A shining light of Americana, New York-based Frisell is “the most innovative and influential jazz guitarist of the past 25 years” (The Wall Street Journal) and has collaborated with some of the greatest pop artists of our time including Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Sting, Brian Eno, Lou Reed and Marianne Faithfull, along with jazz luminaries John Scoffield, Chick Corea, Ron Carter, Pat Metheny and the late Charlie Haden.
With Frisell joined by bass player Thomas Morgan (Paul Motian, Dave Binney Quartet) and drummer Rudy Royston (Branford Marsalis, The Mingus Big Band), you’ll revel in a spell – binding sonic journey that features new music from his latest releases, Small Town and Music IS, alongside reimagined classics from his extensive catalogue.
Don’t miss this iconic voice in music – part skewered jazz, part roadside folk blues and part gritty rock, delivering big-sky grooves with one of jazz’s most deeply interactive trios.
Book tickets: https://brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/2019/06/05/bill-frisell-trio/
Thursday 9th May 8pm
Head on down to Black Bear Lodge (Brisbane Fortitude Valley Mall) this Sunday (16th December) 6pm to check out my latest Oxford Parker show. 16 years in the making! – And it’s FREE!!
Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/293436014539751/
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
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
On Wednesday 11th May, the classical storm known as Plexus will perform a new work of mine specially commissioned for their Pulsations concert.
You can check out details here:
Working in the band for this QTC show at QPAC. Great musos and singers/actors. I’m having lots of fun.
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: http://qso.com.au/current/qso-trichotomy
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
Foran Une Fille
Foran/Parker (arr. Foran) From What is to Come
Foran The Spiral
Jazz trio continues until 11pm
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.