Sun 2 Oct 2022

On Sunday September 4, the Melbourne Jazz Co-operative presented guitarist Nick Pennington, recently returned to Australia from New York, in concert at The Jazzlab in Brunswick.  

After a mentorship with renowned guitarist James Muller at the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide, Nick moved to the United States to further his studies, graduating from Manhattan School of Music in 2019 with a Masters, under instruction from Jack Wilkins, Dave Liebman, Rogerio Boccato and Dayna Stephens. He has since shared the stage with the likes of Billy Childs, Jochen Rueckert, Matt Penman and Regina Carter.

This MJC engagement marked his Melbourne bandleader debut, seeing him joined by Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone), Sam Anning (double bass) and Adelaide colleague, Angus Mason (drums).

The MJC recorded the event and PBS is excie to  broadcast he set on Dizzy Atmosphere this Sunday, October 2. Seeing as Nick rarely performs in Melbourne, this is a not-to-be-missed broadcast.

This concert feature is part of an ongoing series of special PBS broadcasts celebrating the MJC's 40th year of presenting performances of original Australian music by both established and emerging artists.

The concert was recorded for the MJC and PBS by Andy Robinson, with the support of PBS Business Patron, Vorticity Music.