Featuring soulful, melodic improvisations and stunning tabla and drum exchanges, this is music to lift the spirit and nourish the soul.

Created and directed by internationally renowned composer and saxophonist Sandy Evans, 150 years after Gandhi’s birth: Ahimsa fuses jazz, Hindustani and Carnatic chant with contemporary electronic sounds. Each of the movements is a musical response to a fundamental idea from Gandhi’s writings on Ahimsa (non-violence), translated from Sanskrit by Chris Whiteman and Vasudevacharya, and sung by the charismatic Sarangen Sriranganathan.

Sandy Evans (saxophones), Bobby Singh (tabla), Sarangan Sriranganthan (sitar, voice), Brett Hirst (double bass), Alon Ilsar (drums, airsticks). 

Dr Sandy Evans OAM is an internationally renowned composer and saxophonist with a passion for improvisation and new music. She has played with and written for some of the most important groups in Australian jazz since the early 1980s, toured extensively in Australia, Europe, Canada and Asia, and been featured on over 40 albums. She leads the Sandy Evans Trio and Sextet, and co-leads Clarion Fracture Zone and GEST8.

With a keen interest in Indian classical music, Sandy collaborates regularly with Sydney-based Indian musicians Sarangan Sriranganathan and Bobby Singh. Her CD Kapture, a tribute to South African freedom fighter Ahmed Kathrada, was reviewed as being “…a masterfully performed fusion of jazz and Indian classical musics… the improvisations exemplify the virtuosic energy that is a key resonance between jazz and Indian classical music.” Cummins 1/6/15 www.musictrust.com.au.

"...this saxophonist surely ranks as one of the best contemporary jazz composers/musicians anywhere"
— Ian Patterson, allaboutjazz.com

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. 

If you are keen to attend 3 or more concerts, a discounted bundle ticket price is available - CLICK HERE.


Event and ticketing details


Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Assistive Listening

Dates & Times

Performance SAT 27 AUG 2022 - 8.30PM
Duration Approx. 60 mins


All tickets $38.50
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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