Thanks a lot to everyone who came to our launch at Jazzgroove last night! Great crowd and a whole lot of positive feedback.

If you missed the launch, but would like to buy or download the album, you can do that at www.captainkirkwood.bandcamp.com

Our next gig will be on Sunday, May 26th as part of the Kinetic Jazz Festival! Click on that link for more details. Hope you can come!

Photo by Nick Gilbert

Photo by Nick Gilbert

New Album Review and Q&A

The wonderful John Hardaker has written a great review of the new album, which you can read at Australianjazz.net. He also sent Ellen a bunch of questions about the album, about her inspiration for writing “Theseus,” the writing process, and jazz and music in general. Check it out here

Album Launch April 30th at Jazzgroove!

Album Cover

Captain Kirkwood’s new album “Theseus and the Minotaur” will be launched at Jazzgroove on Tuesday, 30th April. It features the 5 part “Theseus and the Minotaur” suite – a narrated “music story” based on the Greek myth, plus 3 other original tracks by bandleader Ellen Kirkwood.

Gig Details:

Date: Tuesday 30th April

Address: Jazzgroove at 107 Redfern St, Redfern, NSW

Time: Random Acts of Jazz 8pm, Captain Kirkwood 9:30pm

Prices: $15 or $8 for Jazzgroove members

“Ellen Kirkwood’s ‘Theseus’, already highly attractive as a recording, is especially appropriate for live performances, its programmatic vehicle supplying a value-added cultural and dramatic experience to music that is never less than expressive, evocative and joyous.” – David Sampson

Preview the album at soundcloud.com/capnkirkwood