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BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Melbourne Jazz Co-op - ECPv5.1.6//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Melbourne Jazz Co-op X-ORIGINAL-URL:https://mjc.org.au X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Melbourne Jazz Co-op BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Australia/Melbourne BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:+1100 TZOFFSETTO:+1000 TZNAME:AEST DTSTART:20200404T160000 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:+1000 TZOFFSETTO:+1100 TZNAME:AEDT DTSTART:20201003T160000 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200830T200000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200830T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200703T150755Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200703T150814Z UID:3544-1598817600-1598826600@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Laurence Pike (Sydney) – CD Launch + Aviva Endean (Solo) – Debut DESCRIPTION:Sydney percussionist/composer returns to Melbourne to launch Prophecy – his third solo album in as many   years for the UK’s Leaf Label\, following Distant Early Warning (2018)\, and last year’s acclaimed Holy   Spring. Created during the height Australia’s recent catastrophic fires\, the music on Prophecy adopts the   working formula of ‘one-take’ studio performances for drum kit and sampler; channelling the moment   through Pike’s singular\, organic use of electronics\, and intuitively constructed arrangements. \nPike has been operating across the electronic\, rock and jazz music worlds for the better part of two decades with dozens of critically acclaimed releases to his name as part of forward-thinking groups such as PVT\, Triosk and Szun Waves (with Luke Abbott and Portico Quartet’s Jack Wyllie)\, as well as collaborations with the likes of legendary jazz pianist Mike Nock\, Bill Callahan\, Burnt Friedman\, Sarah Blakso and D.D Dumbo. Pike also recently joined avant-rock band Liars\, who are currently working on a new studio album. View https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erUTptAa730 \n“His solo work is a marvel\, radiating the absolute confidence of a man in command of his instruments and making very difficult things seems inevitable. He creates a hyper-aware universe of constant\, new\, undefinable sound\, that only he could make. He expresses himself through performance with a commit-ment that goes far beyond energy and will… Holy Spring is a mature and enthralling work that gives us real ritual. Ceremonies taken seriously that generate real power” – the Quietus\, UK. \nAcclaimed clarinetist Aviva Endean is performing the first set. She is the recipient of 2015 Freedman Music Fellowship\, and the inaugural AAO’s ‘Pathfinder’ Music Leadership program\, and released her debut solo release\, cinder: ember: ashes\, in 2018 on the Norwegian label SOFA. URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/laurence-pike-sydney-cd-launch-aviva-endean-solo-debut/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Laurence-Pike-web.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200823T200000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200823T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200703T150237Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200703T150237Z UID:3542-1598212800-1598221800@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Unbroken Trio – Debut + Joe O’Connor (Solo) DESCRIPTION:Led by trombonist and composer Scott van Gemert\, the Unbroken Trio plays original music that focuses on the collective sound of the ensemble. Also featuring Theo Carbo (guitar) and Maddison Carter (drums and percussion)\, these three unique musical voices come together to create an array of improvised sounds in a highly interactive setting\, focusing on a unified and melodic approach to music creation. For this special MJC performance they will present their recently recorded 9-movement suite ‘SPARK’. \nStimulating pianist/composer Joe O’Connor\, winner of the 2013 National Jazz Piano Award and recipient of the 2016  PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commis URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/unbroken-trio-debut-joe-oconnor-solo-2/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Unbroken-Trio-2-1200W.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200816T200000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200816T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200703T145553Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200703T145756Z UID:3538-1597608000-1597617000@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Burke-Gould Quartet (Melbourne/Hobart) DESCRIPTION:Saxophonist Rob Burke (tenor sax & bass clarinet) and piano master Tony Gould\, with their rhythm team of bassist Nick Haywood (now based in Tasmania\, Hobart) and drummer Tony Floyd\, have played together for more than 20 years\, touring nationally and internationally. \nTheir recent 2019 CD release Live Again\, followed their previous album Live at Bennetts Lane (2011)\, and is their fourth release as a group (all on the Jazzhead label) and first live recording. The group’s orientation is towards melodic improvisations and group empathy. They will perform some new compositions\, as well select works by jazz composers. URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/burke-gould-quartet-melbourne-hobart/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Burke-Gould-Quartet.