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Daniel Gassin Quintet (Paris/Brisbane/Melbourne)
Sun 12th January @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm$15 – $20
After achieving third-place in the 2013 National Jazz Piano Award and being a semi-finalist at the Bosendorfer Jazz Solo Piano Competition at the 2007 Montreux Jazz Festival, Australian/French pianist and composer Daniel Gassin is on a brief annual visit from Paris, where he has been based for the last seven years.
He has performed with many leading French jazz musicians, as well as visiting U.S. artists Dave Liebman, George Garzone, John Riley and Bob Sheppard. Berlin-based guitarist Carl Morgan (winner of the 2014 National Jazz Guitar Award).
For this concert he will be presenting two different sets of mainly original material – the first in a trio setting, with Sam Anning (acoustic bass) and Aaron McCoullough (drums), and the second featuring new material from the recently-recorded EP by his new “Crossover Band” with the addition of Craig Fermanis (guitar) and special guest Kristin Berardi (vocals), winner of the National Jazz Award for voice in 2012 and the Montreux Jazz Festival’s Vocal Competition in 2006.