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Dan Ford

Dan Ford is a saxophonist and composer based in Brisbane, Australia. He is passionate about creating and performing Australian jazz compositions in a distinctive modern style. Originally from Canberra, Dan followed his passion for jazz and improvised music by studying at the Australian National University’s School of Music (Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours) and later a Master's degree in jazz performance at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, graduating with the Award for Academic Excellence.

Dan has since performed at a wide range of events in Europe and Australia, including the Queensland Music Festival; Meriumbula Jazz Festival; Townsville Jazz Festival; Canberra International Music Festival; and many others

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Cyclone Trio

Cyclone Trio is a head caving heavy jazz power unit of drums and saxophones, formed by Tony Irving (non-linear/free improvising drummer who founded the bands Ascension and Descension in the 90s) with drummer Tim Green and saxophonist Massimo Magee in Brisbane, Australia in 2013. The trio’s music focuses on intensity, dexterity, power and expression..

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Sean Foran

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Award winning pianist and composer Sean Foran, is a musician with a clear sense of individual aesthetic, his music is melodic, engaging, and manages to draw stylistic influences together in a vibrant manner. He has received the prestigious Brisbane City Council's Lord Mayors Emerging Artist Fellowship, APRA Professional Development Award (Jazz), the QLD Music Award for Jazz (7 times) and the APRA/AMC State Award for Excellence in Jazz. A member of the acclaimed improvising trios TRICHOTOMY & Berardi/Foran/Karlen he has collaborated with the QLD Symphony Orchestra, Expressions Dance company, international jazz artists Julian Arguelles, Froy Aagre & Pascal Schumacher plus a range of classical groups, Topology, Southern Cross Soloists, Lunaire & Collusion

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Anna Q

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Matt Harrison

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Bruce Woodward

Bruce Woodward is a jazz guitarist based in Brisbane, Australia. A graduate of the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Bruce has worked as a jazz and contemporary guitarist, arranger and musical director in Australia and internationally. In addition to a maintaining a busy performance schedule, Bruce is a Lecturer in Music at The University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

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Andrew Butt

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Andrew is a Brisbane based performer, composer and educator who has been active in the Queensland and Australian music industry over the last 25 years. Recently he has been prominent on Queensland’s jazz scene, winning the best jazz work category at the 2013/14 Queensland Music Awards and achieving multiple highly commended works in 2015, 2016 & 2017 . In 2013/14 Andrew was the recipient of a prestigious Churchill Fellowship which involved traveling to Chicago, Seattle and New York to investigate jazz performance , composition & education. Andrew’s compositions have been performed and recorded by a variety of artists including his own groups and the Enthusiastic Musicians Orchestra (EMO) a Brisbane based collective of musicians, composers, and arrangers who are predominantly dedicated to performing new Australian works

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Paula Girvan

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Brian Ford

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Greshka

Loosen your suspenders, tighten your shoelaces and get ready to flap your extremities. Greška is a five piece neo-gypsy/klezmer ensemble not unlike a chipotle and cocaine kebab: you’re not sure where it’s from, but it sure knocks you off your tits. A torn canvas of Romanian gypsy dons a filthy smear of western metal, jazz-funk and classical-arrangement. Brisbane based Greška is built on the ethos of re-popularising western-classical arrangement and uniting feuding genres such as gypsy and classical; folk and metal; drum ‘n’ bass and funk. With an entire repertoire of through composed, hyper-energetic music, Greška attack the concept of fixed genre with an onslaught of eclectic um-pahs and digga-digga-da-digga-digga-das. Past performances include the National Folk Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Queensland Multicultural Festival and the Snowy Mountains of Music; interstate tours; and a nomination for the Queensland Music Awards.


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