Sun 2 Jun 2019

Ambrose Akinmusire: Origami Harvest (USA)

Support: Brekky Boy
Sunday 2 June, 7:00pm
at 170 Russell

Hailed as ‘jazz’s most influential bandleader under 40’ (The New York Times), trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire is situated in both the centre and the periphery of jazz. Part of a generation of influential artists – such as Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington and Thundercat – who worked with Kendrick Lamar on his album, To Pimp a Butterfly, Akinmusire is carving out the shape of the future of jazz. MIJF is very excited to present Origami Harvest as an Australian exclusive – a project that pits contemporary chamber music against left-field jazz, hip hop, funk, spoken word and soul to create richly textured soundscapes that record the social climate of our times.
Tickets here.


PBS Presents seven selected shows from The 22nd MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL. 

For over two decades, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival has showcased the world’s best jazz, right here in Melbourne. MIJF is now Australia’s pre-eminent jazz festival, recognized internationally for the creativity and depth of its programming. PBS 106.7 FM are proud to present 7 selected events from the 2019 MIJF festival, from Modern Masters, Explorations in Jazz, 170 Russell, Melbourne Recital Centre and Jazzlab Club Sessions. Plus The PBS Young Elder of Jazz special event with Josh Kelly

Full program here.