Elision Ensemble
Feb
19
8:30 PM20:30

Elision Ensemble

Members from the ELISION Ensemble perform with special guests in musical exploration. 

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ELISION Ensemble is an international contemporary music ensemble dedicated to fine performances of the most cutting edge music.

ELISION is an Australian performing arts company of international significance. Having established a virtuosic profile for Australian new music performance ELISION is heavily engaged in experimenting with different modes of performance. The practice of the ensemble ranges from concert giving to cross-disciplinary projects with a range of new media and visual artists, installation-performance works, and the use of improvisational experiences as a creative tool to inform more structured and formally notated music. International concert and recording engagements received include performances at the Hebbel Theater of Berlin, the Berlin Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Judisches Museum Berlin, Wien Modern, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Westdeutscher Rundfunk, and Radio Bremen, Festival Ars Musica of Brussels, the Züricher TheaterSpektakel, Saitama Arts Theatre of Japan, IRCAM as part of the Agora festival in Paris and the Ultima Festival of Oslo. This activity complements an extensive programme within Australia marked by major appearances at the Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide Festivals and the release of several recordings with NMC, MODE, Etcetera and ABC Classics. Recently the performance-installation work TULP, the body public with composer John RODGERS and new media artist Justine COOPER premiered at both Sydney and Brisbane festivals. Yuè Lìng Jié (Moon Spirit Feasting), a Ritual Street Opera by Liza LIM (music) and Beth YAHP (libretto) was premiered at the Adelaide and Melbourne festivals, and in 2002 toured to theatres in Berlin, Zürich and Japan as well as further performances in the 2006 Brisbane Festival. Other major projects have included the performance-installation works DARK MATTER and Opening of the Mouth with Richard BARRETT, Sight and Sound of a Storm in Sky Country with composer Timothy O'DWYER and indigenous visual artist Lilla WATSON, and glass house mountains with Liza LIM and indigenous visual artist Judy WATSON. ELISION has recorded over fourteen compact discs, undertaken nineteen international tours to fourteen different countries and initiated thirty-four international commissions supported by organisations in England, Canada, Holland, France and Japan. It now consists of twenty leading musicians from four Australian capital cities, Singapore, Manchester, Paris, Berlin, Cologne, Bonn and Bern.

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Tango Sur
Feb
20
8:30 PM20:30

Tango Sur

Diego Neder - Electric Bass 
Chris Maunders - Chromatic Harmonica 
Danilo Rojas - Piano 
Salvatore Persico - Percussion 

Join Melbourne's newest tango ensemble "Tango Sur" for an evening of extraordinary Argentinian folk music and the more progressive sounds of modern day Buenos Aires. 
Tango Sur was constructed by Argentina's own Diego Neder, a spectacular bass player specialising in the Tango style. The band celebrates the recent arrival of Neder and after such a short period of playing together, have quickly developed their own unique ensemble sound with a lineup unheard of within the Australian tango community. 

The energy of this band should not be missed. 

$10 cover charge

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Trio Agogo
Feb
23
4:00 PM16:00

Trio Agogo

Live Music Free in the Beer Garden!

Trio Agogo features three of Melbourne’s finest exponents of Brazilian music – guitarists Paul Carey and Adam May, with percussionist Alastair Kerr.

Adam May (7-string guitar/cavaquinho)

Paul Carey (6-string guitar)

Al McGrath-Kerr (pandeiro/percussion).

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Morton Feldman's Patterns in a Chromatic Field
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Morton Feldman's Patterns in a Chromatic Field

Katherine and I are thrilled to present a repeat performance of Morton Feldman's Patterns in a Chromatic Field in Melbourne at The Brunswick Green.

Tuesday February 26th, 6-7:30pm
Katherine Philp (cello) & Alex Raineri Pianist
Tickets by reservation - pay at the door (card or cash)
$20 Adult / $12 Concession & Student

Spaces are very limited so please email (alexraineri@bigpond.com) or message if you'd like to reserve a seat!

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Azucar - Sydney Rd Street Party Day
Mar
3
5:30 PM17:30

Azucar - Sydney Rd Street Party Day

Funky 5 piece band AZUCAR playing Latin/Afro/Cuban Jazz and Salsa music in The Brunswick Green beer garden as part of the Sydney Road Street Party day.

Starring:
Sam Keevers on keyboard
Chris Hale on bass
Ryan Menezes on drums
Leo Salvo vocals/congas
Luis Poblete on Vocals/Bongos.

Playing three sets from 5.30 - 8.30pm

All members of Los Cabrones!
Free Entry!

Please note No Dogs or Prams allowed in beer garden on this day due to space constraints.





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VENUES 3056:  Entretango Duo & MNQ Bach Project
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

VENUES 3056: Entretango Duo & MNQ Bach Project

VENUES 3056 FREE EVENT!

