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Tyler Cooney Quartet (Brisbane/Melb) + Stella Anning’s ‘Stat’ – EP Launch
Sun 28 August, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm$15 – $28
This double bill features the Melbourne debut of Brisbane guitarist and composer Tyler Cooney. As well as leading and co-leading his own projects Monsterra, Headland, and as a solo jazz artist, he performs as a sideman in a number of other genre diverse ensembles including Kerbside Collection and Dezzie D And The Stingrayz. Tyler is touring to launch his latest album, Modern Ideal, a trio album of originals that features drummer Tim Firth and double bassist Nick Quigley. For this opening set he is joined by Sam Anning (double bass) and Danny Fischer (drums), plus guest Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone). Guitarist
Stella Anning first performed for the MJC in 2008, as the Stella Skinner Quartet (which released a CD around that time). After a break (including 5 years based interstate), her Trio (STAT) is a quite different group. A hypnotising guitar, bass and drum trio, they have been working on their eclectic jazz/blues grooves since pre-pandemic and are delighted to reveal this chapter of Anning’s contemplative compositions inspired by all things guitar. Featuring electric bassist Claire Cross and drummer Joshua Barber, they are releasing their first single ‘Miss Doug’, and performing tunes from their upcoming debut EP, STAT, which will take you on a journey through jazzy contemporary instrumental music.