MWIJF Quintet (Melbourne & Sydney) and Parmis Rose and The Beauty School Dropouts (Brisbane)
Jun
12
9:30 am09:30

MWIJF Quintet (Melbourne & Sydney) and Parmis Rose and The Beauty School Dropouts (Brisbane)

  • QLD Multiculture Centre Auditorium

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. 

Women in Jazz Panel
Jun
12
7:30 am07:30

Women in Jazz Panel

“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.

FREE!

Young Women's Jazz Workshop
Jun
12
5:30 am05:30

Young Women's Jazz Workshop

  • QLD Multicultural Centre Auditorium

The Brisbane International Jazz Festival seeks to foster opportunities for more female instrumentalists to experience the joy of playing jazz.

Wil Sargisson Trio
Jun
11
10:00 am10:00

Wil Sargisson Trio

  • JMI Live

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 + Matt Smith (Sydney) & Trichotomy (Brisbane) - Double Bill
Jun
11
9:30 am09:30

The Vampires + Matt Smith (Sydney) & Trichotomy (Brisbane) - Double Bill

  • QLD Multicultural Centre Auditorium

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.

Catherine Lambert
Jun
11
9:00 am09:00

Catherine Lambert

  • Brisbane Jazz Club

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
Jun
11
7:30 am07:30

Tristan Rogers

  • Queensland Performing Arts Centre Green

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.

Mysterioso Quintet
Jun
11
7:00 am07:00

Mysterioso Quintet

  • Queen Street Mall, Main Stage, Brisbane CBD

Queen Street Mall, Main Stage, Brisbane CBD

5:00pm – 7:30pm

FREE!

Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life (New York)
Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life (New York)

  • QLD Multicultural Centre Auditorium

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.

Braben Jenner Hot 5 (Brisbane)
Jun
10
9:30 am09:30

Braben Jenner Hot 5 (Brisbane)

  • Brisbane Jazz Club

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. 

Mal Wood’s Bowery Hot 5 (Brisbane)
Jun
9
11:00 am11:00

Mal Wood’s Bowery Hot 5 (Brisbane)

  • The Bowery

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 & Barbod Valadi Ensemble (Brisbane) - Double Bill
Jun
9
9:30 am09:30

Aathmika & Barbod Valadi Ensemble (Brisbane) - Double Bill

  • QLD Multicultural Centre Auditorium

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 & Charlotte McLean (Brisbane) - Double Bill
Jun
8
10:00 am10:00

Kayleigh Pincott & Charlotte McLean (Brisbane) - Double Bill

  • JMI Live

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. 

Quentin Angus (New York & Melbourne)
Jun
7
10:00 am10:00

Quentin Angus (New York & Melbourne)

  • JMI Live

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 & Angela Fabian Band (Brisbane) - Double Bill
Jun
6
8:00 am08:00

Estampa & Angela Fabian Band (Brisbane) - Double Bill

  • Brisbane Jazz Club

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 (Ethiopia) with Black Jesus Experience (Melbourne)
Jun
5
10:00 am10:00

Mulatu Astatke (Ethiopia) with Black Jesus Experience (Melbourne)

  • QLD Multicultural Centre Auditorium

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. 

Red Bop (Brisbane)
Jun
4
10:00 am10:00

Red Bop (Brisbane)

  • JMI Live

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 (Melbourne) & Jackal (Brisbane) - Double Bill
Jun
4
9:30 am09:30

Blow (Melbourne) & Jackal (Brisbane) - Double Bill

  • Queensland Multicultural Centre Auditorium

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. 

The View From Madeleine’s Couch
Jun
4
8:00 am08:00

The View From Madeleine’s Couch

  • Queen Street Mall Main Stage

The View From Madeleine’s Couch remain one of Australia’s finest world|fusion ensembles, their energy and passion for Brazilian music undiminished.

Sophie Min Trio
Jun
4
7:00 am07:00

Sophie Min Trio

  • Queen Street Mall, Main Stage, Brisbane CBD

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.

Rhythm Society Dance Orchestra
Jun
3
10:00 am10:00

Rhythm Society Dance Orchestra

  • JMI Live

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”.