Contemporary Collective on tour and on CD

Half a year of preparations will come to its fruition this week when the Contemporary Collective takes off to Lapland to play the first concert of this fall’s tour:

– October 23rd Korundi hall, Rovaniemi
– October 234th Music house, Tornio
– October 29th Kanneltalo, Helsinki
– November 7th Kaukametsä hall, Kajaani
– November 9th Keskus Centralen, Loviisa
– November 13th Kansi Auki Festival, Kapsäkki, Helsinki

The first three concerts will present the original version of the band with the string quartet, as they performed on their acclaimed debut album ‘The Zen Connection’ (2012).

Zen Connection

The latter three concerts present the condensed quartet version of the band with bass clarinet, guitar, piano and cello who are releasing at the same time their new CD ‘Outer Space’ (2014).

Contemporary CollectiveOuter Space(2014)

As the two set-ups perform quite different material, intricate compositions on part of the string band and almost entirely improvised soundscapes on part of the smaller band, Sid decided to distinguish the two more clearly by giving the string band a new name: The Sid Hille Jazz Camerata.

While the new CD ‘Outer Space’ is already scoring raving reviews, the Jazz Camerata will record new music in its own right next spring.

2015 will see both bands actively performing. The Contemporary Collective is already booked for a Finnish jazz federation tour in May 2015 and also several international concerts are in the works.
The Jazz Camerata will be part of a concert series called Da Capo at the Pitsku Culture Church where a composition will be performed, then discussed and analyzed with the audience and then played again.
Check Sid’s gig calendar for the precise concert dates.