Northside Composers Collective
Jun
27
8:30 PM20:30

Northside Composers Collective

"Northside Composers Collective:
Northside Composers Collective was founded in mid 2017 as a testing ground for original music. The group has functioned as a weekly space in which new compositions from its members are constantly workshopped and developed. The group was founded by Atienne Bakker, Holly Moore, Luke Andresen, and Isaac Gunnoo, and has since then often included guest composers. Each performance features a brand new set of never-heard-before compositions and showcases the latest compositional experiments of it's members."

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The Sam Izzo Quartet
Jun
17
7:30 PM19:30

The Sam Izzo Quartet

What better way to spend the evening than with a refreshing beverage of your choice and some fine swinging jazz from The Sam Izzo Quartet! Featuring Sam Izzo on piano, Paul Phillips on drums, Leon Ragg on saxophone, and David Taylor on the double bass. Entry by gold coin donation!

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Phil Stack: The Centreline Winter Solo Tour
Jun
13
8:30 PM20:30

Phil Stack: The Centreline Winter Solo Tour

PHIL STACK

WINTER SOLO TOUR

As a double-bassist, Phil Stack is one of the country’s best known jazz musicians, as well as an extremely well respected writer, producer and performer. Taking first place in the prestigious National Jazz Awards in 2008, he is a much in demand musician, touring the world many times over in everything from symphony orchestras to live and studio performances with the likes of James Morrison, Katie Noonan, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Lior and many more. Phil is also a founding member of multi-platinum selling band Thirsty Merc.

Tonight sees Stack in solo mode, handling the vocal, piano and double bass duties to express his intimate, startlingly original set of songs. A world away from all of his other collaborations, his music can be dark, emotive, and uplifting all at once. Often referred to as inimitable, there seems to be a sense of vulnerability in his work that has never been fully realised until now.

Presently, Phil Is working on a follow up to his 2015 EP ‘Lap Around The Sun’.

• 'These are skilfully-crafted with seamless changes, and Stack also displays an uncanny instinct for balancing simplicity with sophistication; the wistful with the more primal. (Sydney Morning Herald) ★★★★

$15 Suggested Door Donation

Links

https://soundcloud.com/phil-stack/celebrate-life

http://www.facebook.com/phil.stack.1

@PhilStackMusic

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Chris Maunders Trio
Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Maunders Trio

In a trio setting, young Melbourne improvisers Jordan Tarento, Tom Allen-Graham and Chris Maunders explore communicative possibilties through jazz standard repetoir, embracing a chamber sound of the ensemble with a textural exploration of thier instruments.

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

$5 concession
$10 full

Doors at 6:30 for a 7pm start

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Brunswick Chamber Players Present: Walsh String Quartet
Jun
10
4:30 PM16:30

Brunswick Chamber Players Present: Walsh String Quartet

The second Brunswick Chamber Players of 2018 presents the Walsh String Quartet. 

All four members have studied at various points together at the Queensland Conservatorium in Brisbane, and now have migrated down South to escape the humidity for further study at the Australian National Academy of Music. Musicians include:

Violins: Johnny van Gend and Sunkyoung Kim
Viola: Molly Collier-O'Boyle
Cello: Georgie Ostenfeld

Come and chill out to some classical chamber music in this groovy pub, repertoire to include Beethoven and more!

The Brunswick Green (313 Sydney Road, Brunswick)
Sunday June 10th
Doors 4:30pm
Donation on Entry

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Shayan feat Omid Shayan
May
30
8:30 PM20:30

Shayan feat Omid Shayan

SHAYAN  incorporates the sounds and concepts of contemporary Jazz, Iranian Folk, Funk and hip-hop music blended together to make music that is unique, exciting and diverse.

Led by saxophonist Omid Shayan, the quartet was formed in mid-2015 after Omid won first prize at the ‘Darebin Music Festival Composition Competition’. The winnings allowed him to focus his energy on composing for the group and allow the band to record their debut EP which was released in 2016. Since then, SHAYAN has been performing in venues throughout Melbourne, strengthening their sound and musical concept.

Featuring: Matthew Roche (Guitar), Costa Hagi (Electric Bass) and Monique Zucco (drums).

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All In Presents: Xani (solo) & STAV
May
23
8:30 PM20:30

All In Presents: Xani (solo) & STAV

All In is a new organisation with the goal of creating a more inclusive environment for musicians and audience members in the Melbourne jazz and improvised music scene. For this night of the All In Residency, we are presenting Xani and STAV. These events locations alternate monthly between The Jazz Lab and The Brunswick Green. This month it will be at The Brunswick Green.


Xani (solo)(8:30pm)

Electric violinist and improvising musician, Xani Kolac, will perform solo using live looping and electronic effects. Xani performs regularly with drums/violin duo, The Twoks, has played with artists such as Tim Rogers, Clare Bowditch and Paul Grabowsky and works as a music director in theatre. Currently, Xani is working on a project called, SPIRE, celebrating women and diversity in music.