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200809T080000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200809T170000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200703T143935Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200703T143935Z UID:3530-1596960000-1596992400@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Callum G’Froerer Quartet– Debut DESCRIPTION:“prolific and mellifluous” – All About Jazz \nCallum G’Froerer is a trumpet player active between many musical genres – improvisation\, commissioning new contemporary repertoire\, and composition. In the jazz realm\, he has performed widely across Australia and at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival\, and internationally (Dizzy’s at the Lincoln Center\, Monterey Jazz Festival\, B-Flat Berlin). \nG’Froerer was nominated for the 2013 Jazz Bell Awards and long-listed for the 2014 Freedman Jazz Fellowship. He has been a member of the Bennetts Lane Big Band\, Mace Francis Orchestra\, and the Johannes Luebbers Dectet. \nG’Froerer has released two albums as a leader: 2013’s City Speaks (recorded by Mal Stanley for ABC Jazztrack) and 2015’s Space Available. He will release a third album on the Earshift label in early 2021. \nG’Froerer’s quartet performs compositions and structured improvisations that create detailed harmonic and rhythmic foregrounds set amongst spacious backgrounds\, extended and overlapping group phrasing\, and fascinating collective textures. \nCallum G’Froerer (trumpet and flugelhorn)\nJoseph O’Connor (piano)\nSam Anning (bass)\nJames McLean (drumset). \nCity Speaks by Callum G’Froerer URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/callum-gfroerer-quartet-debut/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Callum-GFroerer-33-web.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200808T080000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200808T210000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200703T143133Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200703T143133Z UID:3528-1596873600-1596920400@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Josh Kelly's 'Displacement' (Melbourne/Sydney) - Debut DESCRIPTION:As the recipient of the PBS-FM Young Elder of Jazz Commission in 2019\, alto saxophonist/composer Josh Kelly produced the ‘Displacement’ suite. This resultant work references the migrant experience when one’s sense of home and community feels somewhat displaced due to the uprooting of one’ s life\, particularly within an Australian narrative. \nThis work explores French Impressionism\, modal jazz\, and syncopated rhythm cycles through the lens of Josh’s family’s migration around the world. Commissioned specifically for club performance in the 2019 MIJF\, Displacement seamlessly melds composed elements with featured improvisations to create a soundscape that blurs the lines between the known and unknown. The MJC is supporting a reprise of this work\, with the original Sextet personnel (including two interstate musicians\, Sydney cellist Mary Rapp and double bassist Jacques Emery\, together with trumpeter Niran Dasika\, bassist clarinetist Aviva Endean\, and drummer Maria Moles). \n  URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/josh-kellys-displacement-melbourne-sydney-debut/ LOCATION:The Primrose Potter Salon – Melbourne Recital Centre\, 31 Sturt Street\, Southbank\, Victoria\, 3006\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Josh-Kelly-Press-Photo.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200802T200000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200802T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200703T142513Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200703T142513Z UID:3525-1596398400-1596407400@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:The Rest is Silence (previously called Carbo Carter Gunnoo) – CD Launch DESCRIPTION:Bringing together four of Melbourne’s most prodigious young jazz artists\, The Rest is Silence’s debut album\, A Short Film (on Earshift Music)\,  explores melodically driven compositions against a backdrop of indie-rock\, country\, and electronica. Featuring siblings Flora Carbo (alto saxophone) and Theo Carbo (guitar) alongside long-time friends Isaac Gunnoo (double bass) and Maddison Carter (drums)\, their music is a breath of fresh air\, fearlessly moving between genres to create a soundtrack to the multiplicity of our modern lives. The Rest is Silence is a collective\, with all members contributing compositions and directing the ensemble sound. The two deeply connected halves of the quartet unite to create unique and trusting musical explorations. They are influenced by artists as diverse as Carlo Gesualdo\, Bill Frisell\, Leonard Cohen\, Ornette Coleman\, Elliott Carter and Igor Stravinsky\, and studied at the VCA/University of Melbourne and the James Morrison Academy in jazz and composition. \nDespite being relatively young\, they have individually played with leading artists from a variety of genres including Andrea Keller\, Maceo Parker\, Harry Angus\, Barney McAll\, Christopher Hale\, John Flanagan\, Tamara Murphy\, The Maes\, Nat Bartsch and STAV. They also each lead their own ensembles\, creating visionary art music in different combinations. \nThe result of this melting pot of experience and influence is an expansive\, eclectic ensemble sound. The Rest is Silence explores the dark and the light\, the gentle and heavy\, the acoustic and the electronic. After numerous performances at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club\, the Jazzlab and the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues\, they are now celebrating the release of their debut album\, A Short Film. \n \nA Short Film by The Rest Is Silence URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/the-rest-is-silence-cd-launch/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/The-Rest-Is-Silence-web.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200726T200000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200726T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200703T141734Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200703T141734Z UID:3522-1595793600-1595802600@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Open Home DESCRIPTION:Open Home is a new ensemble\, which offers an invitation to explore the ebbs and flows of life through the compositions of Shaun Rammers (tenor sax and clarinet)\, a Music graduate of WAPAA. \nJoining Shaun are some of Melbourne’s most creative younger musicians: \nFlora Carbo (alto sax and bass clarinet)\nHarriett Allcroft (vocals)\nAdam Halliwell (guitar and flute)\nIsaac Gunnoo (bass)\nLewis Pierre-Humbert (drums). \nTogether they explore musical landscapes\, which are always evolving\, improvising their way through Rammers’ compositions to create emotional\, highly energetic music. Open Home is recording later this year\, so they are planning to release their debut album before the end of this year. URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/open-home/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Open-Home-combo.