Life Dates

  • January/February Sydney and Japan dates

    13-01-2016

    13th January - Satoko Fujii/Alister Spence solo/duo piano concert, Glebe Justice Centre, Glebe, Sydney 8pm
    15th January - KAZE (Fujii/Tamura/Orins/Pruvost) plus ch/an/ce (Spence/Dorrian/Fedorovitch), Lamps, Sydney 7:30pm
    18th January - Lucas Abela/Alister Spence/Sy Kahn, Now Now Festival 2016, 107 Projects Redfern, Sydney 11pm
    27th January - Alister Spence Trio, Sydney Launch Party for Alister Spence Trio: Live CD, Foundry616, Ultimo, Sydney 8.30pm
    February 8th - 8pm Sensaround at Pit Inn, Shinjuku, Tokyo with Michiyo Yagi - koto
    Adv. 3000 yen/ at the door 3500 yen (+tax, incl. one drink)
    Tel: 03-3354-2024
    February 9th - 8pm Sensaround at Yellow Vision,  Asagaya, Tokyo
    Double bill with Atsupale (Taichi Kamimura - sax and electric, Shommy Taku - voice and electric, Shizuo Uchida - electric bass and effect)
    Adv. 2000 yen/ at the door 2500 yen + drink
    Tel: 03-6794-8814
    February 11th - 7:30pm Sensaround at Valentine Drive, Nagoya
    Double bill with Yasuhiro Usui Unit (Yasuhiro Usui - guitar, Ryoko Ono - sax, Talou Tatsumaki - drums)
    Adv. 2500 yen/ at the door 2800 yen + order
    Tel: 052-733-3365
    February 12th - 7:30pm Sensaround at UrBANGUILD, Kyoto
    Double bill with The HNK Experience
    Adv. 3000 yen/ at the door 3500 yen + drink
    Tel: 075-212-1125
    February 13th - 7:30pm Sensaround at Guggenheim House, Kobe with Natsuki Tamura - trumpet and Satoko Fujii - piano
    Adv. 2500 yen/ at the door 3000 yen + drink
    Tel: 078-220-3924
    February 14th - 7:00pm Sensaround at Pepperland, Okayama with Yasuko Kaneko - trombone
    Double bill with Toshio Kishimoto Unit (Toshi Kishimoto - syakuhachi, Akio Atsuka - cla, Kayoko Matsumoto - piano, Hiroshi Araki - g)
    And Duo Keiichi Tanaka (electric and g) & Koichi Akada (sax)
    Adv. 2000 yen/ at the door 2500 yen + drink
    Tel: 086-253-9758
    February 16th - 7pm Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe at Big Apple, Kobe
    Guest composer Alister Spence (premier of Imagine Meeting You Here)
    Ko Iwata, Yasuhiro Mizutani - alto sax, Eiichiro Arasaki - shakuhachi, tenor sax, Tsutomu Takei - tenor sax, Keizo Nobori - baritone sax, James Barrett, Kazunari Seto, Rabito Arimoto, Natsuki Tamura - trumpet, Tomoyuki Mihara, Yusuke Imanishi - trombone, Takumi Seino - guitar, Satoko Fujii - piano, Hiroshi Funato - bass, Yoshikazu Isaki - drums
    With guests Raymond MacDonald - alto sax, Yasuko Kaneko - trombone
    Adv. 3000 yen/ at the door 3500 + drink Tel: 078-251-7049
    February 17th - 7pm Satoko Fujii Orchestra Nagoya at Tokuzo, Nagoya
    Guest composer Alister Spence (premier of Imagine Meeting You Here)
    Akihiko Yoshimaru, Shingo Takeda - alto sax, Yoshiyuki Hirao, Daion Kobayashi - tenor sax, Takuya Matsumoto - baritone sax, Natsuki Tamura, Tsutomu Watanabe, Misaki Ishiwatari, Takahiro Tsujita - trumpet, Mikan Nitta - shukuhachi, trombone, Toshinori Terukina - trombone, Korekiyo Takahashi - tuba, Yasuhiro Usui - guitar, Satoshi Tokuda - bass, Hisamine Kondo - drums
    With guest Raymond MacDonald - alto sax
    Adv. 3300 yen/ at the door 3500 yen + order
    Tel: 052-733-3709
    February 18th -  8pm Satoko Fujii/Alister Spence at Koendori Classics, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Alister Spence - piano
    Satoko Fujii - piano
    (improvised solo vol. 5)
    3000 yen + drink
    February 21 - 2:30pm Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo at Pit Inn, Shinjuku, Tokyo
    Guest composer Alister Spence (premier of Imagine Meeting You Here)
    Sachi Hayasaka - alto sax, Kunihiro Izumi - shakuhachi, alto sax, Kenichi Matsumoto - shakuhachi, tenor sax, Masaya Kimura - tenor sax, Ryuichi Yoshida - baritone sax, Natsuki Tamura, Yoshihito Fukumoto, Takao Watanabe, Yusaku Shirotani - trumpet, Haguregumo Nagamatsu, Yasuyuki Takhashi, Toshihiro Koike - trombone, Satoko Fujii - piano, Toshiki Nagata - bass, Akira Horikoshi - drums
    With guest Raymond MacDonald - alto sax
    Adv. 3000 yen/ at the door 3500 yen (+tax, incl. one drink)
    Tel: 03-3354-2024

