Cirko Guerrini Down Under - Incidental Music for Unseen Movies
Wed 8 March @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm $18 – $25 Tenor saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator Mirko Guerrini’s move to
Wed 8 March @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
$18 – $25
Tenor saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator Mirko Guerrini’s move to Melbourne from Italy has greatly enriched the local scene over the past decade. He toured back to Italy a few months ago, with performances including the Umbria Jazz Festival. For this concert, he expands on a project that he initiated in 2017 when he first formulated the concept of an MJC Collective group that was formed from all bandleaders (and composers), to highlight the opportunities provided by the MJC.
The purpose of the Collective is to showcase some of Melbourne’s most talented jazz musicians in one ensemble. While it was too difficult to keep such a group together long-term, the ever-productive Guerrini created an impressive book of his originals for a large ensemble.
He has added new works to be performed by this impressive sextet, in which he will be joined by his regular collaborators in the trio Torrio! – Paul Grabowsky (piano) and Niko Schäuble (drums), together with Tony Hicks (reeds), James Macaulay (trombone) and Philip Rex (double bass).
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm
27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056
Michael Tortoni, founder of Bennetts Lane Jazz Club; dubbed by Lonely Planet as “the world’s best jazz club”, has returned with his new ‘Art Creation’ at 27 Leslie Street Brunswick called The Jazzlab. The Jazzlab dedicates itself to promoting and developing live jazz as an artform as it’s mantra. Michael based The Jazzlab’s design and sound on Bennetts Lane’s original room which had great natural acoustics and had been host to a number of world famous performers including Prince, Maceo Parker, Kenny Kirkland, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick Jnr., Paul Grabowsky, Barney McAll and Leroy Jones to name just a few. This has been enhanced by a state of the art modern sound system and an incredible backline musicians love to use. A full tech spec list can be provided upon request. The Jazzlab has surpassed all expectations, with 25 years experience, Michael was able to transport all the best features of the original room to create the ultimate live concert club with excellent lines of sight for it’s 200+ capacity. Please visit us any night to hear top quality live jazz performances from the cutting edge and avant-garde to the classics and standards that make the art form great.27 Leslie St, Brunswick Melbourne, Victoria, Australia