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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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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’.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »