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July 2017
$10 - $15

Lewis Pierre-Humbert Quintet & Stephen Blyth Trio

Thu 27th July @ 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Uptown Jazz Cafe, 177 Brunswick St
Fitzroy, 3065
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Co-presentation within the Melbourne Improvisers’ Collective’s regular Thursday night series. Lewis Pierre-Humbert Quintet & Stephen Blyth Trio (debut)

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August 2017
$15 - $20

Alex Hutchings Group (London/Melbourne) – Debut

Sun 6th August @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street) Victoria 3056 Australia + Google Map

Internationally-acclaimed British fusion guitarist Alex Hutchings has been gaining an international following over recent years and for this performance will be joined by some of Melbourne's finest fusion stylists, including Jeremy Diffey (alto sax), Brenton Foster (keyboards), Kim May (electric bass) and Gerry Pantazis (drums) to showcase Hutchings's original material as well as some original works by the other band members.

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$15 - $20

Tripataka – CD Launch/Debut

Sun 13th August @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street) Victoria 3056 Australia + Google Map

Tripataka was formed in 2013, comprising of Adrian Sherriff (bass trombone, percussion, voice), Jonathan Dimond (electric bass guitars, percussion, voice), and Adam King (drums, voice). As its name implies, the band finds endless inspiration in the music of North and South India, Bali, Brazil, Cuba and many other musics from around the world, performing original compositions by the members, as well as unique arrangements of jazz repertoire.

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$25 - $30

Christopher Hale with Minyoung Woo (Australia / South Korea) ‘Ritual Diamonds’

Sat 19th August @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Salon – Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, Victoria 3006 Australia
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Hale and Woo have been collaborating since 2012, and have developed a common language, drawing on ancient shaman drumming, original rhythmic structures and improvisation. The result is a mode of rhythm that reaches deep into the underlying processes of jazz and Korean music to create a new music unique to this friendship.

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$15 - $20

Water pushes sand (China / Australia)

Tue 22nd August @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street) Victoria 3056 Australia + Google Map

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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