Sun 25th June @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
This is a Collective group, formed from bandleaders (and composers), to highlight the work undertaken by the MJC. It was an initiative of tenor saxophonist Mirko Guerrini, who moved to Melbourne from Italy.
Drummer Niko Schauble, guitarist Stephen Magnusson and trumpeter Eugene Ball are all long-time veterans of Melbourne’s jazz scene, while bassist Tom Lee, pianist Joe O’Connor and trombonist James Macaulay are younger members of the ensemble. Three of the members are winners of the prestigious National Jazz Award (Magnusson, O’Connor and Anning).
The purpose of the Collective is to perform original compositions, and to showcase some of Melbourne’s most talented jazz musicians. For their fourth performance, they will be expanding their repertoire of all originals written and specifically arranged for the group by Mirko Guerrini, Niko Schauble and other members.