Led by double bassist Kate Pass, Kohesia Ensemble serves as a platform for Kate’s original compositions, influenced by her passion for both jazz and Persian music. Kohesia Ensemble explores unusual time structures and microtonal melodies, combining the sounds of Persian and jazz instruments for a unique listening experience. Having released their debut album “Kohesia” in 2018, Kohesia Ensemble was nominated for 2018 WAM Best Album, Best Jazz Act and Best World Act. Kohesia Ensemble was also one of 4 acts to be shortlisted for the Martin Sims Award at Fringe World Festival (2019). Kohesia Ensemble has performed at an array of festivals including National Folk Festival, Illawarra Folk Festival (NSW), Fairbridge Festival, WAMFest, Perth International Jazz Festival and Nannup Music Festival
Shahnameh: Songs of the Persian Book of Kings
About this event
Kohesia Ensemble presents a suite of songs inspired by the Persian epic poem, Shahnameh. Combining Persian and jazz instruments, Kohesia Ensemble draws upon Ferdowsi's 10th Century masterpiece, exploring tales of creation, kings, dragons and demons through music. A night of mythical and epic proportion!
Led by double bassist Kate Pass, the Kohesia Ensemble explores unusual time structures and microtonal melodies, combining the sounds of Persian ney, baglama and oud with jazz instruments for a truly unique listening experience.
Kohesia Ensemble was shortlisted for FRINGE WORLD's Martin Sims Award in 2019 for their show Kohesia Presents: A Night of Persian Jazz.
Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble