3rd—8th June 2015
Brisbane welcomes one of Poland’s leading jazz pianists Artur Dutkiewicz and his collaborators Michal Barański (bass) and Grzegorz Grzyb (drums) for their first visit to our shores to perform an intimate concert at JMI Live.
Kristin Berardi, Sean Foran and Rafael Karlen are all strongly creative musicians, known for their clear personal aesthetic and artistic voice. Highly awarded nationally and internationally as composers and performers, their combined experience is formidable.
Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen has been at the forefront of Scandinavian jazz for more than a decade. He creates reflective, evocative music blending sounds from his Norwegian heritage with hints of cool jazz, blues and gospel themes.
Renowned double bassist Hiroyuki Minowa has carved a significant jazz career as bandleader, recording artist, educator and as sideman to international artists including James Moody, Diane Schuur, Roland Hanna, Bucky Pizzarelli and Lee Konitz.
International singing star Wilma Reading returns to the International stage with the Andrew Butt Trio + for a night of formidable jazz prepared especially for the 2015 Brisbane International Jazz Festival.
The NEQ (Near East Quartet) is a music group founded in 2010. This group consists of saxophonist Sungjae Son, guitarist Suwuk Chung, drummer Jungyoung Song and traditional vocal Yulhee Kim, 4 musicians in Korean traditional music and contemporary jazz scenes who had been looking for a way of cross-genre collaboration over years.
The Enthusiastic Musician’s Orchestra is a swinging modern 16 piece band that has the bluster and bombast of a classic big band plus the subtlety and refinement of a modern jazz orchestra.
Celebrating the birth of Brisbane Cool. In 1957 Peter Hackworth opened the ‘Primitif’. With hot jazz, modern art, sultry singers, young men in sweaters, and something wicked in the coffee, the ‘Primitif’ was the home of Brisbane Cool.