Lonnie Liston Smith and the New Cosmic Echoes

Music, Jazz
Lonnie Liston Smith
Photograph: Dan Medhurst

This jazz guru is making his debut Sydney performance

While he’s made a name for himself worldwide as a king among the jazz cats, Lonnie Liston Smith has never graced Australia’s shores: until now. Red Bull Music will present the US artist as he performs alongside his troupe, the New Cosmic Echoes, at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. They'll be sharing their uplifting repertoire that draws on Smith's 40 years in the industry.

Across his immense career, Smith has worked beside genre-defining artists like Miles Davis, Pharaoh Sanders and Roland Kirk. His melodies have also featured across contemporary hip-hop, with his samples and collaborations appearing in more than 230 tracks. Artists like Jay-Z and Nas have incorporated Smith's ‘A Garden of Peace’ into their modern productions.

By: Olivia Gee

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