Wil Sargisson Trio – 28/03/24
Jazz Music Insititute
by Kimberley Hanson
6d ago
ABOUT WIL SARGISSONEx-pat Kiwi pianist Wil Sargisson returns to JMI alongside his jazz amigos Elliott and Mitch. Having been inspired by recent sojourns through the Pacific and a French boogie woogie piano festival appearance, Wil reunites with his trio to dust off some swinging arrangements of blues-infused jazz numbers. The music of Oscar Peterson may feature heavily, along with the Ray Brown Trio, and some other mid-century gems. Elliott Parker and Mitch Bellert have risen through the ranks to establish themselves as first-call players on the Brisbane jazz scene, and are quic ..read more
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Chelle – 07/03/24
Jazz Music Insititute
by Kimberley Hanson
1w ago
Chelle is a creative and curious vocalist who has composed, studied and performed in the heart of Meanjin for the past twelve years. Her natural flair captures a live audience and tells stories of endurance, pride, grief and love. Drawing from various stylistic inspirations, she creates a sound that is both distinctly her own and dripping with an unmistakable embrace of soul. On this night she will be accompanied by Jordy Stitt (piano), Alex Askew (double bass) and Katie Randall (drums). Event DetailsThursday 7th March 2024 10 Exhibition St, Bowen Hills Doors from 7:30PM Music starts on t ..read more
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Guitar Workshop (all levels) with Joshua Breakstone – 09/02/24
Jazz Music Insititute
by Kimberley Hanson
1w ago
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: How to develop your own unique voice in jazz. How to play new ideas in your soloing. The art of listening. The role of the guitar as a chord playing  instrument within a group (comping). The connection between the dynamics of the voice and the dynamics of musical expression and why an understanding of such enables us to find our own voices and our own personal means of expression. Everyone who would like to can play! ABOUT JOSHUA BREAKSTONE Joshua Breakstone has 24 recordings out as a leader with such greats as Kenny Barron, Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Ad ..read more
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Ben Bruni (SYD) Quartet – 15/02/24
Jazz Music Insititute
by Nick Quigley
1w ago
Intrigued by jazz from an early age, Ben Bruni embarked on a musical journey after receiving a Miles Davis CD as a gift. Captivated by Davis’ unique trumpet sound, his passion for jazz ignited. Influenced by a rich tapestry of trumpeters, including Freddie Hubbard, Clifford Brown, Roy Hargrove, Chet Baker, and many more, Ben’s musical journey has been a vibrant exploration of diverse styles. Studying at the James Morrison Academy of Music, Ben had the privilege of touring states like New York and D.C., performing at iconic venues such as Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Collab ..read more
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Transients – Wilson / Anning / Keller – (22/02/24)
Jazz Music Insititute
by Kimberley Hanson
1w ago
ABOUT TRANSIENTS + ANDREA KELLER: “Remember the name Andrea Keller.” – Keith Black, 4.5 stars, Winnipeg Free Press “She is a creative force in perpetual motion” – JazzLocal32.com In honour of the great Allan Browne’s musical philosophy and collaborative spirit, Transients, born from the brilliance of Andrea Keller in 2016, are ever-evolving trios. For this concert, Join Andrea Keller on piano, Julien Wilson on saxophone, and Sam Anning on double bass in an enchanting night of original compositions. The metamorphic project showcases an extensive pool of creatives, from exciting new vo ..read more
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JMI Faculty Gig – 29/02/24
Jazz Music Insititute
by Brett Worth
1w ago
A new year is well and truly here, and a new semester is about to begin. What better way to welcome in the new 2024 cohort than with a performance from our finest educators?! This bi-annual event is a special one, so make sure you come on down to see our stellar faculty perform some of the JMI repertoire and other favourites. Band: Paula Girvan – piano Charlotte Mclean – voice Graeme Norris – saxophone Josh Hatcher – saxophone Rebecca Scolnik – saxophone Dr Rob McWilliams – trumpet Mikael Strand – trombone Ben Hauptmann – guitar Nick Quigley – bass Dave Sanders – drums Event Details Thurs ..read more
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Melody Graves and the Hokum Redemption – 21/03/24
Jazz Music Insititute
by Nick Quigley
1w ago
Since forming in 2018, Melody Graves and the Hokum Redemption has been serving up their own style of hot jazz, swing and prohibition blues renowned for their energetic live shows and soulful performances. With a love for music steeped in the archives of juke joints, dance halls and old New Orleans, the band is headed up by jazz vocalist and washboard player Paula Hackney (a.k.a. Melody Graves). The bonus of Melody Graves and the Hokum Redemption is you get not one, but two lead vocalists with Paula joined by the warm velvety tones of fellow vocalist Dennis Duigan. This six-piece band also feat ..read more
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Eden Armstrong Piano Trio (Vol 2)- 01/02/24
Jazz Music Insititute
by Kimberley Hanson
3w ago
The second iteration of the Eden Armstrong Trio! Eden Armstrong is a jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader who is fast becoming a leading voice in the Brisbane jazz scene. He has had the privilege of learning from and performing with esteemed local and international musicians from Brisbane, Sydney, New York, UK, and many others. Eden and his trio will celebrate their favourite piano trios, including some of his preeminent influences such as; Barry Harris, Cedar Walton, Bill Evans, Brad Mehldau, and Bud Powell. The trio has been working together now for 5 years, and have culminated a fresh app ..read more
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Joshua Breakstone Trio (NYC) – 08/02/24
Jazz Music Insititute
by Kimberley Hanson
3w ago
Joshua Breakstone has 24 recordings out as a leader with such greats as Kenny Barron, Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Adams, Jimmy Knepper, Jack McDuff, Mickey Roker, Al Harewood, etc. Joshua is also the author of “Jazz Etudes: Studies For The Beginning Improviser” (Hal Leonard Publishing), a standard text at colleges and universities worldwide. He has both performed and presented workshops throughout the world. “Sittin’ on the Thing with Ming”, recorded 30 years ago, is just about to be re-released. Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s, the group members are: Kenny Barron (piano), Ray Drum ..read more
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Singers Workshop (all levels) with Joshua Breakstone – 09/02/24
Jazz Music Insititute
by Kimberley Hanson
3w ago
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: We’ll discuss what it means to be a jazz singer and why singing jazz is so different from singing most other kinds of music. We’ll listen to examples of jazz vocalists singing in their own ways and at their best. We’ll discuss how to both listen and react in a musical environment, the concept of developing ideas in communication with the audience as well as within the group. Anyone who would like to will have a chance to sing at least one song. We will also do some simple vocal exercises together which will, hopefully, give you ideas of directions to take in your own practi ..read more
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