Earlier this month, together with drummer Alex Roper and bassist Rory Brown, we played at the Ubud Village Jazz Festival in Bali to represent the Castlemaine Jazz Festival as part of their partnership.
We will be delivering a ‘report’ of our performance there, presenting a taste of the festival for you in Melbourne! Even better, we’ll play longer than we did in Bali. So, this is definitely one not to miss.
This year’s Ballarat Winter Festival will see the debut of my newest project called eMotion Band. This is my vehicle to continually explore musical ideas. Subscribing to the philosophy that emotion is the energy for motion, the band is formed with the idea of presenting emotive music that speaks directly to the listeners and take them on a musical journey.
Our performance will take place on 8 July, 2–4pm at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St N, Ballarat Central, Vic.
We will be in good company, with other foremost Australian artists such as Andrea Keller and Julien Wilson taking part in the festival.
The Bridge: contemporary jazz with infectious vocal harmonies. Repertoire includes tunes by modern composers including myself. Sunday, 10 June, 3pm at Theatre Royal Castlemaine and 8pm at Old Castlemaine Gaol (cell block). Also in the band: Alex Yarosh, Erin Campbell, Hezy Suramarta, Kama Austen, and Michael Ooi.
Jon Magill’s GrooVe Congress: contemporary groove-based jazz by modern masters such as Pat Metheny, Bob Reynolds, and Michael League. Sunday, 10 June, 6pm at Old Castlemaine Gaol (cell block) and 10pm at Old Castlemaine Gaol (mess hall). Line up: Jon Magill, ade ishs, Justin Thomas, Paul Bonnington, Michael Ooi.
As you must know already, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival is a major jazz event in Australia. I’m excited to announce that I will take part in it for the first time!
I will accompany the awesome singer Peter Hearne for the launch of his soul jazz album, That’s What I Like About You. My solo piano performance will warm up the room. This show will take place at Dizzy’s Jazz Club, 368 Bridge Rd, Richmond, Vic on 4 June, 7:30pm.