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.
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.
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 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...
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.
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.
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.
All jazz musicians, students and enthusiasts are welcome to attend this free jazz media session.
New York based Australian saxophonist and composer Angela Davis is a fresh new voice in jazz today. New York based Australian saxophonist Her second album Lady Luck featuring an exquisite set of music originals and standards from the jazz repertoire arranged by Steve Newcomb
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 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.
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.