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August 2017
$15 - $20

Eugene Ball Quartet

Sun 20th August @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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eugene ball quartet

Ever so occasionally, when he thinks no one is listening, Eugene Ball (trumpet) steps out of the shadows to assume the narcissistic role of bandleader. Fortunately, on these occasions, James McCauley (trombone), James McLean (drums), and Mick Meagher (electric bass) have the decency to humor Eugene’s delusions with great generosity and delicacy.

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Water pushes sand (China / Australia)

Tue 22nd August @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Following its great success at the 2015 Melbourne Festival and OzAsia in Adelaide in 2015, the original ten-piece ensemble work (now a CD on Jazzhead) has now been rearranged for a five-piece touring outfit. Composer Erik Griswold (piano) is joined by the virtuosic Mindy Meng Wang (guzheng), Peter Knight (electronics/trumpet), and the Brisbane-based team of Samuel Pankhurst (acoustic bass) and Vanessa Tomlinson (percussion).

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Cleverhorse

Sun 27th August @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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cleverhorse

cleverhorse is a distinctive five piece ensemble led by composer/guitarist Robbie Melville. The band also comprises Monty Mackenzie (alto saxophone), Gideon Brazil (tenor saxophone), Zoe Frater (electric bass) and Dan Macdonald (drums).

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Way out West (Melbourne/Sydney) – CD Launch

Thu 31st August @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Uptown Jazz Cafe, 177 Brunswick St
Fitzroy, 3065
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Way Out West

Way Out West’s intriguing self-titled fourth album (on Jazzhead) follows their acclaimed 2010 album, The Effects of Weather (Jazzhead). The group comprises Peter Knight (trumpet/laptop/composition), Satsuki Odamura (koto), Paul Williamson (saxophones), Lucas Michailidis (guitar), Ray Pereira (percussion), Howard Cairns (acoustic bass) and James McLean (drums) replacing US-based Raj Jayaweera.

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