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Shaun Rammers is a saxophonist and clarinettist who is a part of the jazz and improvised music scene in Australia. Shaun has had the privilege of performing his music with some of Australia’s finest musicians, include a duo performance with Tom O’Halloran in 2013 (performing improvisations and original pieces by the both of them), performing with Peter Jeavons and Jamie Oehlers at the Ellington Jazz club at the end of 2013 and playing as a part of the young lions series run my the Perth Jazz Society, performing with Chris Tarr, Karl Florisson and Andrew Gioia, again playing his original music.

2013 was a big year for Shaun in many ways, along with completing his Honours degree in Jazz Performance at WAAPA, he was also a part of WAYJO’s alumni band (having been a member of WAYJO for three years prior). The band featured an all-star line up of past alumni from around the world, including Matt Jodrell, Troy Roberts, Carl Mackey, Danny Susnjar, Chris Greive and Roger Garrood. This was a wonderful experience and the performance was to a full house at the Astor theatre in Perth. Shaun Also Performed in Ben Vanderwal’s big band that year when Matt Jodrell was in town. The band again featured an amazing line up including Carl Mackey, Peter Jeavons, Tal Cohen and Ricki Mallet. Shaun would often be heard playing music all around Perth, including venues such as the Ellington Jazz Club, PICA Bar, Yaya’s and the Perth Concert Hall.

Shaun has also had the opportunity to perform all over the country in different situations over the past four years. Include performances at Melbourne’s Uptown Jazz Café and 303 bar (featuring James McLean, Djuna Lee and Andrew Gioia. Playing original music), performances with WAYJO at Bennett’s Lane and Federation Square in 2011, also in Melbourne and in 2012 Shaun performed his original music at Canberra’s second international Jazz Festival.

While studying at WAAPA, Shaun had many opportunities to study with world-class musicians, namely Jamie Oehlers (who he studied with for three years), Tom O’Halloran and Carl Mackey. Shaun also received lesson off other musicians when they were in town, including Dave Ades, Ben Wendel, George Garzone, Steve Magnusson and Joel Frahm. He has also had the opportunity to study with some of New York finest improvisers while he was over there, including Andrew D’Angelo, Tim Berne, and Ellery Eskelin.

Shaun is a passionate musician, who loves to play and share his music. He enjoys all forms of music, and is always trying to develop as a creative musician, forming his own voice within Australia’s broad music scene.

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