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200719T200000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200719T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200703T140354Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200703T140411Z UID:3520-1595188800-1595197800@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Nick Haywood Trio DESCRIPTION:The Nick Haywood Trio is one of Australia’s leading collaborative improvisation ensembles. The trio is known for taking simple themes and allowing complexity to unfold as a collective exploratory process. With pianist Colin Hopkins and drummer Niko Schäuble\, Nick will be playing original tunes by ensemble members\, and some lesser-played standards\, alongside free improvisations. The group first performed together as a trio in 2003 where ABC’s Jazztrack recorded a performance at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. \nThere was an instant connection between the players and they have been developing their sound ever since. This will be the first performance of the trio since lockdown and the band are really excited to be able to play together again. \n“This splendid album from Nick Haywood (bass)\, Colin Hopkins (piano) and Niko Schäuble (drums)\, features lyrical compositions chiefly by Haywood\, stirring versions of three pop tunes\, and impressive exercises in free improvisation. – Eric Myers\, The Weekend Australian \nThe parts are mutually independent but constantly in dialogue – a keen reminder of the maturity and mutual respect between these musicians.” – Christopher Hale\, The Music Trust \n“Many tunes here\, including originals\, are actually quite simple but what this band does is layer them with complexity. Their gift is that rare ability. It’s the capacity to draw listeners in and take them on a journey”. – Leon Gettler\, The Age \n“This album\, created by three masters of the form\, is a shining example of the superb and world class talent we have in this country.” – Barry O’Sullivan\, Fine Music URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/nick-haywood-trio-july-2020/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Nick-Haywood-Trio-Triptych.png ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200712T200000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200712T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200703T135713Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200703T140445Z UID:3513-1594584000-1594593000@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:I Hold The Lion's Paw – Single Launch DESCRIPTION:Jon Hassell meets Ornette Coleman\, meets Tropical F**K Storm. I Hold the Lion’s Paw sounds familiar and\, at the same time\, like nothing else you’ve ever heard. The brainchild of trumpeter-composer-electronic artist Reuben Lewis\, it creates an immersive world of electro-acoustic ambience\, slowly evolving soundtracks\, grungy afro-beat grooves and psychedelic free jazz. \nTheir 2018 album\, Abstract Playgrounds\, gained international acclaim – including a glowing review in ‘The Wire’ magazine. IHTLP’s music is the art of breaking down each performance into its constituent components\, and re-building them into new and arresting forms. Reuben Lewis (trumpet\, pedals\, synths) collaborates with Emily Bennett (voice\, synths\, electronics)\, Adam Halliwell (guitar\, bass) and Ronny Ferella (drums). \n \nWebsite www.reubenlewis.com/ihtlp \nInstagram – @iht_lionspaw \nFacebook – facebook.com/ihtlp \nBandcamp –reubenlewis.bandcamp.com URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/i-hold-the-lions-paw-jul-2020/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/I-Hold-the-Lion_s-Paw_2019-15-web.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200705T203000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200705T230000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200624T074854Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200624T074854Z UID:3493-1593981000-1593990000@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Jex Saarelaht & Jonathan Zion – Debut DESCRIPTION:Pianist Jex Saarelaht first worked as a duo with vibraphonist Alan Lee in the early ‘80s\, recording the album\, Two Out. He also performed as a duo with guitarist Doug deVries at the inaugural Wangaratta Jazz Festival in 1990. \nTwenty-seven years later they were reunited at a Jazz Benefit concert\, reigniting Jex’s interest in the duo format. Having worked in a resident band with double-bassist Jonathan Zion (of the Luke Howard Trio)\, for a number of years\, Jex looks forward to this one-on-one meeting with him\, exploring his original pieces\, along with selected gems from the jazz canon. URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/jex-saarelaht-jonathan-zion-debut/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/JexZion.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200628T203000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200628T230000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200602T085123Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200602T091207Z UID:3446-1593376200-1593385200@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Niko Schäuble's 'Then This' DESCRIPTION:Drummer/composer/bandleader Niko Schäuble premiered this latest project for the MJC last year\, bringing together four exciting musicians\, playing a selection of lesser-known standards and new originals by Schäuble. Their combined musical backgrounds – together with the bass-less format of the ensemble – will create a setting which allows for unique and surprising twists and turns. \nTony Hicks (woodwinds) is an in-demand soloist in a wide range of styles\, ranging from Randy Brecker\, Melbourne Ska Orchestra and Yid!\, while Mirko Guerrini (saxophones) has an impressive list of international credits such as Stefano Bollani\, Billy Cobham and Hermeto Pascoal. \nStephen Magnusson (guitar) has been a longtime collaborator of Schäuble’s\, performing in several of his projects (including the acclaimed Night Music album with Enrico Rava). Schäuble has led his own ensembles (Tibetan Dixie\, Papa Carlo\, Quattro Club)\, as well as recording with the Australian Art Orchestra\, Paul Grabowsky and Arthur Blythe. URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/niko-schaubles-then-this-june-2020/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Then-This-5-web.