Category Archives: Gigs to check out

Stephen Magnusson Trio – Doo Bop Monday 28th August

Super excited about playing with Stephen Magnusson again. It’s been too long!


Doo Bop Monday 28th August

Co-winner of the 2000 National Jazz Guitar Award at Wangaratta, Stephen Magnusson is one of the most versatile and distinctive musicians in Australia. Currently a member of Aria award winning ensemble Elixir with Katie Noonan, Stephen has performed and recorded with talented artists including Charlie Haden’s Music Liberation Orchestra, Meshell Ndegeocello, Rickie-Lee Jones, Tim Berne, Scott Tinkler, Ren Walters, George Garzone, Jim Black, Paul Grabowsky, Mike Nock, Julien Wilson and Vince Jones.

In addition to winning the Melbourne Music Prize in 2013, Magnusson’s Magnet (on LP and CD) won the 2013 Bell Australian Jazz Award for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year.


Stephen Magnusson: Guitars
Sam Pankhurst: Double Bass
John Parker: Drums and Cymbals

The music is primarily groove based exploring sounds and textures within Magnusson’s unmistakable sound.

“An artist with nothing to prove but much to say.”
– All About Jazz, USA


KINDRED (Katie Noonan & Zac Hurren) Presents: Stephen Magnusson Trio

Trichotomy with Expressions Dance Company

We’ve been rehearsing hard with Expressions Dance Company.  To be more precise the band has been sitting around playing music whilst the AMAZING dancers get all puffed performing incredible displays of strength and grace. This is going to be a fantastic show!


Friday 19 May, 7.30pm
Saturday 20 May, 7.30pm
Tuesday 23 May, 6.30pm (Q&A Forum)
Wednesday 24 May, 11.30am (Q&A Forum)
Thursday 25 May, 7.30pm
Friday 26 May, 7.30pm
Saturday 27 May, 7.30pm

QSO & Trichotomy

Really excited to be part of this. New arrangements of our tunes for chamber orchestra and jazz trio (that’s us). It’s going to be fun! – Tickets available here:

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Featuring Trichotomy (Piano, Sean Foran; Drums, John Parker; Bass, Justin Bliss and Pat Marchisella)
Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Video design by Andrew Gibbs
Lighting design by Jaymis Loveday

Parker Start
Foran Une Fille
Foran/Parker (arr. Foran) From What is to Come
Foran The Spiral
Parker Mean
Jazz trio continues until 11pm

Duration: 1.5 hours

4-Concert Pass Adult-$80
4-Concert Pass Concession/Student-$60
Single ticket transaction fee: $3
Multiple ticket transaction fee: $6
U18s must be with an adult

Trichotomy takes its genre busting sound to new heights in an evening of wonderfully unpredictable, absorbing and distinctive music. The trio’s engaging improvisatory interplay will be perfectly matched by the textural depth and rich harmony of 11 QSO musicians, underscored by the intensely rhythmic sound that Trichotomy has made its own.

Reminiscent of sounds from Steve Reich, Pat Metheny and John Zorn, this concert will feature new Trichotomy material plus inventive re-workings of a range of work from previous albums.

This is the acclaimed Brisbane based contemporary music trio’s debut performance with QSO musicians.

As The Edge is a licensed venue, children under 18 years of age must be accompanied  by a responsible adult.

Jarrett meets Ciarla (Germany & Italy) + Trichotomy

Saturday 28 February 2015

Doors at 7.30pm for 8pm performance (times may vary)

Book now for this once in a lifetime gig! Brisbane’s most loved Jazz Trio Trichotomy will be supporting Chris Jarrett and Luca Ciarla in concert at the Old Museum in Brisbane on Saturday 28 Feb 08:00 pm.

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Internationally acclaimed composer and pianist Chris Jarrett meets up with worldwide busy improviser and magician of the violin Luca Ciarla for a unique duo along the borders of contemporary music and jazz. Luca Ciarla’s spritelike playing and the quick-fingered expressivity of Chris Jarrett’s improvisations met, hugged, collided; sometimes following parallel paths and other times going in different directions only to meet at the common goal. A fascinating blend of the accessible and the challenging with a magnetic musical appeal. “A concert event experienced by an enthusiastic audience who had a chance to admire the versatile Chris Jarrett and the original and surprising Luca Ciarla in an atmosphere opulent with musical colors…an exclusive event that will stay alive in the historical musical memory of Naples.” La Gazzetta dello Spettacolo (Italy)


Supported by Trichotomy

In their first concert for 2015 Trichotomy present a selection of new material, a taste of what is to come from the band on their new album. The trio hit the studio mid this year in a follow up their critically acclaimed 2013 release, “Fact Finding Mission”. For this performance audiences can expect to hear the groups signature sound of dense rhythmic interplay merged with captivating melodies.

Sean Foran – piano
John Parker – drums
Sam Vincent – bass