AFRO-PERUVIAN JAZZ GROUP
Daniel Susnjar
Category: More Than Words

Show Status | Ready to Tour

Email Address: danielsusnjar@hotmail.com

Company Website: http://www.danielsusnjar.com

Producer Name: Daniel Susnjar

Synopsis

The Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group is an award-winning 7 piece ensemble from Western Australia which presents original compositions influenced by Afro-Peruvian rhythms, and fresh, unique arrangements of traditional Peruvian folk songs. Founded in Miami in 2011, and driven by Susnjar's extensive touring and research in Peru, USA and the Caribbean (culminating in a Doctoral drumming dissertation), the ensemble continually pushes forward with innovative ways to express artistic sensibilities from the Afro-Peruvian and Jazz musical traditions. The results include multiple awards, the release of 2 full-length albums, extensive touring throughout the USA and Australia, and collaborations with world-class musicians including Grammy award-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch.

Combining infectious grooves, emotive melodies, risk-taking improvisation and extreme dynamics, the award-winning Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group “radiates a joyful energy that infects not just the band members but the entire auditorium.” – Sydney Morning Herald

Featuring:
Daniel Susnjar – drums/compositions
Ricki Malet – trumpet
Luke Minness – saxophone
Harry Mitchell – piano
Jeremy Thomson – guitar
Zac Grafton – bass
Iain Robbie – percussion

Winner, Best Jazz Act, 2016 Western Australian Music Industry Awards
Winner, Best Drummer/Percussionist, 2016 Western Australian Music Industry Awards
Winner, “Pius Bartosik,” 2015 WAM Jazz Song of the Year Award
Winner, Best Australian Modern Jazz Album for debut album “Su Su Nje”, 2015 Australian Jazz Bell Awards
Winner, Australian Jazz Song of the Year “Forte Pulse Torte,” 2015 Australian Jazz Bell Awards