Mon 6 Jun 2011 to Fri 10 Jun 2011

American Ari Hoenig, whose intense and creative approach to drumming has elevated him to the ranks of the industry’s finest, teams with acclaimed Australian saxophonist Jamie Oehlers in a double bill with self-taught, American piano prodigy Vijay Iyer. Jason Moran (USA), Scott Tinkler (AUS) and Simon Barker (AUS) come together for a world premiere performance, playing on a double bill with New York saxophonist Tim Berne’s new touring band, Los Totopos - a potent blend of complex melodic parts and virtuosic group playing. Rounding out Jazz Up Close over the working week is pioneer of Australian acid jazz, Albare; the Anthony Pateras-led Thymolphthalein (AUS/France), and international artists Jim Black and Aaron Goldberg uniting with the rising talents of the Australian jazz scene from Monash University in ‘Jazz Futures’.

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