Music has been part of every person’s life. We always listen to music and the songs we hear gives us comfort and relaxes our mind and soul. Whether you are a professional singer or not, a musician or listener, the reality is that music has an important place in our lives. We listen to different genres and there is a tendency that we sing along with the music. Also, if you totally know the song or music, you will sing it with feelings and sometimes we tend to be like them as we imitate them.
Every country has its own local band and these different bands made impact to every individual and influenced them in some reasons. Music has a variety of genres which will influence each one of us according to our music preference. These diversities of music allow better relationship with each other whatever culture you’re in and nationality you are.
Just like the Way Out West band, their members come from different culture and nationality. It only means that there are no barriers in music. It is open for all whether your young or old, weak or strong, singer or not, musician or just an ordinary man, music embraces equality and love and no discrimination. The band member includes Dung Nguyen, a Vietnamese traditional music expert which uses modified electric guitar; composer and musician, Peter knight, uses electric trumpet; a world-renowned African percussion player, Ray Pereira; acoustic bassist Howard Cairns; Paul Williamson, an explosive saxophonist and Rajiv Jayaweera, a young firebrand drummer.
The band was nominated in 2008 at APRA ‘Jazz Work of the Year’ and become the Best Australian Jazz Ensemble as well as became the no.1 on Jazz chart in Montreal July 2008. The band played in the different venues and places which include Vancouver Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Veneto Jazz Festival in Italy, Toronto Harbourfront Centre, Takatsuki Jazz Festival, EBS Space in Seoul, Brisbane Festival and Darwin festival.
When you are a fanatic of jazz collection, you might take a look about this band and listen their new unique style of playing jazz. The band collaborates their experiences and culture to create stylish and unique sound and music. The diversity of each member makes the band become one of a kind. The Jazz language become more tasty and flavored because of different nationalities and cultures formed into a single group that is free to play as long it will not go out with the concept of Jazz music.