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Three ensembles - Jazz and Social Justice, ARC and Wirecutters - come together in celebration of International Peace Day and in support of those seeking asylum and refuge.
Tucker Box is a new collaboration between Sydney-based trumpeter/composer Tom Avgenicos and Melbourne-based trombonist/composer Josh Bennier (both semi-finalists in the 2017 National Jazz Brass Awards at the Wangaratta Festival, with Avgenicos placing Third in the Finals).
The Red Door Trio, featuring Phil Collings (drumset), Stephen Hornby (bass) and Cheryl Durongpisitkul (alto saxophone), performing originals. Plus, Adam King (of Tripataka) performing solo drumset.
LEONIE COHEN QUARTET (Sydney) featuring DANIEL WELTINGER (Berlin) - Debut
Sydney pianist/composer Leonie Cohen leads a genre-bending ensemble that dives into, immerses itself in and celebrates a fusion of jazz, classical and klezmer.
Sydney pianist and composer Chris Cody has been based in Paris for much of the last 25 years, performing and recording internationally. His interests as a Francophile resulted in the writing of a major work, Astrolabe: Suite for La Pérouse, a powerful musical journey, inspired by French navigator Jean-Francois de La Pérouse’s voyage to Australia on the ship, L’Astrolabe, in 1788.
The genuinely exciting young Sydney trio Holopeak (formerly known as Czarektrio when they performed for the MJC last year) are touring to promote the release of their debut album, ‘Summit Over’.
The Melbourne Jazz Co-Op
The Melbourne Jazz Co-operative is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting original live jazz performance by established and emerging artists in Melbourne.
Since 1983 our objectives have been to increase the exposure of contemporary jazz performance by making it accessible to audiences, and to provide award waged performance opportunities for emerging and established artists. Read more about how we are funded.
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