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Tim pictured at Bird’s Basement last year

Saxophonist, composer, arranger, producer, educator and brass guy for The Rolling Stones, Tim Ries makes a quick trip back to Australia for some dates before jetting off to join The Stones again in the UK in May. Ries was in Australia this time last year, along with Stones’ backing vocalist Bernard Fowler.

The New York based sax player has performed and recorded with a who’s who of jazz, rock, pop and world music icons: The Rolling Stones from 1999 to the present, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Donald Fagen, Michael Jackson, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Rod Stewart, Lyle Lovette, and jazz greats Red Garland, Donald Byrd, Hank Jones, Jack DeJohnette, Phil Woods, Tom Harrell, Chico Hamilton, Michael Brecker, Joe Henderson, Tony Bennett, Louie Bellson, Dave Liebman, Al Foster, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Bela Szakcsi Lakatos and Maria Schneider.

In 2005 and 2008 respectively, he released The Rolling Stones Project (Concord) and Stones World (Sunnyside), both are his versions of Stones classics arranged in jazz and world music genres. Both CDs have drawn rave reviews across the globe. Some of the guest artists featured on these discs include: all four Rolling Stones, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Milton Nascimento, Sara Baras, Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, Lisa Fischer, Bernard Fowler, Larry Goldings, Franck Amsallem, Eddie Palmieri, Brian Blade and Ana Moura.

Tim’s Australian dates include:

Tim Ries’ Rolling Stones Project
April 19 Foundry 616 , Sydney

Tim Ries’ Rolling Stones Project
April 20 and 26 Jazzlab, Melbourne
For this unique performance, Tim will be joined by the Monash University Big Band under the direction of Jordan Murray to perform music from his Rolling Stones Project.

Soul Serenade featuring Tim Ries with The Putbacks & Talei Wolfgramm (as his amazing backing band).
Anzac Day Eve. Tuesday 24 April. Doors 8pm.
Cherry Bar, Melbourne
A Motown Celebration with Tim Ries playing songs from the bands he has played with Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Four Tops and some surprises.
Support from Bernadette Novembre.
Tickets: Pre-sale just $20 + b/fee, $25 on the door, if available.

Check out our video interview with Tim Ries and Bernard Fowler from last year here

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