The ‘Stretchropolitans’ are a quartet of Australia’s finest musicians. As a collective they have amassed a vast number of awards and accolades, and individually they can be heard in a stylistically wide range of ensembles from Bebop, Contemporary, Modern, and free jazz.
But in ‘Stretchro’ formation it is about getting back to the roots of jazz as they tackle repertoire from the great New Orleans dixieland tradition. As this ensemble look back to the distant past for inspiration they propel the music into the future with reverence to the irreverent spirit intrinsic to the great tradition of jazz.
Mat Jodrell – Trumpet
Julien Wilson – Sax/Clarinet
Craig Fermanis – Guitar
Sam Anning – Bass