7pm Entretango Duo

Elian (piano) and Elena (vocals) bring the flavors, passion and landscapes of their homeland Argentina straight to Melbourne. Performing a selected repertoire of Tangos and contemporary Folk music they create a perfect atmosphere not only for Tango lovers but for all music lovers.

www.entretangoduo.com
www.eliansellanes.com
www.elena-canta-tango.com



8pm The MNQ Bach Project

The MNQ Bach Project is a continuation of this group’s Composer series. As well as a highly regarded quartet of jazz improvisers, the MNQ are well known for their diversity of repertoire and arranging skills. Join them on this journey of Jazz and Bach!
MNQ: Michelle Nicolle (voice), Geoff Hughes (guitar), Tom Lee (double bass) and Ronny Ferella (drums)

www.michellenicolle.com
www.youtube.com/channel/UCwuYjSFKBkMUjEdSUL7OEgw
www.youtube.com/channel/UCwuYjSFKBkMUjEdSUL7OEgw

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Jazz Orbit
Feb
17
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz Orbit

What better way to spend the evening than with a refreshing beverage of your choice and some fine swinging jazz from Jazz Orbit!


Featuring Agus Batara on piano, Paul Phillips on drums, Chuck Probert on trumpet, and Matthew Birtchnell on bass.

Entry by gold coin donation!

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The Michelle Nicolle Band
Feb
14
8:30 PM20:30

The Michelle Nicolle Band

Perfect for Valentines Day!

Jazz Standards evening with the wonderful Michelle Nicolle on vocals, Paul Williamson on Tenor Sax and Frank Di Sario on Double Bass.

Long running residency every Thursday night (with a few exceptions!)

Feel free to make a request!

Donation Entry. 

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Ambient Rot/Charlie Sundborn/Jachlo
Feb
13
8:00 PM20:00

Ambient Rot/Charlie Sundborn/Jachlo

Music at 8pm

AMBIENT ROT
Matt O'Brien - trombone
Theo Carbo - guitar
Jacques Emery - bass
Lewis Pierre - drums

Charlie Sundborn (SYD) - Solo Saxophone

Jachlo (SYD)

“...(Jachlo)'s music ranged from the freest improvising to more ritualised music; from Emery treating his bass as a percussion instrument (at one point sounding like the metallophones of a gamelan ensemble), to extracting the most diaphanous harmonics, while Kim is the first percussionist I've heard forge an approach drawing on the innovations of Australia's master-drummer, Simon Barker." John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

Chloe Kim (drums) and Jacques Emery (bass) are current jazz performance students from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. They discovered their common interest in drumming music as well as the jazz-influenced experimental improvisations and started playing together from 2016. Specifically influenced by the Conservatorium lecturer Simon Barker’s Quintuplet and Septuplet studies, a drummer Greg Sheehan’s Number Diamond system and the traditional rhythms from various cultures (such as Korean traditional rhythms),
their work focuses on developing knowledge in diverse rhythmic dialogues and using those shared language in any improvising/musical settings.

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Chris Maunders Trio
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Maunders Trio

Playing in the style of Toots Thielemans, young Melbourne improvisers Jordan Tarento, Tom Allen-Graham and Chris Maunders explore communicative possibilities through jazz standard repertoire, embracing a chamber sound of the ensemble with a textural exploration of their instruments.

Chris Maunders - Chromatic Harmonica
Tom Allen-Graham - Guitar
Jordan Tarento - Double Bass

Suggested $5 Entry

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I Hold The Lions Paw
Feb
5
8:30 PM20:30

I Hold The Lions Paw

Melbourne’s psychedelic jazz collective I Hold The Lion's Paw will assemble at The Brunswick Green every first Tuesday of 2018.

Led by Melbourne improviser/composer Reuben Lewis, I Hold the Lion's Paw represents a larger collective that has made music together for several years, and was the inaugural recipient of The Lebowskis Development Residency in 2016.

Expect to hear anything from harmonious free-floating melodies, electro-acoustic noise, slowly shifting tectonic plates of sound, grungy grooves, afro-beat and free jazz.

“Is this exactly where jazz needed to have ended up in the year 2018? Future-primitive grooves – there are echoes of Radiohead, what Robert Plant is doing in rock and Sydney’s 20th Century Dog are doing in jazz. It is an exhilarating spirit that moves this collective, taking the best from the past, and from the future and grafting them to the present.” - John Hardaker, Words About Music

“Danceable, infectious, and the inevitable deconstructions are subtle - ★★★★” – Eric Myers, The Australian

“Abstract Playgrounds conjures its own unique rhythmic universe, spurred on by an unfettered belief in improvisation and group dynamics. It’s a high-wire act, made possible by the fact that IHTLP is awash with first-rank improvisers.” - Des Cowley, Australian Jazz

Reuben Lewis - trumpet + compositions
Jordan Murray - trombone
Scott McConnachie - saxophones
Geoff Hughes - guitar
Adam Halliwell - guitar
David Brown - electric bass
Tom Lee - double bass
Maria Moles - drums
Ronny Ferella - drums
Tony Yap - dance

https://reubenlewis.bandcamp.com/album/abstract-playgrounds

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The Slipdixies
Feb
2
4:00 PM16:00

The Slipdixies

We're excited to be back at The Brunswick Green over summer!

