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Laurence Pike

Laurence Pike (Sydney) Solo + CD Launch & Niran Dasika (Solo)

Sun 28 February @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Sydney percussionist/composer Laurence Pike returns to Melbourne to launch Prophecy – his third solo album. The opening set features Niran Dasika, a multi award-winning trumpeter and improvisor, known for his etherial, expressive trumpet playing and deeply evocative compositions, described as “ravishing” (Sydney Morning Herald) and “exquisite” (Australian Book Review). For the first set, Niran Dasika’s solo performances combine his virtuosic trumpet playing with synthesisers and live electronics to create immersive, beautiful soundscapes, all with a focus on his lyrical trumpet playing.

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Supporting artists in these interesting times

As concert performances slowly return, you can also support Australian artists by purchasing any of the steady stream of recently released albums. Bandcamp is recommended by many musicians because of its reasonable fee structure, and generous Bandcamp Fridays when they waive their revenue share.

And don’t neglect the rich array of past releases, or important classic albums, such as the late Mark Simmonds’ 1995 ARIA winner, Fire.

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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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