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May 2021

Eugene Ball Quartet

Sun 16 May @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$18 – $25
photraph of james mclean, mick meagher, eugene ball and james macaulay from behind with big sky

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
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$18 – $25
Stylised light play photo of Unbroken Trio

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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James Sherlock & Ben Hanlon – CD Launch | Merinda Dias-Jayasinha & Isaac Gunnoo – Debut

Sun 30 May @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$18 – $25
arty shot of jazz musicians

Over the 2020 Melbourne lockdown Max wrote a series of exploratory trio works with the specific skill sets of drummer James McLean and bassist Joseph Franklin in mind. Joined by these musicians he will debut the series, entitled ‘Schema’.

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June 2021

Mirko Guerrini’s Horizontal Quartet – CD launch

Sun 6 June @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$18 – $25
collage showing mirko guerrini, tamara murphy, niko schauble and andrea keller

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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Keller, Wilson, Macaulay – CD launch

Sun 13 June @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$18 – $25
Tim Wilson Andrea Keller James Macaulay at the jazzlab black and white photo

This concert launches TWAK's new album, 'Outside In', featuring special guest, trombonist James Macaulay (winner of the 2017 National Jazz Brass Award).  Recorded live at The Jazzlab in 2019, the album features 7 original compositions, which are based in the jazz tradition, yet informed by contemporary ‘classical’ music, world music and the avant-garde. 

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Ball, Hanlon, Schulz – CD launch

Fri 18 June @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Christ Church, 8 Glenlyon Road
Brunswick, Vic 3056 Australia
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$18 – $25
collage tryptics of photos of eugene ball ben hanlon and anthony shulz

An unconventional trio of highly credentialed improvisers - Eugene Ball (trumpet), Ben Hanlon (double bass) and Anthony Schulz (accordion)

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

Sun 20 June @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$18 – $25
svoboda and oconnor collage

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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Paul Williamson Quintet: The What-Ifs

Sun 27 June @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street (off Brunswick Street)
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$18 – $25
black and white photo of paul williamson holding his trumpet

With this performance Williamson unveils a new project featuring the innovative and acclaimed artists Dylan Van der Schyff (drums), Helen Svoboda (double bass & vocals), Scott McConnachie (saxophones), and Miro Lauritz (vibraphone).  This performance will feature the premiere of new works from the ensemble members. 

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