• Journey with Kohesia Ensemble and experience the evocative sounds of Persian music played in a unique jazz style.


Led by double bassist Kate Pass, the Kohesia Ensemble serves as a platform for Kate’s original compositions, which are influenced by her passion for both jazz and Persian music. Kohesia Ensemble explores unusual time structures and microtonal melodies, combining the sounds of Persian flute (ney), percussion (daf) lute (saz) and oud with jazz instruments for a truly unique listening experience.

Form and Style:
The show is presented as a concert. There will be several songs, with talking in between to engage the audience, and provide explanations of songs and instruments.

Duration of performance:
90mins - this can be flexible. For eg. we could also do 1 x 60 minute performance (no interval).

Interval: Yes

Maximum performances per week: 7

Remount Cost $1,161.60

Weekly Fee: $9,075

Royalties: 5%

Date the performance is available from: May 2019

No. people in Touring Party: 6

Bump-in Time (# hours): 1

Bump-out Time (# hours): 1

First Possible Performance: 2 hours after Bump in

Minimum Break Between Shows: 2 hours

Theatre formats: Proscenium Arch, Thrust, Platform Stage, can be flexible.

Minimum Stage Width (metres): 5

Minimum Stage Depth (metres): 3

Minimum Stage Height (metres): 3

Minimum Wing Space (metres) (if applicable): n/a

Set Description:
6 musicians will be set up on stage, 3 are seated and 3 are standing. Instruments and mics will also be on stage.

Staging Description:
6 musicians will be set up on stage, 3 are seated and 3 are standing.

Lighting - provided by company: None

Lighting Requirements - to be provided by venue: Basic Stage lights

Audio - provided by company:
Bass amp, instrument mics, DIs, mic stands, mic cables, and Small PA system can be provided - especially if venue is driving distance from Perth

Audio Requirements - to be provided by venue:
PA system and mic stands.

No. of additional lighting staff required from venue:

No. of additional sound staff required from venue:
0, but if 1 is available, we would happily use one.

No. multi-taskers required from venue:

Dressing rooms required:
1 - to be used as a green room

Marketing Collateral:
Professional poster and flyer artwork, photographs, sample media releases and videos, musicians for media interviews.

Community Engagement:
Able to provide workshops tailored to non-musicians, or musicians of all levels that can be interactive, and provide information about Persian music, its instruments, rhythms, scales and improvisation.
Kohesia can include a local supporting act - what hidden talent lies in your community? An opportunity for audiences to support their own and see a familiar face on stage.
Kohesia can provide posters and flyers for venue and local business theming.

Target Market:
Migrants, particularly people of Middle Eastern descent. People who have an interest in multi-cultural arts, jazz or live music.


“…The music they make is unique, inventive and varied. Origins starts off as a cool jazz number then the faster tempo leads to a joyful Middle Eastern finale. Shifting Sands is dreamy and evocative, Ricki Malet’s trumpet lights up the venue in a rousing number called Moon Gate, while Saeed Danesh, on tonbak and Danny Susnjar, on drums got the audience clapping. The show is ably fronted by Kate Pass on bass…Kohesia makes great music. If you can grab a ticket I strongly advise you to go and see it.” ★★★★½

Antonio Casella, Fringefeed, 2019

"...Pass’ compositions and musical palette are far from mere exotica – in fact, the conversational mix of Western and Middle-Eastern music could not be more timely, with the current world schisms and tensions between the two cultures. To hear these voices side-by-side, talking and twining together is an almost political call for hope – one where neither side sees the other as ‘the other’..."

John Hardaker, Australianjazz.net, 2018