Melbourne Jazz Co-Op
The Melbourne Jazz Co-Operative presents music on Sunday nights
Younger Sydney trumpeter Eamon Dilworth (Tijuana Cartel, Ed Kuepper, Low Down Riders) has been a positive and dynamic figure on the Sydney (and Australian) jazz scene. He presents his new ensemble, Viata, with Sydney-based members Alister Spence (piano) and Paul Derricott (drums) joined by Melbourne’s Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone) and Tamara Murphy (bass).
Acclaimed pianist/composer Andrea Keller & saxophonist/composer Tim Wilson’s live CD, Consider This, (recorded at a MJC performance) won the 2017 Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ Award for Best Australian Instrumental Album. The project was conceived in 2007 from a mutual respect and love for open, interactive music making, and a desire to explore original compositions and improvisations in an intimate duo format.
Sydney-based tenor saxophonist Julian Banks’ Trio comprises long-time friends and musical allies, Christopher Hale (6 string semi acoustic bass guitar) and Rory McDougall (drums). A modern take on the traditional saxophone trio, this powerhouse group delights in interacting over the strong melodic platform of Julian’s compositions, seamlessly moving from crystalline melodic sections into heavy hitting jazz.