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Eugene Ball Quartet

Sun 16 May @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Eugene Ball 4tet debut album, Hi(gh) Curious was described by John Clare as “one of the most startling jazz records”. With trombonist James Macaulay (winner of the National Jazz Award 2017) now based in Tokyo, this is a unique opportunity to hear this ensemble during this visit to Melbourne.

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Unbroken Trio – debut/CD launch + Joe O’Connor (solo)

Sun 23 May @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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.

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Mirko Guerrini’s Horizontal Quartet – CD launch

Sun 6 June @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mirko Guerrini’s Horizontal Quartet premiered for the MJC in 2018 and brings together four bandleaders and composers, with saxophonist Guerrini joined by pianist Andrea Keller, double bassist Tamara Murphy, and drummer Niko Schauble.

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Svoboda/O’Connor/Green (Brisbane/Melbourne) CD launch

Sun 20 June @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This expansive ensemble's flow is underpinned by simmering counterpoint and a compositional sensibility - Svoboda/O'Connor/Green patrol the quiet underbelly of free jazz. Their album will be released through 577 records, a Brooklyn label.

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