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Roddy & The Fellas (Zurich/Melbourne) – 21st birthday tourThe Jazzlab 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street), Brunswick, Victoria
For the first time since the pandemic, “The Fellas” (led by bassist Rodrigo Aravena, on a brief visit from Zurich) will get together and play their unique brand of jazzy, funky “Latino” grooves. A band to dance to or simply to sit back and enjoy, the Fellas do a little bit of everything, but with heavy emphasis on groove and improvisation.
Fran Swinn QuintentThe Jazzlab 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street), Brunswick, Victoria
Featuring wordless vocals, a folk sensibility and generous collective ensemble interplay, this group will be playing all original music from Swinn’s recent release Old Idea/New Idea (on Lionshare Records), which was launched at the Wangaratta Festival.
The Holly Moore Quartet – debutThe Jazzlab 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street), Brunswick, Victoria
Playing original compositions, inspired by love, loss and displacement. This ensemble melds styles with a sense of lyricism and confidence, which provokes both a feeling of reminiscence and a sense of newness for the listener.
Nick Haywood Quintet – debutThe Jazzlab 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street), Brunswick, Victoria
This iteration of the Nick Haywood Quintet features an impressive group of improvisers, all exceptional players of their respective generations, with Eugene Ball (trumpet), Holly Moore (alto saxophone), James Macaulay (trombone) and Lewis Pierre-Humbert (drums) alongside bassist Nick Haywood
Bektet – debut/CD LaunchThe Jazzlab 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street), Brunswick, Victoria
BEKTET is the brainchild of Melbourne-based saxophonist and composer Jared Becker. The ensemble traverses the energetic and dynamic music of modern jazz, whilst drawing heavily upon the spiritual music of modal improvisation in the release of their debut full-length album, Kinship.
Jex Saarelaht Quartet feat. Stephen Grant, Philip Rex & Niko SchäubleThe Jazzlab 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street), Brunswick, Victoria
Eclectic multi-instrumentalist Steve Grant is celebrated for his fluency in a wide variety of musical genres, on an wide range of instruments.