Melbourne International Jazz Festival comes to Monash: Maria Schneider, Open Loose and Monash Art Ensemble

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.

Open Loose

Open Loose


Schneider Pic

Maria Schneider


Monash Art Ensemble

 

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).

Maria Schneider

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 MachinesDarcy 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.

Concert

Alexander Theatre

Saturday, 8 June at 6.30 pm

Alexander Theatre, Monash University

$28/$20 CONC

Masterclass

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Music Auditorium

Friday,  7 June 10am–12pm

Bldg 68 Monash University 

FREE ADMISSION

 

Open Loose

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 BurkePaul Williamson and Jordan Murray will perform at the Recital Centre , Salon.

Master Classes

The workshops feature Mark Helias (Monday 3 June at 10:00am), Tony Malaby (Tuesday, 4 June at 1:00pm)

Bldg 68 Monash University 

FREE ADMISSION

Concert

The Salon

Wednesday, 5 June at 6.00pm 
The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

$28/$20 CONC

 

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.

Concert

Forum Upstairs

Sunday, 2 June at 2.00pm

$25/ $20 CONC

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