Djuna Lee

Djuna Lee’s passion for music began at a young age, taking up violin at three and piano at eight before being drawn to the sound of the double bass. Size being an issue she had to wait until Year 6 to begin lessons at primary school. To her parents, the piccolo would have been a more practical choice, but even the thought of carting the bass to and from school on a golf buggy was not enough to discourage Djuna. Over the years, music has taken Djuna all around the world, having performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the World Expo in China and having had lessons in New York with renowned bass players Larry Grenadier and Scott Colley. Djuna further developed her sound and compositional style, learning from Chris Tarr, Tom O’Halloran and Jamie Oehlers as part of her Honours degree at WAAPA. She has also performed with Elbow Grease and her newly founded group, Before the Big Bang.

Having recently returned from Melbourne, double bassist, Djuna Lee will be joined by Shaun Rammers on saxophone and Greg Brenton on drums. Performing a mixture of originals that use melodic material as a basis for open form improvisations the trio explores the depths of improvised music inspired by Ornette Coleman, Tony Malaby, Ellery Eskelin, Mark Simmonds and Dave Ades.