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200621T193000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200621T203000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200615T000642Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200618T200756Z UID:3483-1592767800-1592771400@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Mirko Guerrini's Horizontal Quartet DESCRIPTION:Our third online presentation is Mirko Guerrini’s Horizontal Quartet\, which premiered for the MJC in 2018. \nThis quartet also brings together four bandleaders and composers\, with saxophonist Guerrini joined by pianist Andrea Keller\, double bassist Tamara Murphy\, and drummer Niko Schauble. \nGuerrini\, who was a long-time member of Stefano Bollani’s quintet\, moved to Melbourne from Italy in 2013\,  and since then he has had the chance to meet and play with some of the most outstanding Australian musicians. \nBassist\, Tamara Murphy is one of the first bass players Guerrini played with\, and he was immediately taken by her “approach and heavy groove without any compromise with the melodic content since the first note”. Niko Schauble is Guerrini’s most solid musical relationship in Australia (both working with Paul Grabowsky in the trio\, Torrio!). His incredible flexibility and knowledge of the drums\, makes interplay easy and rewarding. Andrea Keller is one of Australia’s most regarded pianists\, renowned for intelligent melodic development and purity of sound. In Mirko’s words\, “this band is everything about melody. Horizontality as the main musical approach. \nYou will hear all original music\, mostly written exclusively for this band\, where the four players are treated like single voices\, part of a polyphonic ensemble. Harmonic content is created by the horizontal movement of the voices\, and the high degree of interaction between the four musicians will blend everything together”. URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/mirko-guerrini-horizontal-quartet/ LOCATION:YouTube (Private Link sent to patrons) CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/mirko-online.png ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200614T193000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200614T203000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200602T093007Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200602T094155Z UID:3463-1592163000-1592166600@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:[ONLINE] Dasika-Carbo Quartet DESCRIPTION:The Dasika-Carbo Quartet premiered for the MJC in December. The quartet brings together three of our most promising emerging artists in trumpeter Niran Dasika\, alto saxophonist Flora Carbo\, and drummer Maddison Carter\, together with experienced bassist Sam Anning. \nAll four members of the quartet are bandleaders\, and all contribute original compositions in this performance. \nRunner-up in 2017 National Jazz Brass Award at Wangaratta\, Dasika received the 2019 Young Jazz Artist of the Year at the Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ Awards\, and the 2019 APRA AMCOS Professional Development Award\, while also being nominated for the Freedman Jazz Fellowship. Twenty-three year old Flora Carbo was a finalist in the 2019 Young Jazz Artist of the Year\, and has just released her second album\, VOICE. Dasika and Carbo discovered their musical empathy when both attended the 2019 Banff Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music in Banff\, Canada. \nLink will be provided closer to the date URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/online-dasika-carbo-quartet/ LOCATION:YouTube (Private Link sent to patrons) CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Dasika-Carbo-Q1-web.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200607T193000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200607T203000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200602T090437Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200602T094053Z UID:3454-1591558200-1591561800@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:[ONLINE] Ball-Hanlon-Schulz DESCRIPTION:MJCs presents the Ball-Hanlon-Schulz ensemble. They delivered a truly beautiful concert last June at The Salon\, M.R.C. (as an MJC co-presentation). \nThis collaborative all-acoustic ensemble has a unique sound\, combining trumpet\, piano accordion and double bass\, drawing together the diverse musical worlds of its members. \nMulti-award winning trumpeter Eugene Ball is a well-known jazz soloist; bassist Ben Hanlon is a young lion of the orchestral scene & MSO member; accordionist Anthony Schulz is best known for his work with Frock\, and Zulya. They produce intimate dialogues and subtle interactions\, performing a program of original compositions. URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/online-ball-hanlon-schulz/ LOCATION:YouTube (Private Link sent to patrons) CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/BallHanlonSchulz-web.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200426T203000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200426T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200307T223728Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200307T232911Z UID:3413-1587933000-1587940200@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Unbroken Trio – Debut + Joe O’Connor (Solo) DESCRIPTION:Led by trombonist and composer Scott van Gemert\, the Unbroken Trio plays original music that focuses on the collective sound of the ensemble. Also featuring Theo Carbo (guitar) and Maddison Carter (drums and percussion)\, these three unique musical voices come together to create an array of improvised sounds in a highly interactive setting\, focussing on a unified and melodic approach to music creation. For this special MJC performance they will present their recently recorded 9-movement suite “SPARK”. \nJoe O’Connor\, Bennetts Lane \nStimulating pianist/composer Joe O’Connor\, winner of the 2013 National Jazz Piano Award and recipient of the 2016 PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission\, will perform an opening solo set. URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/unbroken-trio-debut-joe-oconnor-solo/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Unbroken-Trio-2-1200W.