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Refraction 10 September
Sun 10th September @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm$15 - $20
Drawing inspiration from the sensibilities of pop lyricism and melody, Refraction melds the various colours of contemporary jazz composition and improvisation together into a compelling musical soundscape. Centered around drummer and leader Chris Broomhead’s compositions, the trio celebrates the sanctity of simplicity, upholding the primacy of a song’s melody whilst leaving space for collective ensemble interaction and improvisation. The group is Chris Broomhead (drums), Brenton Foster (piano) and Jordan Tarento (acoustic bass). Their debut album As We Were was released in March 2015 and was nominated as a finalist in the top five of The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards 2015 for Best Jazz Album.
Their follow-up album Inerrant Space was released in 2016 (on Broomhead’s independent label Rare Colour Records). Their follow-up recording entitled Inerrant Space was released in 2016 and their third album Reimagined was released in June this year.
Refraction has played shows at a number of well-known Melbourne venues including The Paris Cat, Uptown Jazz Cafe and Open Studio, as well as residencies at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, and they also performed at this year’s White Night Festival.