Music students to perform at jazz festival
The musical talents of Monash University students and staff from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music will be on display at the annual The Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
Now in its seventeeth year, this year’s Festival will see the Monash Art Ensemble (MAE – directed by Professor Paul Grabowsky) perform with students and staff (Associate Professor Robert Burke, Paul Williamson and Jordan Murray) from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music join UK pianist and composer Django Bates to perform arrangements of legendary bebop pioneer Charlie Parker; this repertoire was recently performed for the BBC Proms concert series. (Friday 6th June)
This Saturday evening at the Melbourne recital Centre (MRC) features legendary jazz master Charles Lloyd and his Sky Trio featuring leading Jazz studentsin a thrilling celebration of modern jazz. (Saturday 31st May)
In a day long showcase of Australia’s next generation jazz talents, the Monash Big Band and Brazilian Ensemble will perform at Federation Square in a program inspired by icons like Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman and Sun Ra.
Head of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music Associate Professor Robert Burke commends the Monash performers as bursting with star-quality, their inclusion in the Festival a testament to their skill.
“Involvement in the Jazz Festival has allowed our students to be mentored by leading international performers in the jazz genre, which is a ‘life-changer’ for many students,” Associate Professor Burke said.
The MAE concert with Django Bates will be held at: Merlyn Theatre, The Cooppers Malthouse, Friday 6th June – 7pm.
The concert featuring students and the Charles Lloyd Sky Trio will be held at: Melbourne Recital Centre, Saturday 31st May – 6pm
The workshop with Charles Lloyd Sky Trio will be held on 29 May at 2.30pm at the Monash University Music Auditorium, Clayton Campus Building 68.
The workshop with Django Bates will be held on 4 June at 2:30pm at the Monash University Music Auditorium, Clayton Campus Building 68.
The Melbourne International Jazz Festival runs from 30 May to 8 June.
For more information on the Festival website. http://melbournejazz.com/program
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