  • Berlin/UK/Sweden tour dates Jan/Feb 2015

    22-01-2015

    January 22nd - Kuhlspot Social Club, Berlin
    Alister Spence, Magda Mayas, Satoko Fujii, Andrea Parkins, Natsuki Tamura, Frank Gratkowski and Takashi Itani. Lehderstrasse 74-76, Berlin
    January 28th - The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
    Alister Spence Quartet (Spence, Raymond MacDonald, Joe Williamson, Dag Magnus Narvesen)
    January 29th - Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Glasgow
    Alister Spence Quartet
    January 31st - Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall
    Alister Spence Quartet
    February 1st - Vortex Jazz Club, London
    double bill with Kit Downes/Ronbert Landfermann duo and Alister Spence Quartet
    February 3rd - Jazz North East, Newcastle
    double bill w Paul Taylor and Alister Spence Quartet
    February 11th - Brötz, Gotenburg, Sweden
    CD Launch of Begin: Alister Spence/Joe Williamson/Christopher Cantillo
    February 13th - Fylkingen, Stockholm (TBC)
    CD Launch of Begin: Alister Spence/Joe Williamson/Christopher Cantillo

  • Zephyrs Jazz in Four Winds’s Windsong Pavilion

    Windsong Pavilion on Four Winds Festival Site

    29-06-2014

    Alister Spence Trio have been invited by Zephyrs Performances Inc to Bermagui to perform in the beautiful new Windsong Pavilion on the site of the Four Winds Festival. You can see more of the site and the venue here http://www.fourwinds.com.au

    Concert starts: 2p.m. (2 sets)

    Tickets: $48 snacks and drinks available

  • Alister Spence Trio

    The Sound Lounge

    20-06-2014

    Alister Spence (piano), Lloyd Swanton (double bass), Toby Hall (drums)

  • Alister Spence Trio

    Venue 505

    07-06-2014

    A chance for Sydney-siders to catch this exciting Double Bill fresh from Melbourne International Jazz Festival - Alister Spence Trio and Dawn of Midi (USA)

    Doors Open: 6pm

    Music Starts: 8.30pm


  • Alister Spence Trio

    Melbourne International Jazz Festival

    06-06-2014

    Melbourne International Jazz Festival presents this unique double bill - Alister Spence Trio and Brooklyn-based trio, Dawn of Midi.
    Merlyn Theatre, The Coopers Malthouse, Melbourne
    Music Starts: 9pm
    Tickets: $45/39 conc

  • Alister Spence Trio

    Melbourne International Jazz Festival

    05-06-2014

    Melbourne International Jazz Festival presents this unique double bill - Alister Spence Trio and Brooklyn-based trio, Dawn of Midi.
    Merlyn Theatre, The Coopers Malthouse, Melbourne
    Music Starts: 9pm
    Tickets: $45/39 conc

  • Alister Spence Trio

    Foundry 616

    29-04-2014

    Jazzgroove Presents: an exciting double bill with Alister Spence Trio - Alister Spence (piano) Lloyd Swanton (double bass) Toby Hall (drums) and Grey Wing Trio - a unique trio of trumpet, piano and drums. Luke Sweeting (piano) Ken Allars (trumpet) Finn Ryan (drums)

    Doors Open: 6.30pm

    8pm: Grey Wing Trio
    9.30pm: Alister Spence Trio

    Tickets: $15 members + $8/JG members