Django Bates and the Monash Art Ensemble (MAE)

A Celebration of Charlie Parker

Django Bates Belovèd with Monash Art Ensemble

A dynamic ensemble of 21st Century musicians led by pianist/composer Paul Grabowsky, the Monash Art Ensemble brings together leading Monash University students from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and players from the Australian Arts Orchestra to explore the rich territory that lies lies on the border of improvisation and notation.

This landmark collaboration sees them working with British jazz maverick, pianist, composer, bandleader and educator Django Bates and his acclaimed piano trio, Belovèd. Revisiting material from Bates’ groundbreaking 2013 BBC Proms concert, together they celebrate the music of bebop pioneer Charlie Parker alongside Bates’ own original compositions, which are fast becoming part of the jazz canon.

  • Django Bates – piano
  • Petter Eldh – double bass
  • Peter Bruun – drums
  • Monash Art Ensemble – directed by Paul Grabowsky