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In this concert, the quintet will perform Jayaweera’s music from his albums, Pistils and Laniakea, (both on the Earshift label), as well as some newer compositions.
Expect adventurous approaches with tape loops, analogue and digital delays, off kilter overlapping rhythms and organic instrumental sounds.
‘Data Entry’ Is a new trio formed by drummer/composer Luke Andresen, and featuring Bernard Alexander (alto saxophone) and Sam Anning (electric bass). Led by trombonist and composer Scott van Gemert, the Unbroken Trio (pictured) plays original music that focuses on the collective sound of the ensemble.
Genre-bending pianist/composer Nat Bartsch (pictured), who has developed an outstanding reputation for inimitably melodic, lyrical music-making, will open the concert. Antelodic is an instrumental chamber jazz trio featuring the unusual instrumentation of guitar with two saxophones. The woodwinds often perform the role of rhythm section, allowing the guitar to become the melodic voice.
With a sound that incorporates electronic music, Iranian folk melodies, hip-hop and chamber music, this MJC concert features a collaboration between Jazz quintet SHAYAN and electronic string duo, 'Melbourne Amplified Strings' (MAS).
With Marty Holoubek here on a brief visit from his base in Tokyo, the trio will perform mostly material from the Trio album, together with a couple of new tunes, with longtime musical accomplice, James McLean (drums). Marty and James McLean.
This project has been assisted by the Victorian Government, through Creative Victoria, and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. The 3PBS-FM Recording Project has been financially supported by Vorticity Music
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.
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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