Monash University is proud to be associated with the Melbourne International Jazz Festival as its Education Partner.
Marie Schneider, Open Loose (Mark Helias, Tony Malaby and Gerald Cleaver) and Monash Arts Ensemble will participate in concerts and master classes.
During the 2013 Festival, aspiring students from Monash University Jazz and Popular Studies are provided with the inimitable opportunity to rehearse and perform with leading international artists.
The inspiring Jazz Futures series sees Australia’s next generation of jazz musicians take to the stage with School of Music staff members Rob Burke, Paul Williamson, Jordan Murray, Tony Gould and Paul Grabowsky for a celebration of excellence in jazz education.
For a fascinating insight into the workings of jazz royalty workshopping with the rising generation, come to a series of free 2-hour workshops in the Music Auditorium, Monash University Building 68. The workshops feature Mark Helias (Monday, 3 June at 10:00am), Tony Malaby (Tuesday, 4 June at 1:00pm) and Maria Schneider (Friday, 7 June at 10:00am).
Celebrating excellence in jazz education, The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music students explore the spirit of collective improvisation with Maria Schneider and faculty members Rob Burke, Paul Williamson and Jordan Murray. Maria will also be conducting a workshop at the School of Music on Friday, 7 June 10am–12pm
Hailed by critics as ‘evocative, majestic and beyond categorization’, Maria Schneider’s award-winning compositions are performed across the globe.
Maria Schneider ranks among America’s foremost composers. Her critically-acclaimed, multiple-award-winning work soars beyond standard categorisations such as jazz or classical and has in turn been described as ‘sumptuous, beautifully crafted … symphonic and mesmerising’ (Guardian).
Since his ambitious 2009 debut release, Infernal Machines, Darcy James Argue has become one of the most talked-about figures in jazz. Credited with ‘reinventing the jazz big band for the 21st century’ (Guardian), Argue’s trademark steampunk-inspired style of composition has earned him widespread critical and popular acclaim.
Saturday, 8 June at 6.30 pm
Alexander Theatre, Monash University
Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Music Auditorium
Friday, 7 June 10am–12pm
Bldg 68 Monash University
The archetypal improvising ensemble of New York’s avant-garde scene, Open Loose explores the world of open form improvisation. Each performance strives for the ‘best of both worlds – melodic, harmonized and swinging, yet wide open too … it sounds like the very definition of jazz (Pop Matters).
Celebrating excellence in jazz education, The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music students explore the spirit of collective improvisation with Open Loose and faculty members Rob Burke, Paul Williamson and Jordan Murray will perform at the Recital Centre , Salon.
The workshops feature Mark Helias (Monday 3 June at 10:00am), Tony Malaby (Tuesday, 4 June at 1:00pm)
Bldg 68 Monash University
Wednesday, 5 June at 6.00pm
The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
Monash Art Ensemble (AUS)
Pianist/composer Paul Grabowsky brings together leading Monash University School of Music students and players from the Australian Art Orchestra to form a dynamic new ensemble of 21st century musicians.
This performance sees the premiere of new works and arrangements by special guest Mark Helias, Paul Grabowsky, and trumpeter/composer Eugene Ball.
Sunday, 2 June at 2.00pm
$25/ $20 CONC
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