Sun March 13th | Kiama Jazz Festival at Filmores, Kiama | Tickets
Sat March 26th | Foundry 616, Ultimo | Tickets
Fri April 1st | The Street Theatre, Canberra | Tickets
Sat April 2nd | El Horses, Nowra | Tickets
Sun April 3rd | Smokey Horse, Braidwood | Tickets
Thur April 7th | Moruya Golf Club, Moruya | Tickets
Fri April 8th | Murrah Hall, Murrah | Tickets
Sat April 9th | Bulli Heritage Hotel, Bulli with Melting Mamas | Tickets
April 16th – 17th | Leeton SunRice Festival | Tickets
Fri April 22nd | Bellingen Showgrounds, Bellingen | Tickets
Sat 23rd | New England Regional Arts Museum, Armidale | Tickets
Fri April 29th | Lazybones Lounge, Sydney | Tickets
A glorious afro-funk celebration that crosses dub-funk hip-hop and Ethiopian jazz, Mister Ott are finally heading out to jazz rooms and dancehalls throughout NSW after realising their third album in 202. This is what you need to shake the last two years off. Their music merges mesmerising eastern sounds, tight jazz funk, hypnotic grooves with melismatic horn lines and high calibre ecstatic solos.
Band leader Matthew Ottignon is a gun sax player/multi-instrumentalist with indisputable musical genes originally from Auckland, New Zealand, and now based in Sydney, Australia. With an enviably busy diary including a mix of performance, composition and education, Matthew is one of Australia’s hardest working musicians. He creates sounds that spring from everywhere he’s been and everything he’s seen… music that’s undoubtedly earning him a place among the key constituents of the contemporary scene.
With a keen ear and an expansive range of musical experiences, Matthew’s original compositions comprise an amalgamation of melodies from many lands, in particular Ethiopian music, aligned with the free-form improvisation and syncopation for which African-pedigreed jazz is renowned. Mister Ott has three releases, the most recent being ‘In The Flow’ 2021.
The band features the trumpet of award winning composer Ellen Kirkwood, the sought-after guitar of Ben Panucci, master keyboardist Daniel Pliner, the incredible bass playing of Dave Symes, and influential drummer Carlos Adura.