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200419T203000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200419T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200307T223111Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200307T223231Z UID:3409-1587328200-1587335400@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Ben Wilcock & "The Jellyrolls" (New Zealand) – debut DESCRIPTION:“The Jellyrolls” one of New Zealand’s most in-demand jazz ensembles\, are making their debut Australia tour\, following a recent tour of Scotland (including the Edinburgh Jazz Festival). The Jelly Rolls’ unique brand of swinging piano trio jazz initially had its base in the classic styles of Errol Garner\, Ahmad Jamal\, Oscar Peterson and Fats Waller. But their latest release\, The Phantom Canoe (Thick Records NZ)\, is an album of originals based on Māori myths and legends. \nThey will also perform material from previous CDs Sneaky Weasel and Live in Cromwell. Pianist Ben Wilcock\, who has performed with Bennie Maupin and Bob Moses\, is joined by Scottish jazz icon\, drummer John Rae (Ethan Iverson\, Vijay Iyer\, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra)\, and Dan Yeabsley (on bass & saxophone). \nVisit www.benwilcock.com URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/ben-wilcock-jellyrolls-new-zealand-debut/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/JellyRolls-web.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200412T203000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200412T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200307T222154Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200307T222644Z UID:3406-1586723400-1586730600@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:James Sherlock & Ben Hanlon – Debut DESCRIPTION:Guitarist James Sherlock and M.S.O. double bassist Ben Hanlon bonded over their shared passion for jazz and backgrounds in classical music. As such their performances combine improvisation\, dynamic interplay and genre-straddling arrangements of jazz standards\, classical repertoire\, modern orchestral\, chamber works and the occasional popular work. Their debut duo recording (released last year) is a collection of 10 compositions\, combining interpretations of works by Massenet\, Chopin and Schubert alongside jazz composers such as Jimmy Rowles and Sonny Rollins and songwriters Sting and Jack Lawrence. \nThey have also re-arranged works by Stravinsky\, and will include part of Bach’s\nSt. Matthew’s Passion for this concert. URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/james-sherlock-ben-hanlon-debut/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Sherlock-Hanlon.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200405T203000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200405T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200307T221647Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200327T065817Z UID:3402-1586118600-1586125800@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Open Home (debut) DESCRIPTION:Open Home is a new ensemble\, which offers an invitation to explore the ebbs and flows of life through the compositions of Shaun Rammers (tenor sax and clarinet). \nJoining him are some of Melbourne’s most creative younger musicians: \n\nFlora Carbo (alto sax and bass clarinet)\, Harriett Allcroft (vocals)\nAdam Halliwell (guitar and flute)\, Isaac Gunnoo (bass)\nLewis Pierre-Humbert (drums).\n\nTogether they explore musical landscapes\, which are always evolving\, improvising their way through Rammers’ compositions to create emotional\, highly energetic music. Open Home is recording their debut album later this year. URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/open-home-debut/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Open-Home-Rammers-scaled.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200329T203000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200329T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200222T220928Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200222T221048Z UID:3384-1585513800-1585521000@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Niko Schäuble's 'Then This' DESCRIPTION:Drummer/composer/bandleader Niko Schäuble premiered this latest project for the MJC last year\, bringing together four exciting musicians\, playing a selection of lesser-known standards and new originals by Schäuble. Their combined musical backgrounds – together with the bass-less format of the ensemble – will create a setting which allows for unique and surprising twists and turns. \nTony Hicks (woodwinds) is an in-demand soloist in a wide range of styles\, ranging from Randy Brecker\, Melbourne Ska Orchestra and Yid!\, while Mirko Guerrini (saxophones) has an impressive list of international credits such as Stefano Bollani\, Billy Cobham and Hermeto Pascoal. \nStephen Magnusson (guitar) has been a longtime collaborator of Schäuble’s\, performing in several of his projects (including the acclaimed Night Music album with Enrico Rava). Schäuble has led his own ensembles (Tibetan Dixie\, Papa Carlo\, Quattro Club)\, as well as recording with the Australian Art Orchestra\, Paul Grabowsky and Arthur Blythe. URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/niko-schaubles-then-this/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Then-This-5-web.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200322T203000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200322T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200222T215927Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200222T221205Z UID:3382-1584909000-1584916200@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Shannon Barnett's 'small talk' (Germany/ Melbourne) - Debut DESCRIPTION:A born and bred Victorian\, internationally-acclaimed trombonist Shannon Barnett has been based overseas since 2011\, firstly in New York City and more recently in Cologne\, Germany\, where she performed for several years with the renowned WDR Big Band. \nIn 2019 she was became Professor for Jazz Trombone at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne and has found time between semesters to visit Melbourne and perform with long-time collaborators\, Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone) and Hugh Harvey (drums)\, as well as a special German guest on double bass – introducing them to one of the most exciting voices from the German jazz scene. \nTogether they will interpret a variety compositions from each of the ensemble members. \n  URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/shannon-barnetts-small-talk-germany-melbourne-debut/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Shannon-Barnett-8-©-Julia-Goldsby-web.