Nexas Saxophone Quartet
Based in Sydney Australia, the Nexas Quartet is focused on promoting the musical plurality of the saxophone, showcasing its versatility and ability to cross genres. This unique approach has enabled the ensemble to perform throughout Australia and internationally, displaying the diversity of the repertoire.
The ensemble regularly performs a diverse repertoire that reflects their artistic direction ranging from transcriptions, standard and contemporary repertoire, to collaborations with theatre companies and premiering and commissioning new works. 2013 saw the group perform at the prestigious APRA Awards as well as at the heart of Australia in Uluru for Darwin Symphony’s Symphony at Uluru. 2014 marked a banner year for the ensemble as they embarked on their inaugural annual concert series. Sell out concerts have been the hallmark of the series including collaborations with some of Australia’s finest musicians. Guest artists have included: Gerard Willems AM (pianist), Daniel Rojas (pianist), Nicky Crayson (jazz vocalist), David Theak (jazz saxophonist and bandleader), Frank Celata (SSO clarinettist) and Peter Coleman-Wright (opera singer). Other activities in 2015 are a collaboration with composer and sound artist Drew Crawford on the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of “Jumpy” as well as performing Elena Kats-Chernin’s “From Anna Magdalena’s Notebook” at the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France.
The Sax Summit
The Sax Summit is quickly gaining attention as one of Australia's most original and dynamic new acts. In a high energy, interactive show, four saxophonists and percussion perform a sharp and varied program featuring all your favourite pop, jazz and classical hits. The Sax Summit’s 5 piece team can tailor a program to fit almost all your musical needs; from indoor/outdoor festival roaming to high energy feature shows, and from concerts to dinner entertainment. Sax Summit is a whole new concept in music entertainment.
Established in 2007, Chronology Arts is a fresh and innovative arts organisation dedicated to new and remarkable music and artistic collaborations. We pride ourselves on the development and promotion of australian composers, performers, and artists; and focus on inventive and progressive concerts which present the works and talent of both established artists and those identified with potential. Chronology Arts events are dedicated to contemporary practice by presenting works written especially for each concert, or works written within the two years preceding them. In promoting an up to date account of classical/art music, we hope to raise public awareness of Australian musical talent. We also collaborate with artists from other creative fields to produce multidisciplinary performance events.