One of the most exciting projects I have the honor being part of is the fantastic Shannon Barnett Quartet with Shannon on trombone, David Helm on bass and Fabian Arends on drums. Three months ago we played two beautiful gigs at the PENG Festival in Essen and the KLAPSMÜHL in Mannheim. The WAZ newspaper wrote these kind words about our concert in Essen:
"Geradezu genial die australische Posaunistin Shannon Barnett, jüngstes Mitglied der WDR Big Band, die in subtilen Dialogen mit dem beeindruckenden Saxophonisten Stefan Karl Schmid den Modern Jazz neu definierte - große Kunst und die Entdeckung eines Festivals, das man schon jetzt nicht mehr missen möchte."
Now Shannon released a little EP on Bandcamp from a concert we did last year at the Loft in Cologne. Not only the cover art is worth having a look, also the music sounds very good. It can be examined/ purchased/ consumed HERE.
From the past through the present to the future: We are doing a 2 week Australia tour in October this year and afterwards we will record our first CD. I'm very much looking forward to this!