Brunswick Music Festival is a much-loved annual music event and runs for two weeks each March. In 2018, Australia’s longest running inner-city music festival, celebrates 30 years of bringing the very best music talent, both local and international, to the stages of Brunswick.
This year, we're proud to be hosting 2 of their events - Masta Ace (USA) and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (USA)
Masta Ace has achieved so much, influenced so many and has remained relevant since 1988. With a special band for the jazz edit, get up close and personal for one night only at The Jazzlab. With nothing but foldback between Ace and the audience, this is one for the fans.
The Rose Bassett Quartet is a Melbourne based group featuring Rose on Vocals, Ronan Nicholson on Double Bass, Jake Amy on Piano and Alex Spicer on Drums.
Making their debut at the Jazzlab, the group bring together a collection of standards and contemporary music to provide a dynamic listening experience, honed in by group leader Rose Bassett's unique vocal delivery.
Madeleine & Salomon is the meeting of two artists with well-established musical visions: the vocalist and flutist Clotilde (last album In Extremis #5 American NPR annual Jazz critics poll 2013 – Debut album category, US CMJ Week 1300 Top Adds #5 – 2013, #5 ‘Best Jazz’ music category 2011 by the SundayTime ) and the pianist Alexandre Saada (Malia, Matha Reeves & the Vandellas…).
A solo concert before heading to Europe in support of a forthcoming album.
Jazz Saxophonist Jamie Oehlers. Jamie is one of the country’s leading jazz musicians, regularly touring and performing at jazz clubs and festivals throughout the world. Over the last few years he has been on stage with numerous jazz greats from around the world, including Charlie Haden, Eric Harland, Reuben Rogers, Robert Hurst, Ari Hoenig and Aaron Goldberg.
And a one, and a two and a … counting off for a special one-off performance at The Jazzlab, the brothers of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will be slip sliding and striding through their most jazz-centric repertoire.
Beautifully interactive piano and sax duo improvise on their own compositions, dark and edgy at times, supple and swooping at others, but always alive to the moment.
Sophie Min (piano), Helen Svoboda (double bass) and Lachlan Hawkins (drums) are excited to present their debut trio album entitled Three Lanes. Comprised entirely of original compositions, the album showcases the group’s desire to approach improvisation with open-mindedness, adventure and sensitivity. Having played together for five years, The Min/Svoboda/Hawkins Trio have developed a strong sense of interaction, trust and understanding, making every performance a spontaneous and honest exploration of sound.
John Scurry has been a stalwart of the Australian swing and traditional jazz scene for five decades, while simultaneously being a renowned visual artist and teacher. He has performed at major jazz festivals throughout Australia, Europe and North America withiconic bands including The Red Onions, while his paintings have been exhibited at theNational Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of NSW.
Australian Music Prize-nominated composer Luke Howard has been described as “absolutely heavenly” (Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 6) and his music as “an ambient masterclass” (Musos’ Guide), but no words can fully capture the potency of Howard’s enthralling compositions.
Charlotte Jane Quartet, features original arrangements, rare tunes and stellar musicianship by Charlotte Jane with Joe Ruberto, Michael Tortoni, Gideon Marcus (plus special guests). This long-standing collaboration has created onstage chemistry, freedom of improvisation and adventures foraging into new musical paths with outrageous swingin', smooth singin' and fusion jazz elements.
Shirazz launching their new self-titled album at the Jazz Lab! Shirazz, the band's fifth album, captures the authentic trad sound the band has become renowned for, featuring recording techniques from the golden era of acoustic jazz recordings.