MJC Presents: International Jazz Day ASRC Benefit
Jazz and Social Justice and ARC come together to celebrate International Jazz Day at the Jazzlab. The two ensembles will perform a double bill and raise funds for the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre (ASRC).
An impressive list of musicians will be taking part including Julien Wilson (saxophone), Chris Hale (bass), Leigh Fischer (drums), Javier Fredes (percussion), Jackie Bornstein (voice), Craig Fermanis (guitar), Carl Mackey (saxophone), Sam Keevers (piano), Ben Hanlon (bass), Danny Fischer (drums).
International Jazz Day was founded by the great Herbie Hancock in collaboration with UNESCO and The Theloneous Monk Institute. The day highlights the diversity of jazz and its role in promoting freedom, peace and justice.
Jazz and Social Justice
Jackie Bornstein developed Jazz and Social Justice in 2015 in response to the global rise of people needing protection from war and human rights abuses. The project aims to express the power of jazz as a force for justice, creativity and unity. The program features songs recorded by artists including Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Leonard Cohen and Vince Jones, demonstrating the range of social justice issues addressed by jazz artists from the 1930’s to the modern day.
Bandleader Julien Wilson launched ARC at the start of 2017 as a direct reaction to world events. ARC looks to global themes of resistance, revolution and struggle for inspiration, while striving to overcome the despair caused by aggression and greed, and offer in their place a myriad of connected moments of beauty, strength and hope.
ARC has no core members but aims to offer a unified channelling of the bonds of conscientious resistance to unchecked power, while simultaneously providing an uplifting balm for weary souls.
|Doors Open||29 Apr 2018 7:00 pm|
|Music Starts||29 Apr 2018 7:30 pm|
|Online sales end (Unsold tickets available at door)||29 Apr 2018 6:30 pm|
|Ticket Price||$25 or $20 concession|