The Adrian Sherriff Trio performs original music incorporating aspects of diverse musical traditions from around the world. Adrian Sherriff playing has been acclaimed as "exceptional, corresponding to an endless stream of ideas that never flags" (Des Cowley 2023) and possessing a "range of expression which seemed to have no limits" (Stephan Herkenrath 2009). Adrian is supported by bassist Rohan Dasika on bass and Tunji Beier on percussion. In this performance the trio will improvise a set of music which will travel through time and space around the world.
For several decades, Adrian has regularly toured to Europe, North America, South Asia and across Australia performing the trombone, shakuhachi and percussion. In the Australian music scene, Adrian has been an integral member of the Australian Art Orchestra, The Wide Alley (with Szechuan musicians), Andrea Keller’s Bartok Project, the Grand Union Orchestra and many other ensembles. He has recorded award winning albums with many of Australia's leading artists including Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, Valanga Khoza, Satsuki Odamura, Paul Grabowsky, Sandy Evans, Amos Roach, Andrea Keller, Mindy Meng Wang, Barney McAll and many others. Adrian has also extensively toured with the late Indian percussionist Karaikudi Mani and many other renowned Indian artists as well as performing concerts in India as a classical South Indian percussionist. In other projects, he has worked extensively with international artists from both Bali and China. Currently Adrian teaches Afro-Cuban folkloric drumming, Balinese Gamelan and South Indian percussion in Melbourne.
Rohan is a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, he also performs with ensembles including ELISION and the Lucerne Festival Academy. Rohan was awarded the Freedman Classical Fellowship as a solo classical bass artist in 2019. He is also active as a jazz bassist, working with artists including Mike Nock and Peter Harper.
Tunji was trained in the percussion traditions of Nigeria and South India. At the conclusion of his study in South India, he received the highest mark in the state exam for percussion. Tunji has worked with international jazz artists including Bill Cobham, Iain Ballamy, Zakir Hussain, Trilok Gurtu, Randy Weston, Charlie Mariano, and Chris Hinze.