Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Aura


Four-piece band Aura brings together Australia’s rising jazz stars.

About Aura

Trumpeter Audrey Powne, alto saxophonist Flora Carbo, bassist Helen Svoboda and drummer Kyrie Anderson each have impressive solo careers. They bonded during an artist residency in the mountains of Alberta, Canada, and now bring their freshly inspired works as an ensemble back to their Australian home.

About the concert

Aura pays homage to the great chord-less jazz quartets of Ornette Coleman and Sonny Rollins, while drawing on contemporary Australian artists like Andrea Keller, The Necks and the Australian Art Orchestra. Different musical voices and improvisatory strengths come to the fore in works by each ensemble member. This harmonious approach in combination with the individual prowess of each artist presents a definite aura of magic from this youthful band.

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Audrey Powne trumpet
Flora Carbo alto saxophone
Helen Svoboda double bass
Kyrie Anderson drums