The Primitif Requests the Pleasure…
Jun
9
6:00 am06:00

The Primitif Requests the Pleasure…

  • Queensland Multicultural Centre Foyer

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. 

The John Reeves Trio (QLD) + NEQ
Jun
9
2:00 am02:00

The John Reeves Trio (QLD) + NEQ

  • Queen Street Mall Main Stage

John’s compositions reflect a colourful journey in music. From classical beginnings at The Royal College of Music, to the London Jazz scene, and since 2003 a consistent performing career in Australia. 

FREE EVENT!

Duo Ras Dashen
Jun
8
8:00 am08:00

Duo Ras Dashen

  • Brisbane Jazz Club

Ethiopian folk songs and prayers, which express the longings of the Beta Israel, Ethiopia's Jews for Jerusalem, are presented in a fresh and modern framework with blues, gospel and jazz influences. Ras Dashen's album is regarded as one of the finest and most original produced in Israel in the last decade and their music emphasizes that the musical roots of blues and jazz are in Africa.

Near East Quartet (South Korea)
Jun
8
8:00 am08:00

Near East Quartet (South Korea)

  • Queensland Multicultural Centre Auditorium

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. 

Lateo (QLD)
Jun
8
2:00 am02:00

Lateo (QLD)

  • Queen Street Mall Main Stage

Lateo is the genre defying brainchild of Brisbane based drummer/percussionist and composer Joe Marchisella, who has worked across all genre’s of music both nationally and internationally, playing live and recording with a who’s who of Australian and International music on all continents...

FREE EVENT!

Wilma Reading meets Andrew Butt Trio+
Jun
7
11:00 am11:00

Wilma Reading meets Andrew Butt Trio+

  • Queensland Multicultural Centre Auditorium

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.

Georgina Pollard
Jun
7
9:30 am09:30

Georgina Pollard

  • Brisbane Jazz Club

Georgina Pollard and her band bring a night of fun, cheekiness, jazz, funk and soul music. Georgina will sing some original compositions from her latest recording 'How To Film A Feast' mixed up with tunes to help you groove & move from Stevie Wonder, Diana Krall, Rihanna, Allen Stone and Mary Mary. Come along for some sweet music for the soul.

Paula Girvan Duo
Jun
7
8:30 am08:30

Paula Girvan Duo

  • Queensland Multicultural Centre Foyer

The Paula Girvan duo is a vibrant musical collaboration with a highly individual style and a unique angle and approach to the music. Their music explores a collection of jazz orientated tunes, stretching from the compositions of Monk, Mingus, and Ellington and beyond.

FREE EVENT!

EMO
Jun
7
2:00 am02:00

EMO

  • Queen Street Mall Main Stage

The Enthusiastic Musician’s Orchestra is a 16 piece jazz band that provides a dynamic vehicle for Brisbane musicians composers and arrangers to create new work.

FREE EVENT!

Tord Gustavsen Quartet (Norway)
Jun
6
11:00 am11:00

Tord Gustavsen Quartet (Norway)

  • Queensland Multicultural Centre Auditorium

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. 

Mark Pradella Band (QLD)
Jun
6
9:30 am09:30

Mark Pradella Band (QLD)

  • Brisbane Jazz Club

Mark Pradella Band performs a mixture of musical styles - swing, blues, funk, Latin and more. Featuring Michael Gillespie on guitar, Sam Pace on keys and vocals, Fulvio Granata on bass and Cam Brown on drums. 

Beradi, Foran, Karlen (QLD)
Jun
6
9:30 am09:30

Beradi, Foran, Karlen (QLD)

  • Queensland Multicultural Centre Auditorium

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.

Rohan Somasekaran & Helen Svoboda (QLD)
Jun
6
8:30 am08:30

Rohan Somasekaran & Helen Svoboda (QLD)

  • Queensland Multicultural Centre Foyer

Rohan Somasekaran is a hard swinging, soulful modern jazz pianist with a funky edge whose influences include Herbie Hancock, Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Kirkland, Keith Jarrett, Wynton Kelly and Oscar Peterson. Rohan leads an exciting modern jazz duo with Helen Svoboda on double bass.

FREE EVENT!

Out of Abingdon (QLD)
Jun
6
8:30 am08:30

Out of Abingdon (QLD)

  • Lambert’s Restaurant, The Point Hotel

From a passionate desire to make raw beautiful music that grooves and delights, Out of Abingdon have built a unique sound that draws from influences including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Grant Green, Bjork & Nina Simone.

FREE EVENT!

Andrew Shaw Quartet
Jun
6
7:00 am07:00

Andrew Shaw Quartet

  • Queen Street Mall Main Stage

This recently formed ensemble, led by bassist and composer Andrew Shaw, was created to perform older works by the leader, spanning the last twenty-five years, along with lesser known compositions by some of his heroes such as Charles Mingus, Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman and Thelonius Monk.

FREE EVENT!

Artur Dutkiewicz Trio (Poland)
Jun
5
10:00 am10:00

Artur Dutkiewicz Trio (Poland)

  • JMI Live

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. 

Jazz Singers Jam Night
Jun
5
9:00 am09:00

Jazz Singers Jam Night

  • Brisbane Jazz Club

Ingrid James introduces all the fun and spirit of these popular nights with many special guests including some of Brisbane's finest Jazz Vocalists.

Hiroyuki Minowa Trio (Japan)
Jun
5
2:00 am02:00

Hiroyuki Minowa Trio (Japan)

  • Queen Street Mall Main Stage

This exceptional Japanese trio lead by master bassist Hiroyuki Minowa features great jazz music new and old.

FREE EVENT!