MWIJF: Merinda Dias-Jayasinha Trio (QLD) & Claire Cross' Moving Targets

Merinda Dias-Jayasinha Trio

Vocalist Merinda Dias-Jayasinha presents a set of original music (with a standard or two thrown in) exploring streams of consciousness, and the states between reality and dreams. Her trio features Theo Carbo (guitar) and Isaac Gunnoo (double bassist).

Vocalist and composer Merinda Dias-Jayasinha is happiest when she is singing. Whether it be jazz, improvised, chamber, or new music, she delights in storytelling and pursuing musical excellence through her art and collaborations. Merinda leads her own jazz ensemble, the Merinda Dias-Jayasinha Quartet, and a chamber string/voice quartet, Meridians. She is also involved in a number of diverse ensembles and projects in her hometown of Brisbane, and works with a range of wonderful musicians, including John Hoffman, Steve Newcomb, and her colleagues from the Conservatorium and the Brisbane music scene. A recent Bachelor of Music (Jazz Voice) graduate from the Queensland Conservatorium, Merinda studied with renowned vocal pedagogue Dr. Irene Bartlett and celebrated Australian jazz vocalist Kristin Berardi.

 Claire Cross' Moving Targets

Restless and rhythmic, Claire Cross’ project ‘Moving Targets’ explores the experiences of stress, love, lust and loss through lyrical and unpredictable compositions. A blend of folk idioms with rich contemporary jazz harmony is woven throughout, with the band moving seamlessly from brisk intensity to immersive melancholy performance, underscoring the theme of how transient our feelings can be, never frozen in time. My desire is a Moving Target.

"Claire Cross is one of the most restless creative people in Melbourne today. As a jazz-and-beyond bassist, she will blow your mind; as a composer and bandleader, she has created a sonic world of her own” - Nikos Fotakis,

Claire Cross: Bass and Compositions
Tom Noonan: Alto Saxophone
Harry Cook: Keys
Tommy Harrison: Drums

Doors Open 05 Dec 2018 8:00 pm
Music Starts 05 Dec 2018 8:30 pm
Online sales end (Unsold tickets available at door) 05 Dec 2018 7:30 pm
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia Brunswick , Vic 3056 Australia
The Jazzlab

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price
General Admission $20.00
Concession $15.00
Unsold tickets available at the door

Location Map

Contact Info

27 Leslie St, Brunswick
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Phone: (03) 9080 4398


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