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Beautiful, mysterious, ritualistic and powerful music with emotional melodies and a complex, absorbing rhythmic spiritualism. Joining Hale are a group of close friends, all rhythmic masters and exciting improvisors: James McLean (drumset), Leigh Fisher (electronic drums), Theo Carbo (guitar) and in a special appearance from Sydney, saxophonist/percussionist Sam Gill.
Young Sydney guitarist/composer Hilary Geddes is the 2019 recipient of the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award to assist the career of a young woman jazz instrumentalist. This Award is enabling this tour, and will facilitate her debut album of all-originals.
This special performance is the official launch of Stoneflower's second album, co-presented by the Melbourne Jazz Co-Operative and the Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival.
Melbourne pianist Nat Bartsch composes ethereal, gentle music that explores the space between jazz and classical genres. In 2017 Nat became a mother and launched her ‘Lullaby Project’, inspired by Max Richter’s Sleep and the children’s genre-crossing of the Teeny Tiny Stevies. Influenced by music therapy research and her son’s stages of development, Nat composed a series of pieces designed to encourage babies to sleep. Equally importantly, the music is intended to be soothing for adults—for if the whole family…
American tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Dave Wilson debuts for the MJC, joined by Eugene Ball (trumpet), Geoff Hughes (guitar), Tamara Murphy (bass) and Miles Henry (drums). Based in New Zealand since 2016, Dave built his career in Los Angeles in jazz, world music, and commercial music.
For this performance Dasika will be collaborating with fellow Banff Centre alumni Flora Carbo (alto sax) and Adelaide drummer Kyrie Anderson, joined by Sam Anning (bass) to explore the legacy of the chordless quartet in Australia and abroad. They will perform originals by Dasika and Carbo, as well as some material by the late David Ades and Scott Tinkler.
The Melbourne Jazz Co-Op
The Melbourne Jazz Co-operative is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting original live jazz performance by established and emerging artists in Melbourne.
Since 1983 our objectives have been to increase the exposure of contemporary jazz performance by making it accessible to audiences, and to provide award waged performance opportunities for emerging and established artists. Read more about how we are funded.
Awards season for jazz with the Freedman Fellowship, Jazz Bell Awards and APRA/AMCOS Professional Development Awards, along with upcoming MJC concerts and a link to Adam Simmons Creative State 2020+
Like many patrons, I knew that Roscoe Mitchell would ensure some 'heavy' music, but I was a little unsure as to how...
The recent announcement by the Australia Council of the results of their process of Expression of Interest for Four...
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