SHOL is a quintet from Melbourne that has been performing and
recording since 2012. They are a contemporary jazz ensemble whose
original compositions cover hard bop, free jazz, world and soul
music. They have developed a personal and unique ensemble sound
and are all composers in their own right.
All the members of SHOL have paid their musical dues over a period of many years performing, composing and collaborating with many of Australia’s finest jazz musicians. These musicians have come together forming a solid and highly experienced unit writing original compositions for their musical inspirations, paying homage to Coltrane, Coleman, Davis, Monk, Mingus, Taylor, Blakey etc. The music takes you on a journey exploring melodic themes, moods and rhythmic textures, building on compositions demanding freedom in improvisation.
“Shol prove themselves to be fearless, and rightly so. As improvisers
they are inventive, soulful and adventurous. Their interaction is
exemplary, similar to supergroups as the Cookers, to mention yet
another band that looks to the spirit of post-bop for inspiration. By
creating this delightful labor of love and devotion, Shol can affirm
that it definitely pays to follow the straight and narrow path.”
Nikos Fotakis, AustralianJazz.net, January 2015
“Shol have certainly developed a most engaging sound and their original pieces reflect a commitment to thoughtful, intelligent composition.”
Jack Beamish-Jazz Spectrum Oct’14
* Saturday June 9th @ Castlemaine Jazz Festival. 12:00PM and 10:00PM shows. See program for details.
* Sunday June 17th @ Farouk's Olive 711 High St. Thornbury
*Saturday June 23rd @ Wesley Anne 250 High st. Northcote
* Thursday April 12th @ Bar 303, 303 High st. Northcote
SHOL quintet + David Rex trio; 8:30PM. Donation.
*Sunday February 4th @ Wesley Anne 250 High St. Northcote 6:00PM-8:00PM. Free
*Sunday February 18th @ Bar 303, 303 High St. Northcote Support 8:30PM, SHOL 9:30PM. Donation.
*Sunday March 18th @ Farouk's Olive 711 High St. Thornbury; 5:00-7:00PM. Donation
*Wednesday March 28th @ Paris Cat Jazz Club. Goldie Plc. Melbourne. 8:30-11:00PM $20/15
*Saturday October 7th @ Uptown Jazz Cafe 177 Brunswick St. Fitzroy 6:00PM-8:00PM $10/5
*Thursday October 12th @ Caz Reitop's DS 80 Smith st. Collingwood 8:00PM- Free
*Sunday November 19th @ Lebowski's Cross St. Brunswick
*Sunday November 26th @ Bar 303, 303 High St. Northcote
8:00PM plus Support. Free
*Sunday December 3rd @ Compass Pizza 319 Lygon St. East Brunswick. 4:00-6:00PM Free