From November to February we will be bringing with two sets of toe tapping, whiskey swigging good ol' nawlins vintage Jazz & Blues the first Saturday of each month!

Find us in the Beer Garden with a nice cold ale, free entry!

The Slipdixies are inspired by early jazz and blues music of the twenties and thirties.

Our repertoire ranges from hot driving rhythms to laid back blues. We play old favourites as well as lesser known forgotten treasures of a bygone era.

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Adam King (Solo) & Spartacus Collective
Jan
29
8:30 PM20:30

Adam King (Solo) & Spartacus Collective

Improvisational/Creative Music evening.

Adam King (Solo) 8.30pm
"Adam King is a drummer from Melbourne who is known for his cultural dialogue with the music of Bali. This performance will showcase a suite of original improvised compositions which combine symmetrical hand patterning, dynamic rotations and extended techniques inspired by pindekan (Balinese propellers), equally paired with field recordings and philosophical concepts associated with Balinese solo drumming. The outcome is intriguing, often cryptic, meditative and chant-like."

Spartacus Collective 9.30pm
Ronny Ferella drums
Shaun Rammers/Adam Simmons/Gideon Brazil woodwinds
Spartacus Collective is solo drums with notated and improvised woodwind accompaniment. The aim is to "hear"the drumset as a tonal instrument with the ability to adapt and change its tonal structure to compliment the surrounding musical environment.

Donation Entry at door


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Vipers Dream Swing Team
Jan
26
4:00 PM16:00

Vipers Dream Swing Team

Come down to the hottest beer garden in the north for some Gypsy Swing played by Melbourne's most recently constructed Manouche ensemble "Viper's Dream Swing Team"

Put together by local chromatic harmonica player Chris Maunders, the group's stella lineup of musicians have a unique blend of instrumentation as they bounce through energetic tunes from the 20's and 30's, the perfect sound to sink some early evening beverages to!


Chris Maunders - Chromatic Harmonica

Adam Russo - Guitar

Sam O'Halloran - Guitar

Tom Flenady - Bass

Guests


FREE ENTRY!

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Aaalto
Jan
23
8:30 PM20:30

Aaalto

Three alto saxophonists generally don't often get the chance to make music together.

Through improvisation, composition and interpretation, Bernard Alexander, Zac O'Connell and Flora Carbo explore the sonic possibilities of this curiously organised yet highly musical group of individuals.

Featuring Sam Anning (bass) and Luke Andresen (drums).

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Jazz Orbit
Jan
20
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz Orbit

What better way to spend the evening than with a refreshing beverage of your choice and some fine swinging jazz from Jazz Orbit!


Featuring Agus Batara on piano, Paul Phillips on drums, Chuck Probert on trumpet, and Matthew Birtchnell on bass.

Entry by gold coin donation!

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Josh Kelly Trio
Dec
11
8:30 PM20:30

Josh Kelly Trio

Melbourne saxophonist Josh Kelly presents his most forward-thinking project. Joined by Ronny Ferella and Tamara Murphy, this trio has over the past two years developed a distinctive approach to improvising which radiates groove and energy. The band takes listeners on a journey with a fiery, yet earthy approach to music that features the rhythmic dexterity of Kelly’s saxophone style and layered polyrhythmic approaches from Ferella and Murphy. 

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Beluga  (beer garden)
Dec
8
4:00 PM16:00

Beluga (beer garden)

Some claim we are currently in the Age of Pisces and will be for approximately another 600 years. At that time, the vernal equinox point will have moved into the constellation of Aquarius, thus beginning the Age of Aquarius. Others claim the Age of Pisces ended with the great cosmic alignment of 21 December 2012 and that we are in the dawn of the Age of Aquarius. But what really matters is that Selwyn CozensYuri Pavlinov and Samuel Cope will be playing Saturday December 8th in the beer garden at The Brunswick Green from 4pm as "Beluga" and they have their Big Dippers pointed squarely at Uranus. Come down for some groovy fun.

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The Michelle Nicolle Band
Dec
6
8:30 PM20:30

The Michelle Nicolle Band

Jazz Standards evening with the wonderful Michelle Nicolle on vocals, Paul Williamson on Tenor Sax and Frank Di Sario on Double Bass.

Long running residency every Thursday night (with a few exceptions!)

Feel free to make a request!

Donation Entry. 

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