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Brisbane International Jazz Festival 2015

Brisbane International Jazz Festival 2015

| On 06, Jun 2015

Looking for something to do this long weekend? The Brisbane International Jazz Festival is on and we have the programme for you to check out.


Saturday June 6th, 2015

Enthusiastic Musician’s Orchestra
Queen Street Mall Main Stage, 12pm
The Enthusiastic Musician’s Orchestra is a 16 piece jazz band that provides a dynamic vehicle for Brisbane musicians composers and arrangers to create new work.

Queensland Multicultural Centre Auditorium, 2pm
New York based Australian saxophonist and composer Angela Davis is a fresh new voice in jazz today. New York based Australian saxophonist Her second album Lady Luck featuring an exquisite set of music originals and standards from the jazz repertoire arranged by Steve Newcomb.

Queensland Multicultural Centre Foyer, 4pm
All jazz musicians, students and enthusiasts are welcome to attend this free jazz media session.

Paula Girvan Duo
Queensland Multicultural Centre Foyer, 6.30pm
The Paula Girvan duo is a vibrant musical collaboration with a highly individual style and a unique angle and approach to the music. Their music explores a collection of jazz orientated tunes, stretching from the compositions of Monk, Mingus, and Ellington and beyond.

Georgina Pollard 
Brisbane Jazz Club, 7.30pm
Georgina Pollard and her band bring a night of fun, cheekiness, jazz, funk and soul music. Georgina will sing some original compositions from her latest recording ‘How To Film A Feast’ mixed up with tunes to help you groove & move from Stevie Wonder, Diana Krall, Rihanna, Allen Stone and Mary Mary. Come along for some sweet music for the soul.

Wilma Reading Meets Andrew Butt Trio+
Queensland Multicultural Centre Auditorium, 9pm
International singing star Wilma Reading returns to the International stage with the Andrew Butt Trio + for a night of formidable jazz prepared especially for the 2015 Brisbane International Jazz Festival.

Sunday June 7th, 2015

Lateo (QLD)
Queen Street Mall Main Stage, 12pm
Lateo is the genre defying brainchild of Brisbane based drummer/percussionist and composer Joe Marchisella, who has worked across all genre’s of music both nationally and internationally, playing live and recording with a who’s who of Australian and International music on all continents.

Duo Ras Dashen
Brisbane Jazz Club, 6pm
Ethiopian folk songs and prayers, which express the longings of the Beta Israel, Ethiopia’s Jews for Jerusalem, are presented in a fresh and modern framework with blues, gospel and jazz influences. Ras Dashen’s album is regarded as one of the finest and most original produced in Israel in the last decade and their music emphasizes that the musical roots of blues and jazz are in Africa.

Near East Quartet (South Korea) 
Queensland Multicultural Centre Auditorium, 6pm
The NEQ (Near East Quartet) is a music group founded in 2010. This group consists of saxophonist Sungjae Son, guitarist Suwuk Chung, drummer Jungyoung Song and traditional vocal Yulhee Kim, 4 musicians in Korean traditional music and contemporary jazz scenes who had been looking for a way of cross-genre collaboration over years.

The Enthusiastic Musician’s Orchestra with Sax legend Dale Barlow (QLD & NSW)
Queensland Multicultural Centre Auditorium, 8pm
The Enthusiastic Musician’s Orchestra is a swinging modern 16 piece band that has the bluster and bombast of a classic big band plus the subtlety and refinement of a modern jazz orchestra.

Monday, June 8th, 2015

The John Reeves Trio (QLD) + NEQ
Queen Street Mall Main Stage, 12pm
John’s compositions reflect a colourful journey in music. From classical beginnings at The Royal College of Music, to the London Jazz scene, and since 2003 a consistent performing career in Australia.

The Primitif Requests The Pleasure
Queensland Multicultural Centre Foyer, 4pm
Queensland Multicultural Centre Foyer
Celebrating the birth of Brisbane Cool. In 1957 Peter Hackworth opened the ‘Primitif’. With hot jazz, modern art, sultry singers, young men in sweaters, and something wicked in the coffee, the ‘Primitif’ was the home of Brisbane Cool.

The Details

Who: Brisbane International Jazz Festival 2015

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