Special Events

Andrea Keller Quartet with Strings – ‘Place’

                  ‘Place’ was commissioned by the Four Winds Festival through a generous donation from the Keir Foundation. The 60-minute work in seven parts draws inspiration from the area surrounding Bermagui NSW, and explores notions of belonging and identity. Combining electronics, improvisation, preparations and acoustic instruments, this is one of […]

Andrea Keller Quartet with Strings - 'Place'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Place’ was commissioned by the Four Winds Festival through a generous donation from the Keir Foundation. The 60-minute work in seven parts draws inspiration from the area surrounding Bermagui NSW, and explores notions of belonging and identity. Combining electronics, improvisation, preparations and acoustic instruments, this is one of Keller’s most ambitious projects to date.

From Nature’s Fabric

Guluga I & II

Drying Up

Black Swan

Wondrous Extravagance

Wave Rider

Belonging

Australian pianist and composer Andrea Keller is a leading figure on the Australian jazz scene. She has released many albums leading her own groups, winning three ARIA Awards for Best Jazz Album (2008, 2003 & 2002) and two Bell Awards for Best Australian Contemporary Jazz Album (2008 & 2003). She has been finalist in many competitions and was awarded the Freedman Foundation Jazz Fellowship in 2001 and an Australia Council Fellowship in 2010. “One of this country’s most daring and fascinating composers, she produces work that bristles with surprises, a powerful blend of European lyricism with space and improvisation.” Review of ‘Angels and Rascals’ by Leon Gettler, The AGE

Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival Opening Night

Friday April 29th The Melbourne Recital Centre Salon 7.30pm

$30/24 + bf online and at the door

Eugene Ball – trumpet

Ian Whitehurst – tenor saxophone

Andrea Keller – piano

Niko Schauble – drums & electronics

Richard Keuneman – violin

Marianne Rothschild – violin

Ceridwen Davies – viola

Naomi Wileman – cello

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Band of Five Names (Syd)

The MJFF is delighted to present one of Australia’s most innovative improvising ensembles. Sydney’s Simon Barker, Carl Dewhurst, Matt McMahon and Phil Slater have been recording and performing as Band of Five Names for over 10 years. The band has released four recordings, the most recent being Empty Gardens from 2006. The band has recorded […]

Band of Five Names (Syd)

The MJFF is delighted to present one of Australia’s most innovative improvising ensembles. Sydney’s Simon Barker, Carl Dewhurst, Matt McMahon and Phil Slater have been recording and performing as Band of Five Names for over 10 years. The band has released four recordings, the most recent being Empty Gardens from 2006. The band has recorded music for several award-winning documentaries, and has been commissioned to compose and perform music for theatre and radio.

Tuesday May 3rd Bennetts Lane 8.30pm $18/$15 at the door

Simon Barker – drums

Carl Dewhurst – guitar

Matt McMahon – piano/keyboards

Phil Slater – trumpet/laptop

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Fran Swinn Trio with guest Eugene Ball feat. Circus Oz aerialist Rockie Stone

MJFF 2011 APRA COMPOSER COMISSION WINNER In what promises to be possibly the first performance of its kind anywhere, this year’s Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival is proud to present its 2011 APRA Composer Commission written by Fran Swinn for jazz quartet and the Corde Lisse. “Inform” will combine these artforms in the stunning setting of […]

Fran Swinn Trio with guest Eugene Ball feat. Circus Oz aerialist Rockie Stone


MJFF 2011 APRA COMPOSER COMISSION WINNER

In what promises to be possibly the first performance of its kind anywhere, this year’s Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival is proud to present its 2011 APRA Composer Commission written by Fran Swinn for jazz quartet and the Corde Lisse. “Inform” will combine these artforms in the stunning setting of BMW Edge on Friday May 6 and will feature Circus Oz virtuoso acrobat/aerialist Rockie Stone with the Fran Swinn Quartet.

inform will integrate the forms and structures inherent in Jazz and improvised music with the forms and structures integral to a circus act. This piece will contain composed and improvised sections allowing for interplay between all performers within the musical and physical framework.

