The musicians involved in this project are freelance players who have been chosen for their particular professional skills, experience and excellent personalities!

Between them the band have played in Seoul, Seville, Reykjavik, Marrickville, Hong Kong, Paris, Port Fairy, Hobart, New York and Wangaratta in jazz gigs, chamber orchestras, studio sessions, marching bands,experimental music, theatre shows, pub bands and opera. 

      Dan Dinnen is a Melbourne based singer/songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player. Dan's work as an accompanist has seen him play harmonica for folk/roots woman Kavisha Mazzella (Port Fairy Folk Festival 2008). On guitar Dan currently plays for singer/blues fiddle player Heather Stewart (highlight gigs include the Broadbeach Blues Festival 2008). In his own work, Dan's recent focus is as a solo acoustic blues performer. He was a finalist in the MBAS Blues Performer of the Year Awards 2007 and in early 2008 supported Chris Wilson.          

Australian bassist Alexander Boneham, the 2012 Young Jazz Artist of the Year (Bell Awards), 2007 winner of the James Morrison Generations in Jazz Scholarship and finalist in the 2008 National Jazz Awards. Alex has performed and toured throughout Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Japan, China and North America. Back home he is fortunate to collaborate regularly with many of Australia's formative artists such as Mike Nock, James Morrison, Dale Barlow, James Muller, The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, as well as performing with high profile touring artists from abroad. 

                                                                                                

 

      

Jamie Cameron (drums) holds a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and has played in bands led by Sean Wayland, Steve McKenna and Elana Stone. He maintains a busy schedule of performances in Sydney, and has recently toured with Judy Campbell's Mosaic, singer-songwriter Greta Gertler and jazz trio The Adorables.            

 

                                                              

Genevieve Campbell is classically trained with a Bachelor of Music from Sydney University. She has done opera, ballet, symphony, theatre, session, event and chamber work as a freelance french horn player around Australia and overseas. As a result of her connection with the Tiwi ladies she had just completed a PhD, recording and archiving Tiwi songs. The focus of her work has been the documentation of Tiwi song melodies and (with Tiwi elders) transcribing and translating texts so that the community has a resource for song, language and culture maintenance and preservation projects.

 

Brendan Clarke is one of Australia's leading contemporary double bassists. He has performed, toured and recorded with many leading Australian and international jazz artists. He has toured Europe several  times as well as playing at all of Australia's major jazz festivals. In 2001 Brendan was the winner of the prestigious National Jazz Award which is held each year at the Wangarratta Jazz Festival. He currently resides in Sydney.

                                                

                                                    

Daniel Rorke (tenor sax) has studied composition and improvisation with pianist Mike Nock and saxophone with Jerry Bergonzi in Boston and Kenny Werner in New York. He has worked as a professional saxophonist based in Iceland, performing jazz and other styles of music. He is studying towards his Masters Degree in Jazz Studies.

                                                                              

   

 

Jason Noble is a freelance clarinettist specialising in contemporary repertoire. He has performed at prestigious festivals such as Warsaw Autumn, Aldeburgh (UK), Sydney Spring, and Sydney Film Festival.  As both soloist and chamber musician Jason has appeared with Ensemble Offspring, Sonic Art Ensemble, Halcyon, Synergy, and Sydney Childrens Choir. He also teaches in the Musicology faculty at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

 

      Richard Maegraith plays the saxophone and a few other instruments. He went to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he graduated with a Masters in Jazz in 2000. He's played with Harry Connick Junior, Michael Buble, Liza Minnelli, Jerry Lewis, Michael Feinstein, Stan Walker, James Morrison, James Muller, Phil Slater, Sean  Wayland and Mike Nock. 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Simon Bartlett is currently a trombonist in the Sydney Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band.  Previous to this he has worked in, and led a wide variety of Jazz and Popular bands.  Working with Ngarukuruwala has without doubt been one on the highlights of his career.