12 noon – 1:00pm, Saturday 3 November, Holy Trinity Cathedral

Niran Dasika (AU) joins forces with Sumire Kuribayashi (JPN) to present KIRI, a new suite of compositions inspired by the ‘nihonga’ paintings of Kaii Higashiyama. Niran Dasika is an Australian trumpeter gaining increasing attention following placing second at the 2017 National Jazz Awards and releasing his latest album ‘Suzaku’ in 2018 through Japanese jazz label Apollo Sounds Records.

KIRI sees Niran joined by Sumire Kuribayashi, a Japanese pianist and composer gaining increasing renown within Japan and overseas. She has performed with Japanese jazz legends Hino Terumasa, Hideaki Kanazawa, Naoko Terai and has released four critically acclaimed albums under her own name.

The latest, The Story Behind, was released in April 2018 and toured within Japan and throughout Europe. jazzconvention.net describes Sumire as: ”Belonging to the young generation of Japanese jazz scene, Kuribayashi has become in the last few years one of the most appreciated pianists both for her noteworthy creative qualities and the remarkable storytelling that crosses the textures of her music”.


Niran Dasika trumpet
Sumire Kuribayashi piano