Friday May 6th BMW Edge Federation Square $25/$20 + b/f online, $30/$25 at door

Fran Swinn – guitar

Tamara Murphy – double bass

Ben Hendry – drums

Special guest soloist – Eugene Ball – trumpet

Rockie Stone – acrobatics/aerials

inform is a series of pieces that integrate the forms and structures inherent in jazz and improvised music with the forms and structures integral to a circus act. The pieces will combine improvisation typical within a jazz ensemble with interaction with the acrobat thus forming an ensemble of five. The music is structured within the parameters (rhythm, pace, shape) that are imposed by the apparatus’ (aerial rope and chair stack). Inform draws its influence from dance, theatre and clowning as well as the musical influences of Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman and Bill Frisell.

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iPhone Mash-up!

iPhone improv mashup Curated by Myles Mumford – Musician, sound engineer and  iPhone addict Get your gadget dressed in it’s finest frock for this iPhone Mashup Jam session. Using your favourite sound apps, create a sonic world of your own and/or interact with others. Instrumental/Vocal collaborations welcomed! Arrive early and sign up for you and your […]

iPhone improv mashup

Curated by Myles Mumford – Musician, sound engineer and  iPhone addict

Get your gadget dressed in it’s finest frock for this iPhone Mashup Jam session. Using your favourite sound apps, create a sonic world of your own and/or interact with others. Instrumental/Vocal collaborations welcomed! Arrive early and sign up for you and your gadgets moment to shine!

Saturday April 30th 22 Ovens Street Brunswick 8.30pm $10 at the door

VU Showcase performance

Victoria University Music This performance features current and graduate students from both the TAFE and Undergraduate music performance courses at Victoria University with special guests. The courses incorporate the traditions of contemporary music performance and related technology in an academic and vocationally orientated environment. Performances will feature original compositions by a range of students that […]

VU Showcase performance

Victoria University Music

This performance features current and graduate students from both the TAFE and Undergraduate music performance courses at Victoria University with special guests. The courses incorporate the traditions of contemporary music performance and related technology in an academic and vocationally orientated environment. Performances will feature original compositions by a range of students that cover a broad range of techniques, styles and instruments.

Bennetts Lane 7.30pm $12/$10 at the door

 

Anticevic/O’Sullivan quartet featuring Lorraine Anne

Lorraine Anne – Vocals

Luke Anticevic – Guitar

Steven Hornby – Bass

Fionn O’Sullivan – Piano

John Milton – Drums

 

Jarek

Floyd Bone – Bass

Jared Brentnall – Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Samples

Peter Clancy – Electric Guitar

Brett Cusack – Electric Guitar

Bevan May – Glock, Piano, Clarinet

 

Alimic/Andrade/Brentnall/Stewart quartet featuring Scarlet Daly

Adrian Alimic – Bass

Sebastian Andrade – Saxaphone

Jared Brentnall – Drums

Scarlet Daly – Vocals

Jack Stewart – Piano

 

Fionn O’Sullivan / Jonathan Zion Duo



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Atlantis Award

This award is sponsored by Atlantis Sound and comprises one day of recording with producer/engineer Myles Mumford at Atlantis Sound Studios

Atlantis Sound

This award is sponsored by Atlantis Sound and comprises one day of recording with producer/engineer Myles Mumford at Atlantis Sound Studios. It is awarded to an artist who has displayed consistent originality in producing intelligent music making. The Atlantis Award is not open to nominations by the public or by artists, rather it is awarded by the MJFF Board.
MJFF, Atlantis and Myles Mumford are committed to supporting musicians and original music made here in Melbourne. The Festival continues to champion the role of music and art in our society and celebrates diversity in creativity. Through this award, the MJFF and Atlantis seek to provide an opportunity for the artist to debut original works that they would otherwise have difficulty recording without outside support. The inaugural award in 2007 was given to Anita Hustas’ ensemble ‘Anemone‘, and their resulting record is due for release later this year.