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200315T203000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200315T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200222T215425Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200222T220050Z UID:3380-1584304200-1584311400@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Franklin & HEKKA - double bill (Sydney\, debuts) DESCRIPTION:This double bill brings together some of the most exciting young improvisers in Australia (including the 2019 Freedman Jazz Fellowship recipient\, Novak Manojlovic). \nFRANKLIN is a project by Australian composer and bassist\, Joseph Franklin\, who has composed works for various contemporary non-jazz ensembles. Following his 2018 debut album\, Rites (featuring Jamie Oehlers and Ollie McGill)\, he recorded his latest album\, Amen (Earshift Music)\, in New York in 2019\, with Marc Hannaford on piano/ electronics\, and Satoshi Takeishi on drums/percussion. This performance will feature Sydney’s Sam Gill (alto saxophone)\, Joe O’Connor (piano)\, Joseph Franklin (bass guitar) and Hugh Harvey (drums). \n“Played brilliantly\, this is the old avant-garde\, reconfigured for contemporary listeners.” (Eric Myers\, The Weekend Australian) \n“… a very gripping record which radiates intrigue and an appetite for breaking boundaries.” (Friedrich Kunzmann\, All About Jazz) \nAmen by Franklin \n\nHEKKA is a piano/bass/drums unit that seeks to work outside its own loaded parameters. They explore song forms through a kaleidoscope of loops\, beats & improvisations. Comprising pianist Novak Manojlovic\, drummer Tully Ryan and double bassist Jacques Emery – three of the most exciting creative voices in Sydney – the trio collectively navigates melodies and structures with a unique empathetic approach\, moving through sonic arenas with a rare litheness and unity. Beauty is sought in clarity\, and communication is always key. Since releasing their debut EP ‘wrecker’ in late 2018 and touring the east coast of Australia to much acclaim\, HEKKA have become of the most unique ensembles in the country with their idiomatic and broad-minded take on the piano trio format (as evidenced by their award of the prestigious Freedman Fellowship Award in 2019). \n“HEKKA…was thrillingly distinctive. This trio’s improvising language is all its own” – John Shand (The Sydney Morning Herald) \nWhere To Fall Apart by HEKKA URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/franklin-hekka-sydney-debuts/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/hekka-web.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200308T203000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200308T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200222T081826Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200222T081826Z UID:3378-1583699400-1583706600@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Nat Bartsch 'Lullaby' Project (International Women's Day) DESCRIPTION:Melbourne pianist Nat Bartsch composes ethereal\, gentle music that explores the space between jazz and classical genres. In 2017 Nat became a mother and launched her ‘Lullaby Project’\, inspired by Max Richter’s Sleep and the children’s genre-crossing of the Teeny Tiny Stevies. Influenced by music therapy research and her son’s stages of development\, Nat composed a series of pieces designed to encourage babies to sleep. Equally importantly\, the music is intended to be soothing for adults—for if the whole family is calm\, the baby is more likely to be calm. The resulting album\, Forever\, and No Time At All\, was released on ABC Classic and is enjoyed by parents and non-parents alike: often providing the soundtrack to life’s most vulnerable moments. \nIn the MWIJF in December (a MJC co-presentation)\, Nat launched the release of Forever on vinyl\, performing this music with a larger group\, and premiering a series of new lullabies. Nat Bartsch (piano) recaps this work\, joined by Kieran Hensey (tenor sax)\, Anita Quayle (cello)\, Robbie Melville (guitar)\, Charlie Rank (double bass) and Maddison Carter (drums). URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/nat-bartsch-lullaby-project-international-womens-day/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/NatBartsch@TempoRubato-0032-web.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200301T203000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200301T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200222T074752Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200222T074752Z UID:3375-1583094600-1583101800@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Steve Barry's Blueprints Trio (Sydney) DESCRIPTION:Barry’s recent trio/quartet and solo projects traverse the boundaries of jazz and classical art music\, balancing the intricately composed with freewheeling ensemble interplay. His 2018 quartet release Blueprints & Vignettes received 4-stars in The Sydney Morning Herald and was long listed for the 14th Australian Music Prize. \nThe Blueprints trio – featuring the emerging talents of bassist Jacques Emery (recently touring with Australian Art Orchestra) and drummer Alex Inman-Hislop  – continues to mine the terrain established by this record\, replete with lyrical chromatic counterpoint\, restive rhythmic propellants and a broad spectrum of harmonic hues. This concert is part of a 12-date tour of Australia and New Zealand in advance of recording a follow-up album of this new material URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/steve-barrys-blueprints-trio-sydney/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Steve-Barry-TrioI_1498-.