7pm // Free
The Jim Cuomo (Chicago) Trio with Geoff Spooner (Perth) on guitar and Ben Harmsen (Auckland) on bass was formed in 2015 to feature new music written for the 1928 Conn Mezzo-Soprano. This rare member of the saxophone family only had a one-year production
run before being discontinued, the remaining stock being used by the technical department as a destroy-then-repair instruction tool. This one survived. The music newly composed accomplished this goal - however the trio's repertoire continues to increase. Already with hundreds of recordings and thousands of gigs between them the trio has by now found a quite original style.