Stav (9:30pm)

Soulful and honest, STAV (Stav Shaul) writes thoughtful, uplifting songs in English, French and Hebrew with bursts of innovative rhythmic fire. Folk and a hint of something else, she has a compelling ability to tell a story in song. Tears and laughter are the main ingredients in the songwriting process. An expressive voice and a natural affinity for guitar, live performance brings this songwriter's introspection, playfulness and raw passion to life.

She is the Folk Alliance 'Young Artist of the Year' 2018. Celebrating the release of debut album 'The Horizon Line' in 2016, she toured Australia’s East-Coast with her 4-piece band from Melbourne to the Bello Winter Music Festival. The 9-track album explores her experience as a person between cultures. This year has seen her launching into the international scene as a solo artist, performing in Barcelona and France, as well as in Melbourne where she is currently based. For this performance she will be joined by Isaac Gunnoo the double bass. 

This performance will take place on land belonging to Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We would like to pay our respects to elders past and present. 

TICKETS AND TIME
Tickets are available online or on the door for $10. 

Music from 8:30pm.

Brunswick Green is wheelchair accessible (one small step)

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Carousel
May
15
8:30 PM20:30

Carousel

Set 1
Peter Bouwman + Sam McAuliffe

Set 2
Carousel


Carousel gestated in the guts of a plethora of songwriters, flowering as the rhythm section cradling the words and melodies crafted by the storytellers. Smashing together disparate musical loves through the powerful medium of freely improvised music, a demonstrable love for their own instruments, the musical universe at large, as well as for each other. A combination of noise / music, tonality / non-tonality, comfort / discomfort, in medium-to-long musical forms. 

Liam O'Leary: drums
Michael Panton: guitar
Peter Bouwman: bass

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Simulation Quintet/Jade Talbot Quartet
May
9
8:30 AM08:30

Simulation Quintet/Jade Talbot Quartet

Night of good tunes and donation entry at the brunny green!
Get down and support ya local musos/mates

Jade Talbot Quartet:
- Jade Talbot > Vocals
- Ollie Cox > Drums
- Tom Fraser > Bass
- Angus Gray > Piano

Simulation Quintet
- Robbie Belchamber > Guitar
- Nathaniel Sametz > Trombone
- Bede Ford-Gaddes > Trumpet
- Angus Radley > Bass
- Ben Fleming > Drums

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Dot Dot Dot
May
6
8:00 PM20:00

Dot Dot Dot

New band + all original music + new venue = lot's of fun! Come along next Sunday night, we'd love to see you there!

Brunswick Green Sunday May 6th 8-10pm $10

‘dot dot dot’ is a new project created to present music written and conceived of by saxophonist Tom Noonan and guitarist Matt Hoyne. What began for Matt and Tom as a weekly composition workshop quickly blossomed into an exciting concept for a small ensemble, as a sympathetic and complimentary writing style emerged. With a preference for swinging, high energy improvisations, balanced with a melodic lyricism and curiosity for unique harmonic forms, 'dot dot dot' seeks to blend a diverse range of influences. Just as the name suggests, 'dot dot dot’s' tunes are simple and open; leaving plenty of room for the band to add their personal voice to the music. Joined by dream team rhythm section, Tamara Murphy and Lewis Pierre, the group explores improvisational dialogue and interplay without ever leaving the essence of song behind.

Personnel:
Tom Noonan - Alto Saxophone
Matt Hoyne - Guitar
Tamara Murphy - Double Bass
Lewis Pierre - Drums

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I Hold The Lions Paw
May
1
8:30 PM20:30

I Hold The Lions Paw

To celebrate the launch of their debut studio recording 'Abstract Playgrounds' on Earshift Music, 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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Northside Composers Collective
Apr
25
8:30 PM20:30

Northside Composers Collective

"Northside Composers Collective:
Northside Composers Collective was founded in mid 2017 as a testing ground for original music. The group has functioned as a weekly space in which new compositions from its members are constantly workshopped and developed. The group was founded by Atienne Bakker, Holly Moore, Luke Andresen, and Isaac Gunnoo, and has since then often included guest composers. Each performance features a brand new set of never-heard-before compositions  and showcases the latest compositional experiments of it's members."

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Sugg Vance Quartet + Harley/Pang Group
Apr
18
8:30 PM20:30

Sugg Vance Quartet + Harley/Pang Group

The two Andy's have been playing music together for many decades, this is their latest group with multi generational line up.  high energy, high end jazz.

Andy Sugg saxophone
Andy Vance piano
Charile Rank bass
Ronny Ferella

Opening the night will be a new group led by Hector Harley (saxophone) and Martin Pang (piano)

 

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