Felicity Provan

(cornet & voice)

Felicity is a graduate of the "Victorian College of the Arts" in Melbourne, Australia. An active member of the "Melbourne Improvisers Association". She performed and recorded with jazz and improvising ensembles, composed for dance and film projects and in 1985 was composer in residence for the Northern Territory based dance company "Feats Unlimited".

Since 1990 Felicity has been based in Amsterdam where she has performed in various ensembles together with such musicians as: Curtis Clark, Corrie van Binsbergen, Ab Baars, Han Bennink, Sean Bergin, Michael Moore, Tobias Delius, Michael Vatcher and Jacques Palinckx. In 1993 her duo together with bassist Belinda Moody toured in Australia, giving 24 concerts and workshops and in 1994 toured in the Netherlands.

During the summer of 1995 she was a vocalist in the project "Worlds" led by Belgian saxophonist Erwin Vann and in the summer of 1997 took part in a musicians meeting/festival in Reynier, a village in the south of France

Felicity performs and composes regularly for theatre and dance projects. Her production "Dr Jasz", created together with performance artist Teo Joling, premiered in Amsterdams Stadsschouwburg in 1995 and she performed in his adaptation of an Edgar Allen Poe piece, "Teer an Feer" which toured in the Netherlands in 1998.

In 1998 she was involved in an improvisation meeting with dancers from the Netherlands and France and performed in Rajesh Mehtas dance/theatre piece "Monsoon" in Amsterdam's De Melkweg.

Felicity has recently spent six months in Australia where she performed with the improvisation quartet "Phaf" for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and gave concerts with the Dutch/Australian collaboration quintet "Hex". She performed in a theatre piece for the Melbourne International Arts Festival and co-wrote the piece "Belonging" which was performed in the La Mama Theatre.

Back in Europe she is developing her trio including Canadian bassist Joe Williamson and the Australian percussionist Steve Heather for which she composes and which performed and recorded in the Netherlands in '98.

She was recently in Berlin for the Exiles Festival organised by Jon Rose and Tony Buck and to perform with the Rajesh Metha Collective 3+. She is a member of Joost Buis and his Famous Astronotes, which performs original material and compositions by Sun Ra and performs regularly with "De Commotie", a group which is inspired by South African dance music.

She performed with Sean Bergins MOB at the North Sea Jazz Festival and in Belgium with the Belgian percussionist Chris Joris. A new quartet together with Chris, Australian pianist Walter Lampe and Dutch bassist Arnold Dooyeweerd will be, in the coming months, performing and recording in Belgium.