Fake It Until You Make It

by Divergence Jazz Orchestra

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Following a highly acclaimed debut album release in 2013, Divergence Jazz Orchestra release their second album ‘Fake It Until You Make It’ – a brand new CD, featuring original music composed by Jenna Cave, Brendan Champion, Luke Davis, Paul Murchison and Miroslav Bukovsky – performed by some of Sydney‘s most versatile young musicians.

Each tune on this album contains that zest, energy and buzz that are at the core of Divergence Jazz Orchestra’s principles and an affinity for groove that accentuates the validity and freshness of a jazz orchestra in today’s musical landscape. All of the compositions on this release show originality, and the mix of sound worlds vary from swing to New Orleans to gospel ballads featuring luscious harmonies, exciting writing and all of the features that make for a top-notch jazz album.

“What remains to be said about Divergence is that it enjoys an obvious advantage over most other contemporary jazz groups: like its very name it diverges from the crowd, it has its own rules and doesn’t follow trends. And so what we have is a group of young, fresh and exuberant composers and musicians who have joined forces to create their own exciting take on the world of jazz. When you hear this album you will be assured that jazz orchestras are alive and well, and as ‘happening’ as ever.” – Samuel Cottell


released October 14, 2016

Jenna Cave - conductor
Paul Weber - co-director, trombone
Brendan Champion - trombone
Tim Coggins -trombone
Luke Davis - bass trombone
Paul Murchison- trumpet and flugelhorn
Rob Campbell - trumpet and flugelhorn
Will Endicott - trumpet and flugelhorn
Paul Meo - trumpet and flugelhorn
Will Gilbert - trumpet and flugelhorn
Justin Buckingham - alto sax, flute
Loretta Palmeiro - alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet
David Reglar - tenor sax, alto sax
Louis Klaassen - tenor sax
Tim Clarkson - baritone sax, bass clarinet
Luke Liang - guitar
Andrew Scott – piano and keyboard
David Groves - bass
James McCaffrey - drums

Track 1 composed by Luke Davis
Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 composed by Jenna Cave
Tracks 8 & 11 composed by Brendan Champion
Track 9 composed by Paul Murchison
Track 10 composed by Miroslav Bukovsky and arranged by Jenna Cave

Recorded by Christo Curtis, sessions produced by Jessica Wells on April 23 & 24 at Studios 301, Sydney
Mixed and mastered by Christo Curtis May to July 2016 at Utopia Audio, Sydney
Produced by Jenna Cave
Artwork and design by Dean Ivamy
Photos by Aaron Blakey
Liner notes by Samuel Cottell

Thank you to our 105 generous patrons who supported this recording project through crowdfunding.
Associate producers: Saul Richardson, Verona Burgess, Mike Cave, Helen Davis, Ian and Bettine Kent
Mrs Party Pants was commissioned by Graham and Jenny Cook
This version of Tones was commissioned by Mary Johnsson
Special thanks to Jessica Wells of Jigsaw Music and Christo Curtis of Utopia Audio



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Divergence Jazz Orchestra Sydney, Australia

Divergence Jazz Orchestra is made up of 19 of Sydney’s most accomplished young musicians led by Jenna Cave (conductor/composer) and Paul Weber (trombone). They brings the spirit and tradition of improvised jazz music to the 21st century big band; where captivating grooves, memorable melodies and expressive orchestrations are executed with outstanding musicianship with rhythm as its cornerstone. ... more

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