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The Primitif Requests the Pleasure…

  • Queensland Multicultural Centre Foyer 102 Main St Kangaroo Point, QLD, 4169 Australia (map)

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 Primitif Requests the Pleasure…’ celebrates Queens Street’s first espresso scene, a moment when jazz was top of the pops, in an installation of modernist decoration and glamorous 60s photography accompanied by Brisbane’s best young jazz players in an all new ‘Prim’ house-band. The event will host a reunion of wonderful Queensland personalities including Peter Hackworth, her favourite musicians and artists, friends and fans and close the program of the Brisbane 

International Jazz Festival. ‘The Primitif Requests the Pleasure…’ is being produced by jazz singer Leah Cotterell and Peter’s daughter, Gian Ferrett as a homage to a great lady and her lasting influence on a great city. The event is being produced with funding from the Brisbane City Council’s Creative Sparks program. Join the new Primtif House Band and the original stars of ‘The Prim’ for coffee and retro snacks, jazz and storytelling.

Dress code: ‘Mad Men on the Brisbane River’


Price $20

Earlier Event: June 9
The John Reeves Trio (QLD) + NEQ