About

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Mister Ott is: 

Matthew Ottignon – tenor and baritone saxes, flute, 

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Ellen Kirwood : trumpet,

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Daniel Pliner – piano, organ, 

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Ben Panucci – guitar, 

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Eden Ottignon – bass, 

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Dan Kennedy – drums

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Inspired by Ethiopian artist Mulatu Astatke and from touring to Ethiopia with Dereb the Ambassador, saxophonist Matthew Ottignon has assembled Sydney’s finest musicians together. Eastern mellismatic scales and hypnotic trancelike rhythms head to head with seriously solid funk grooves.

Everywhere he’s been, Matt Ottignon has soaked up the local music culture, collaborating with resident artists and creating new music. Not ‘world music’ in the accepted sense, Matt’s original compositions for MISTER OTT comprise an amalgamation of native melodies from many sources, blended with the free-form improvisation and syncopation for which African-pedigreed jazz is renowned. In particular, Matt has a keen interest and involvement with the very unique sounds of Ethiopian music. He toured Ethiopia in 2011 with Sydney-based Dereb The Ambassador.

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. Lars

    Took my new gf to your show in Berry earlier this year, she loved it (hopefully also me…) so much that she has asked me to marry her. Relaxed garden party wedding happening on Jan 1 in a cool mid century house in Berry. I was just wondering whether there would be a chance to have you play? After all, the whole thing is partly your fault…

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