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Elsen Price (Sydney)

  • Anthology 375 Karangahape Road Auckland, Auckland, 1010 New Zealand (map)

Australian bassist & composer brings a unique combo to CJC.

Elsen Price is a lauded Australian Double Bassist/ Composer who specializes both as a soloist and as a collaborator in world music and new music.

He will be joined by Eamon Edmundson-Wells, Ron Samsom and Chris O’Connor, in a unique 2 bass, 2 drums lineup to play material from his recent album, Descent of the Free.

Released on ABC Jazz/ Universal, 'Descent of the Free' is a forward thinking concept album demonstrating the new world of double bass, an instrument often found in background of music, but here used to create new unique sounds and act as a fully capable tool for composition and performance.

‘Elsen’s playing here is stylish, suave and seductive as lyrical lines twist and turn throughout, unfolding with striking urgency’ – Cutcommon Magazine

‘Elsen Price is an incredibly inspiring musician who seems to have no limits to his abilities’ – Jazz and Beyond

‘able to generate fizzing energy from the strings of his double bass, whether playing pizzicato or arco. This is energy that rushes from the speakers and instantly draws you into his musical narratives’ – Sydney Morning Herald


Elsen Price - bass 
Eamon Edmundson-Wells - bass 
Ron Samsom - drums 
Chris O'Connor - drums


$20 General Admission
$15 CJC Members
$15 Students
$10 CJC Student Members

Presale tickets available from Eventfinda until 5pm on day.
Cash-only door sales unless sold-out prior

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Later Event: 21 August
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