SIMA presents

Novak Manojlovic – Grown Ocean

with Jachlo

3 Aug 2019

Led by emerging pianist/composer Novak Manojlovic, Grown Ocean is an ensemble project comprising of exciting, next-generation musicians that play through composed song forms. Together the group conjure Manojlovic’s evocative sonic storytelling, which spans a vast array of genres and encourages recollections of time and space through swirling mosaics of sound, quiet meditations and soaring peaks. Following their debut release, We Are Very Far, Grown Ocean will release their second album Memory Gardens later in the year.


Jacques and Chloe met as students at the Sydney Conservatorium, where they still study, and discovered a common interest in drumming and jazz-influenced improvisation. Drawing on music from different cultures such as Korean traditional rhythms and the innovations of master-drummers Simon Barker and Greg Sheehan, the duo focus on developing knowledge in diverse rhythmic dialogues and using these languages in improvising/musical settings.


Piano Novak Manojlovic
Trumpet Thomas Avgenicos
Tenor saxophone David Reglar
Trombone Raphael Rosse
Guitar Dave Rodriguez
Keys Andrew Bruce
Electric bass Brendan Clark
Drums Tully Ryan


Bass Jacques Emery
Percussion Chloe Kim