Don’t miss Brisbane’s best jazz bands performing in one place covering a range of styles from dixie to bebop.
MWIJF Quintet is an annual presentation at The Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival (MWIJF) a not for profit association established in 1997 to foster opportunities for female jazz and improvised music performers, composers, arrangers, bandleaders and instrumentalists.
Parmis Rose is a pianist, composer and arranger who spent her formative years playing Madonna, Michael Jackson and various 70s/80s Television Themes on her Techniques Electric Piano.
“Sadly, women are still very under-represented in jazz – professionally and in tertiary courses…” – Sandy Evans, OAM (musician/composer)
Four female professional jazz players, composers and educators discuss possibilities why this is and share their experiences in the jazz scene.
The Brisbane International Jazz Festival seeks to foster opportunities for more female instrumentalists to experience the joy of playing jazz.
A professional pianist since the age of 13, Wil is recognised as one of the finest players to emerge from the New Zealand music scene in some time.
The Vampires are renowned for their blend of soulful jazz, old-school reggae, exotic Balkan melodies and all-out funk-laden Afrobeat. Combined with risk-taking improvisation, sophisticated compositions and an uncanny sense of dialogue and emotion between the sax/trumpet front line, the band defies these genres and have wrought a style of their own.
Trichotomy have become a leading figure in contemporary jazz in Australia. This trio has carved out a reputation nationally and internationally as a unit with a distinct approach to music making, blending dense rhythmic interaction with an assured melodic clarity.
Internationally acclaimed vocalist Catherine Lambert is a master of crooning the sultry jazz ballad. She performs unique renditions of jazz classics and original songs delivered with dynamic energy and lavish charisma.
Tristan Rogers found his love for the trumpet at age seven and has since had the pleasure of performing on the national and international stage. Initially determined to learn the trombone, his lack of arm length forced him to take up the next shiniest instrument.
Queen Street Mall, Main Stage, Brisbane CBD
5:00pm – 7:30pm
Multi reedist/beatmaker and DownBeat Critic’s Poll winner Marcus Strickland has steadily proven to be an essential part of the jazz continuum since he stepped on the scene in the early 2000s.
The freshly minted Braben-Jenner Hot Five, the latest musical collaboration between Andy Jenner (reeds) and John Braben (trumpet), plays the music of early 20th century America.
JMI Live, 10 Exhibition Street, Bowen Hills
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Workshop: Marcus Strickland
9 Jun 2016, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Opera Space, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
Shannon Marshall is one of Brisbane city’s coolest and captivating musicians and is renown throughout the east coast’s jazz and funk communities as the trumpet player of choice and an engaging vocalist who’s full of soul.
The Mal Wood’s Bowery Hot 5 features a superb line-up of Brisbane finest jazz musicians presenting fresh renditions of the great jazz standards full of humour and soul.
AATHMIKA features the talents of three exceptional Brisbane artists who combine their vast musical knowledge by fusing elements of jazz, classical and Indian influences to create a union of soulful holistic sounds.
BARBOD VALADI ENSEMBLE explores Iranian Classical music in the world of Jazz. Featuring a stellar cast of Iranian and Australian artists the ensemble weaves the delicacy and mysticism of Persian musical traditions with the experimentation and sophisticated sounds of Jazz.
Kayleigh Pincott is a vocalist, arranger and composer currently in her fourth year of study at the Queensland Conservatorium. Having spent the last few years under the guidance of teachers Dr Irene Bartlett and Kristin Berardi, Kayleigh has been able to hone her vocal technique and artistry on jazz and contemporary repertoire.
In a new, world premiere trio format, multi-award winning NYC based guitarist Quentin Angus presents his "Fresh, sophisticated, creative and intelligent compositions" All About Jazz (Edward Blanco). Joining him is the NYC based rhythm magician Ari Hoenig, along with 2015 Wangaratta National Jazz Award winner Sam Anning.
Estampa is a trio of diverse musicians delivering energetic, internationally-inspired performances. Rooted in the traditions of French jazz and Brazilian Bossa Novas,
Angela Fabian has a voice and stage persona that captivates her audience generating a spark that ignites both young and old.
Mulatu Astatke is the Father of Ethiopian Jazz and the first African to graduate from the Berklee College of Music. A household name in his native country this legendary musician, composer and arranger blends traditional Ethiopian music, modern jazz, Latin rhythms and Afro funk to create distinctive work that has been sampled by the likes of Kanye West, Nas and Damien Marley.
Groove & Grape
Studio 188, 188 Brisbane Street, Ipswich
Presented in partnership with Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University
Featuring innovative and swinging arrangements of standard jazz repertoire RedBop is a dynamic quartet with a strong emphasis on the jazz tradition, band sound and interaction.
BLOW features a stellar cast of legendary Australian jazz artists whose artistic vision is limitless and ever evolving.
Jackal are poised to hit the Brisbane International Jazz Festival with progressive electric jazz compositions and a cohesive trio dynamic following completion of their successful Australian tour.
QLD Multicultural Centre Foyer
6:30pm – 7:15pm
The View From Madeleine’s Couch remain one of Australia’s finest world|fusion ensembles, their energy and passion for Brazilian music undiminished.
JMI Live, 10 Exhibition Street Bowen Hills
6:00pm - 7:30pm
5:30pm - to 7:30pm
Presented by QPAC
Jazz pianist, Sophie Min composes, educates, performs and teaches and is currently studying for her Masters degree under Steve Newcomb, Zac Hurren and Ken Stubbs. She enjoys playing her originals and arrangments featuring her own contemporary jazz approach and unique colours with varied small ensembles.
A 10-piece dance orchestra performing vintage charts and arrangements from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, RSDO accurately recreates classic recordings and dance music from the “Jazz Age”.