Pioneering Australian/British composer-musician Keyna Wilkins is joined by improvising jazz drummer Shane Carpini for this special concert.

Keyna Wilkins is a pioneering Australian/British composer-musician. She was one of three finalists for the Australian Art Music Awards for Individual Excellence in 2021 and 2018 (APRA/AMCOS).

As an innovative soloist her solo show explores stream-of-consciousness improvisations alongside her composed pieces, often using loop pedal and visual projections and inspired by contemporary human rights issues, astronomical phenomena and thoughts.

Her latest album was a collaboration with a 9 years detained poet-artist refugee held in an Australian detention centre via zoom over 6 months. She has performed her solo show around Australia including Phoenix Central Park, MONA, Sydney Women's International Jazz Festival, Melbourne Digital Concert Hall, Australian Flute Festival and many other venues. She has released 4 solo albums on piano and flute and 5 ensemble albums. Her works are published by Wirripang and performed internationally. 

While classically trained in UK, Germany and Sydney Conservatorium, she has branched into jazz, flamenco, live theatre and has studied intuitive conceptual improvisation with Tibetan Buddhist musician Tenzin Cheogyal.

For this special show for the Blue Mountains event, she will be joined by improvising jazz drummer Shane Carpini.

"A powerhouse player"
— Jazz Journal UK
"Particularly fine nuanced playing throughout"
— Limelight Magazine
"Creating soundtracks for the biggest issues of our time"
— Jazz In Europe

About Live at the Village Music Festival

Live at the Village and Blue Mountains Theatre present an all-day Festival of music from some of Australia’s most evocative and contemporary artists in concert. Catch world-class performances in fusion, jazz, world and folk music: a whole day of vibrant, stunning performances - live and local. 

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Event and ticketing details


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Dates & Times

Performance SAT 27 AUGUST 2022 - 3:00PM
Venue note This performance will be held in Studio 1, located on the ground floor of Blue Mountains Theatre + Community Hub.
Duration 60 mins


All tickets $28.00
Earlybird tickets $23.80 - Earlybird price (15% off) is available until 30 April
Festival ticketing info Tickets are sold separately for each festival concert, so you can choose to attend one, or as many concerts as you like from the program.
Bundle - 3 or more concerts Book 3 or more concerts from the festival program in one transaction and receive 15% off
Booking fee $3.50 - A one-off booking fee applies per transaction. This is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.


Blue Mountains Theatre

106 Macquarie Road

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