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200223T203000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200223T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200108T104748Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200108T104748Z UID:3308-1582489800-1582497000@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Frank and the Dreamers – CD Launch DESCRIPTION:“The Dreamers” is bassist/composer Frank Di Sario’s fourth CD release as a leader\, and the first featuring his exciting new ensemble. \nLegendary guitarists Stephen Magnusson and Lucas Michailidis bring their distinctive mastery of sound and space to make this a unique ‘two guitar’ ensemble. Supporting their rich and varied textures are DiSario’s bass\, together with his long-time collaborator Dave Beck (drums). \nThe album features four of DiSario’s melodic compositions\, together with an interesting selection of works\, including ones by Melbourne pianist Colin Hopkins and Sam Keevers\, as well as Ornette Coleman\, Wayne Shorter and Jobim. \n  URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/frank-and-the-dreamers-cd-launch/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/The-Dreamers-Frank-Di-Sario-web.png ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200216T080000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200216T170000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200108T104220Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200108T104258Z UID:3305-1581840000-1581872400@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Anton Delecca Quartet DESCRIPTION:Tenor saxophonist Anton Delecca has just returned from two and a half years in New York\, completing a MM in Jazz Studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music\, the program created by master saxophonist Jimmy Heath. He has been performing\, writing and arranging consistently there and has just completed recording a new album in New York. The recording consists of a stellar rhythm section and also features alto saxophone prodigy Immanuel Wilkins on three tracks. \nThis group is based on the quintet from that recording  (with the remaining repertoire has been augmented to include alto saxophone). The band features Delecca’s long term collaborator Danny Fischer\, along with a group of young Melbourne musicians who are completely new for Delecca: Flora Carbo (alto saxophone)\, Kade Brown (piano) and Ben Hanlon (acoustic bass). \nThe band will primarily play original compositions by Delecca\, along with arrangements of selected standards. The compositions are passionate\, and the music is informed by a deep love and respect for jazz history and tradition\, along with a diverse range of influences including\, folk and rock (particularly singer/songwriters)\, gospel\, spiritual jazz\, 70s acid fusion (Steve Grossman\, etc)\, and music from the current NYC jazz scene. \nVisit https://antondelecca.com \nWatch URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/anton-delecca-quartet-feb-2020/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Anton-Delecca-1-Web-Anton-Delecca.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200209T203000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200209T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200108T101359Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200108T101359Z UID:3303-1581280200-1581287400@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Stephen Magnusson & Kinfolk – “4 days of 50” DESCRIPTION:Guitarist/composer Stephen Magnusson is one of the most versatile and distinctive musicians in Australia. After spending several years teaching in Switzerland in the 1990s (being nominated for the Swiss Fellowship award in 1999)\, he returned to Australia in 2000\, and was co-winner of the 2000 National Jazz Guitar Award at Wangaratta. While his impressive C.V. includes performances or recordings with artists including Charlie Haden’s Music Liberation Orchestra\, Meshell Ndegeocello\, Rickie-Lee Jones\, Tim Berne\, George Garzone\, Jim Black\, Paul Grabowsky\, Mike Nock\, Elixir and Vince Jones\, formal recognition was surprisingly lacking. But in 2013 he received the $30\,000 Melbourne Music Prize\, while his album Magnet (on LP and CD)\, won the 2013 ‘Bell’ Australian Jazz Award for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year. \nTo belatedly mark this unassuming artist’s 50th Birthday in 2019\, he opted to perform with “Kinfolk”\, his group of long term collaborators in Tim Neal (Hammond organ)\, Frank DiSario (double bass) and Dave Beck (drums) to produce earthy\, bluesy grooves\, while retaining the freedom to take the music in different directions. He will perform a solo opening set (with a guest or two). Visit www.mag.net.au \n“An artist with nothing to prove but much to say” – All About Jazz\, USA \n  URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/stephen-magnusson-kinfolk-4-days-of-50/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Magnusson17.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200202T190000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200202T220000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200108T100752Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200108T100752Z UID:3300-1580670000-1580680800@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Tony Gould's 80th birthday celebration with guests Arte Kanela DESCRIPTION:This special concert is the first celebration of the 80th birthday – and ongoing career – of the highly respected pianist/composer/educator Dr. Tony Gould\, who retired from his full time position as Professor of Music at Monash University at the end of 2015\, but has continued to teach (including work at the James Morrison Academy). \nGould is possibly the most ‘formally’ recognised figure to work in the Australian jazz scene (although he refers to his music as “post-jazz”)\, with a Two Year $80\,000 Australia Council Fellowship over 2006/2007\, and a Don Banks Fellowship in 2009 (as well as an Order of Australia)\, plus the 2011 Australian Jazz Award “Hall of Fame”. \nFor this occasion\, he is joined by some talented young graduates for the JMA in Anton Schultz (acoustic bass) and Ollie Shute and Sam Newman (drums)\, together with some invited guests in Angela Davis  (alto saxophone); Stephen Magnusson (guitar); and\, Emma Gilmartin (voice). \nHe also wishes to “reintroduce” two of his favourite pianists – Colin Hopkins and Tim Stevens – who both went through the VCA will Gould was there\, with each performing a solo cameo.  