A Jazz graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Zac Hurren is a magnificent tenor saxophonist who has performed with many OZ legends including Dale Barlow, Bernie McGann, Katie Noonan, Sam Anning, Paul Grabowsky and John Hoffman to name just a few.
In 2009 Zac won the National Jazz Award and in 2012 was a Freedman Fellowship finalist. A truly unique and distinctly Australian saxophonist, composer and improviser, Isaac plays with a strength and passion steeped in the jazz heritage of John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Steve Coleman and Archie Shepp.
He is renowned for his inspiring ARIA award winning work with Elixir and his robust playing on his highly acclaimed debut album Exordium featuring his adventurous original work.
Zac Hurren (tenor saxophone) comes to The Jazz Sessions with Sam Pankhurst (double bass) and Ritchie Daniels (drums and cymbals) as part of his national album launch tour.
“...Zac’s trio sounds terrific. Well informed with that essential sense of tradition the music stretches and cooks... Zac Hurren is one bright light!” - Bernie McGann
"Zac's sound is mature and his expression free from cliches and uncluttered by contrivances.” - Dale Barlow