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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.