MJC Presents: Svoboda/O'Connor/McLean

The scheduled trio for this concert was Svoboda/O’Connor/Green, which brings together three musicians who turned to jazz esoterica in their formative years in Brisbane: drummer Tim Green, double bassist Helen Svoboda and pianist Joe O’Connor. While O’Connor and Svoboda are now both based in Melbourne, COVID-issues made it impractical for Green to travel from Brisbane for their CD preview Launch. 

Replacing Green will be drummer James McLean, in a first meeting of these three musicians in a trio context.
McLean (2016 Freedman Fellow), Helen Svoboda (2020 Freedman Fellow) and Joe O'Connor (2013 National Jazz Award winner) are singular artists whose diverse musical outputs find common ground in experimental jazz traditions that have flourished underground since the 1960s. Improvisations will be guided by a compositional sensibility, and standards will be rendered with the freshness and risk of free improvisation. 
The trio’s lyrical approach is inspired by the innovations of Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Paul Motion, Andrew Cyrille and Kris Davis. Their expansive ensemble flow will be under-pinned by simmering counterpoint and a compositional sensibility.

Doors Open 20 Jun 2021 7:00 pm
Music Starts 20 Jun 2021 7:30 pm
Online sales end (Unsold tickets available at door) 20 Jun 2021 6:30 pm
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia Brunswick , Vic 3056 Australia
The Jazzlab

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price
General Admission $25.00

Student, Health Care, Seniors, RRR, PBS, and Music Victoria Card holders


Location Map

Contact Info

27 Leslie St, Brunswick
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Phone: (03) 9080 4398


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