MAY 26 — JUNE 4
KENNY BARRON TRIO (USA)
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.
TIGRAN HAMASYAN (Armenia)
Brisbane International Jazz Festival proudly presents pianist and composer 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.
PEEDU KASS MOMENTUM (Estonia)
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.
PASCAL SCHUMACHER (Belgium) + BERARDI/FORAN/KARLEN (QLD)
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.