Alex & Nilusha

Live Act Contemporary Jazz World Jazz Original
Alex & Nilusha - Contemporary Jazz World Jazz Original Live Act in Melbourne

Alex & Nilusha Short Info

ALEX & NILUSHA is an award-winning collaborative project led by percussionist Alex Pertout and vocalist Nilusha Dassenaike which embraces an authentic crosscultural contemporary sound created in Australia but informed by many locations around the globe, including their profound personal Latin American and South Asian roots.

They have presented their project in concerts, jazz clubs, festivals, on radio and television in Australia as well as in Singapore, Sri Lanka, Mexico and Cuba. Their recordings feature an impressive gathering of outstading national and international guests including legendary US guitarist Mike Stern, Egyptian percussionist Hossam Ramzy, pianist Paul Grabowsky, indigenous singer-songwriter Tom E Lewis, Latin-jazz flautist Dave Valentin, guitarists Leonard Grigoryan, Puerto Rican pianist Edsel Gomez, Cuban violinist William Roblejo and trumpetist Miroslav Bukovsky to name a few.

Their debut album 'Moments In Time' received critical acclaimed including an ABC Jazz 'Album Of The Week' and an ABC Jazz Notes 'Top 5 Australian Jazz Albums of 2012' endorsement, while their latest release 'Tales To Tell' recorded in Melbourne, New York, Buenos Aires, London and Havana was awarded the 'Premio Internacional' at the 2015 Cubadisco Music Awards in Havana, Cuba.

ALEX & NILUSHA is an award-winning collaborative project led by percussionist Alex Pertout and vocalist Nilusha Dassenaike which embraces an authentic crosscultural contemporary sound created in Australia but informed by many locations around the globe, including their profound personal Latin American and South Asian roots.

They have presented their project in concerts, jazz clubs, festivals, on radio and television in Australia as well as in Singapore, Sri Lanka, Mexico and Cuba. Their recordings feature an impressive gathering of outstading national and international guests including legendary US guitarist Mike Stern, Egyptian percussi...

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Past Gigs Alex & Nilusha

  • 06 | 2015 Melbourne Melbourne International Jazz Festival
  • 05 | 2015 Cuba Cubadisco Music Festival
  • 04 | 2015 Melbourne Melbourne Recital Centre
  • 05 | 2014 Canberra Capital Jazz Festival
  • 03 | 2014 Singapore Mosaic Music Festival

Discography Alex & Nilusha

  • 2016 Afterglow Album | Whispering Tree Music
  • 2014 Tales To Tell Album | Whispering Tree Music
  • 2013 Falling featuring Mike Stern Single | Whispering Tree Music
  • 2012 Moments In Time Album | Whispering Tree Music

Media

  • Video ALEX & NILUSHA 'Afterglow'

Origin

  • Melbourne AU

Members

  • Alex Pertout percussionist, composer
  • Nilusha Dassenaike vocalist, composer