The Sex Shop Lights
May
30
8:00 pm20:00

The Sex Shop Lights

  • The End Bar

The Sex Shop Lights featuring Peta Wilson (keys), Stu Barry (double bass), Jacob Mann (drums)

Free Event!

Ari Hoenig (USA, Israel)
May
30
8:00 pm20:00

Ari Hoenig (USA, Israel)

  • JMI Live!

"He's got Rhythm of every variety" " trickles of rhythm seeping into all the cracks and at regular intervals he changes the rhythm, pouring it out or stoppering it, turning its emphasis around, subdividing or refocusing it and making it follow the melody."
--Ben Ratliff New York Times

Kenny Barron Trio (USA)
May
31
7:30 pm19:30

Kenny Barron Trio (USA)

  • Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, Southbank

An undisputed master of jazz piano, Kenny Barron is unrivalled in his ability to mesmerise audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and dynamic, Latin-infused rhythms.

Double Bill: Peedu Kass Momentum & The Toby Wren Trio
Jun
1
7:30 pm19:30

Double Bill: Peedu Kass Momentum & The Toby Wren Trio

  • Queensland Multicultural Centre

Peedu Kass Momentum is a piano trio led by the Estonian bassist Peedu Kass. The style of this ensemble is contemporary piano trio music, with adventurous rhythms, a clear sound and a dashing stage performance. Peedu is a sought-after sideman and a prolific musician in the European jazz scene.

The Toby Wren Trio returns after an extended break with their most exciting and compelling release to date, Black Mountain.

Emie R Roussel Trio (Canada)
Jun
1
8:00 pm20:00

Emie R Roussel Trio (Canada)

  • JMI Live

With Emie R Roussel on piano (Révélation Radio-Canada Jazz 2014-2015), Nicolas Bédard on bass and Dominic Cloutier on drums, the trio delivers creative and captivating jazz with passion and undeniable chemistry.

JO DAVIE QUARTET
Jun
2
5:30 pm17:30

JO DAVIE QUARTET

  • Melbourne Street Green

Jo Davie is a versatile vocalist, songwriter and teacher with a diverse repertoire traversing the realms of jazz standards, through to traditional gypsy music and contemporary popular styles.

Free Event!

Tigran Hamasyan (Armenia)
Jun
2
7:30 pm19:30

Tigran Hamasyan (Armenia)

  • Queensland Multicultural Centre

Tigran Hamasyan one of the most remarkable pianists of his generation. With virtuosic skill he weaves a startling mix of jazz, rock, minimalist and electronic elements with the rich folkloric music of his native Armenia, strengthened by powerful improvisations fused with heavy grooves.

Kavita Shah Quartet (USA & QLD)
Jun
3
7:30 pm19:30

Kavita Shah Quartet (USA & QLD)

  • Queensland Multicultural Centre

A “breathtakingly beautiful” new voice in contemporary music (Downbeat Magazine), vocalist/composer Kavita Shah has been praised by NPR for her “amazing dexterity for musical languages.” A native New Yorker of Indian origin fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French, Shah incorporates in-depth knowledge of diverse cultural traditions into her jazz-based repertoire, placing eclectic songs, instruments, and artists in dialogue with one another.

Andrew Butt Trio + (Album Launch Blueberry Ash) & The Aaron Jansz Trio
Jun
4
4:00 pm16:00

Andrew Butt Trio + (Album Launch Blueberry Ash) & The Aaron Jansz Trio

  • Marist College Ashgrove | Draney Theatre via Glen Lyon Drive entrance, Ashgrove

Andrew Butt Trio + will perform works from their 2017 release Blueberry Ash. The Queensland Music Award nominated album is comprised of themes inspired by Brisbane and its surrounds featuring prominent members of Queensland’s jazz community.

Pascal Schumacher (Luxembourg) + Berardi/Foran/Karlen (QLD)
Jun
4
7:30 pm19:30

Pascal Schumacher (Luxembourg) + Berardi/Foran/Karlen (QLD)

  • Queensland Multicultural Centre

In a brand-new collaboration, award-winning trio Kristin Berardi (voice), SeanForan (piano) and Rafael Karlen (saxophone) present a suite of new music with guest artist Pascal Schumacher. Occupying a place between European folk, modern jazz and 21st Century classical, this intensely intimate performance will combine Berardi's sublime melodic improvising, Foran's harmonic sensitivity, Karlen's rhythmic inventiveness and Schumacher’s flamboyant panache to explore new sonic territory.


Wild Silk Strings Project (QLD)
May
27
7:30 pm19:30

Wild Silk Strings Project (QLD)

  • Queensland Multicultural Centre

Ingrid James and Louise Denson’s Wild Silk Strings Project is a 9-piece ensemble that explores the intersection between the worlds of jazz and classical music. They present a rich repertoire including originals, lesser-known standards from the jazz and Brazilian songbooks, and unique arrangements of classic songs from the ‘70s.

Double Bill featuring Denson/Baartz Quartet & the Steve Newcomb Orchestra
May
26
7:30 pm19:30

Double Bill featuring Denson/Baartz Quartet & the Steve Newcomb Orchestra

  • Queensland Multicultural Centre

Denson/Baartz Quartet features the superb line-up of three acclaimed Australia jazz women alto saxophonist Martha Baartz, pianist Louise Denson and double bassist Helen Russell. Together with maestro drummer Paul Hudson this inspiring quartet features beautifully crafted new works by Baartz and Canadian born Denson covering a diverse range of styles from tango, bolero and ballads, to fast swing and samba.