4:00 – 5:00 pm, Saturday 3 November 2018, St Pat’s Hall

“Saxophonist and composer, Cheryl Durongpisitkul, studied jazz performance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts from 2009 – 2011. During this time, one of her compositions was nominated for the Western Australian Music (WAM) ‘Song of the Year’ competition in 2011.

She relocated back to her hometown of Melbourne in 2013 and since then has been leading her own ensembles as well as playing in various bands around Melbourne including Koi Kingdom, Slipper, Ogopogo and SPIRE.

Cheryl completed a BMus – Honours in 2016 at the Victorian College of the Arts (MCM). Throughout 2016, she focused on composing her debut album ‘Follow Me Through the Red Ash’. The composition explores techniques drawn from an analysis of polyphony present within Igor Stravinsky’s ballet, ‘Petrushka’.

The piece is through-composed and was written alongside a narrative. The themes in the piece are often directly connected to the characters in the story.”

“this is by far the most impressive debut I remember listening to, in any genre.” – Nikos Fotakis, www.australianjazz.net


Cheryl Durongpisitkul alto saxophone, clarinet and flute
Felix Watson trumpet
Josh Bennier trombone
Harry Cook piano
Marcos Villalta guitar
Lincoln Mckenzie guitar
Stephen Hornby upright bass
Leo Kavanagh drums