Sun 12 Jun 2011

In its world premiere, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival presents an extraordinary live performance of the score to Fred Schepisi's forthcoming film The Eye Of The Storm.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Nobel Laureate Patrick White, the film reunites Schepisi with long-time collaborator, composer and pianist Paul Grabowsky. The original score was recorded in Melbourne and New York in late 2010 with Branford Marsalis, Grabowsky and full orchestra.
For this special Festival performance the soundtrack will be transformed into a sweeping orchestral suite showcasing special guest saxophonist Julien Wilson.

Contrasting flourishes of intense jazz virtuosity with sweeping grandiose themes, the achingly beautiful score will be performed by a chamber orchestra of strings and woodwinds, conducted by Benjamin Northey.

Presented underneath the star-studded ceiling of The Forum, The Eye Of The Storm will entrance you with music that is intimate, emotive and introspective.
Paul Grabowsky (piano)
Julien Wilson (saxophone)
Frank Di Sario (bass)
Niko Schauble (drums)
Conductor: Ben Northey and Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, 12th June - 8.30pm at The Forum
TICKETS: $39/ $29 Conc available from