudgal, the stellar energy and excitement of 17-piece super-collective Sirens Big Band; the sophisticated rhythms of one of India’s finest tabla players, Aneesh Pradhan, performing alongside Australia’s preeminent tabla player, Bobby Singh; stunning solos from harmonium virtuoso, Sudhir Nayak and breathtaking improvisations from Sandy Evans – this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear the very best in contemporary music created by culturally and gender diverse musicians.

In the space between two worlds, magical, colourful and musically thrilling things happen.

The Sirens are one of Sydney’s – if not Australia’s – treasures.

Australian Jazz

Presented in association with Sydney Improvised Music Association and Sydney Festival

Artwork by Green Peas for Breakfast.

Details are correct at time of publication


  • Composed by
    Sandy Evans, Shubha Mudgal and Aneesh Pradhan
    Musical Director
    Sandy Evans
    Sirens Big Band led by Jessica Dunn (Australia)
    Shubha Mudgal (India)
    Aneesh Pradhan (India) and Bobby Singh (Australia)
    Sudhir Nayak (India)
    Sandy Evans (Australia)