Concluding the concert will be a set from the truly exciting Arte Kanela Flamenco group\, with Richard Tedesco (guitar)\, Johnny Tedesco (palms)\, Chantelle Cano (dance) and Joseph Batrouney (cajón). URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/tony-goulds-80th-birthday-celebration-with-guests-arte-kanela/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Tony-Gould-piano-colour-800.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200127T200000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200127T210000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200108T100919Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200118T055838Z UID:3296-1580155200-1580158800@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Geelong concert with Kaufmann/Gratkowski/de Joode (Berlin/Amsterdam) DESCRIPTION:“Platform Arts” (old Courthouse) on corner of Little Malop Street\, Geelong (opposite the Library). \nMJC co-presentation with N.E.A.L. (New Experimental Arts Laboratory) \n\nThis tour is financially supported by the Goethe Institut URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/geelong-workshop-with-kaufmann-gratkowski-de-joode-berlin-amsterdam/ LOCATION:Platform Arts\, 60 Little Malop Street\, Geelong\, Vic\, 3220\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Kaufmann-boy-edgar-cees-edit.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200127T130000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200127T150000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200108T093024Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200118T055915Z UID:3287-1580130000-1580137200@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Workshop with Kaufmann/Gratkowski/de Joode (Berlin/Amsterdam) DESCRIPTION:Depending on what the participants prefer\, the most typical format it is a combination of the Trio playing one or two pieces\, having questions\, and then improvising with the participants in small groups. Individual workshops may also be incorporated too. \n\nThis tour is financially supported by the Goethe Institut URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/workshop-with-kaufmann-gratkowski-de-joode-berlin-amsterdam/ LOCATION:Moreland City Band Rooml\, 16-22 Cross Street\, Brunswick East\, VIC\, 3057\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Kaufmann-boy-edgar-cees-edit.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200126T203000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20200126T223000 DTSTAMP:20200918T234157 CREATED:20200108T085641Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200118T055937Z UID:3280-1580070600-1580077800@mjc.org.au SUMMARY:Kaufman/Gratowski/De Joode (Berlin/Amsterdam) – Debut DESCRIPTION:“The dynamic range is unheard of and unique\, even within the world of (free) improvised music. These guys are grandmasters – that should be evident after all those years.“ – Herman te Loo – Jazzflits (The Netherlands) – about oblengths \nIn early 2002\, Achim Kaufmann (piano)\, Frank Gratkowski (clarinets and alto saxophone)\, and Wilbert de Joode (double bass) first got together as a trio in Amsterdam. Since then\, the three musicians have been touring and performing internationally on a regular basis\, while constantly developing\, deepening and enriching their musical rapport now documented on five CDs so far: kwast (on Konnex); unearth (on nuscope); palaë and oblengths (on Leo Records); and geäder (on gligg records). The trio’s music has been completely improvised from the outset\, created in the moment. There have never been any rehearsals prior to concerts\, premeditated structures or concepts – a fact that frequently flummoxes listeners\, critics or even fellow musicians\, as the three often manage to evoke the impression that their music could indeed be adhering to compositional presets. Kaufmann/Gratkowski/de Joode combine the transparency of early 21st century chamber music – silence\, the moving into and out of noise regions\, textural juxtapositions\, the relics of almost tonal harmony surging up then evaporating just as quickly – with the energy\, the rhythmic momentum and unpredictability of jazz and other rhythmically more aggressive musics. \nTo celebrate their ten-year anniversary as a trio in 2013\, Kaufmann/Gratkowski/de Joode invited \nRichard Barrett\, Tony Buck\, and Okkyung Lee to form the sextet SKEIN which led to a series of concerts and a release on Leo Records in 2014. An extended version of SKEIN performed at the 2016 Berlin Jazz Festival. \n\n“Although it’s an acoustic ensemble\, sounds that might ordinarily be heard as ‘electric’ figure that plasticity: There is ‘static’ generated by the bass\, buzzy rumbling\, spooky echoes\, etc. plus characteristically clanky preparations\, scraping\, and generally a wide variety of techniques for mixing overtones & resonance — including ample ‘straight’ tone. (…) There are surely few ensembles that combine this level of individual talent & broad technical creativity with so many years of developing a collective style: The musical language they’ve developed is quite versatile\, and they certainly seem to be at no loss for ideas. Might they just keep getting better?“ – Todd McComb\, medieval.org – about oblengths \n“From hot\, Dolphy-esque cascades to piano-roll pointillism\, to unresolved twelve-tone tales\, it’s improvised chamber music of the highest order.” – Clifford Allen\, Signal to Noise magazine (review of palaë) \n\nThis tour is financially supported by the Goethe Institut URL:https://mjc.org.au/gig/kaufman-gratowski-de-joode-berlin-amsterdam-debut/ LOCATION:The Jazzlab\, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)\, Brunswick\, Victoria\, 3056\, Australia CATEGORIES:Upcoming Gigs ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://mjc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Kaufmann-Karl-Lehner-scaled.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Melbourne%20Jazz%20Co-op":MAILTO:melbournejazzcooperative@gmail.com END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR