Thursday 18/5/17 -Sunday 21/5/17
BALKAN JAM on Thursday, 18/5/17 at 8pm:
This jam is lead by the leader of Australia's only Balkan brass orchestra Opa and often other members of Opa join! Come and jam out on the funky east west fusion that is Balkan music. Learn tunes or improv with other players or just come and enjoy with a shot of authentic Serbian Slivovic….
ANGUS GRAY TRIO on Friday, 19/5/17 at 8pm:
A collaborative project with an eye for aural storytelling and cinematic scope, the Angus Gray Trio plays new works aiming infuse nuanced art-jazz with an irresistible melodic accessibility.
LOUISA JOY WISE on Saturday, 20/5/17 at 5pm:
Louisa Wise plays fiddle, dulcimer, guitar, piano, spoons, mouthbow and teapot. Her award winning original and trad songs and tunes will get your toes tapping and give you something to think about. Contemporary folk.
SAMASSIN on Saturday, 20/5/17 at 8pm:
Earthy, vibrant , original eastern-tinged world fusion, with exotic rhythms and cinematic beauty...a musical adventure and treat for the soul.
Samassin released their first album last year rich with exotic melodies and grooves, each piece a vivid and emotional journey. Written by Kirsty Pittman and beautifully interpreted by the band, these enigmatic compositions draw on the influences of jazz and traditional rhythmic ideas from the Middle East and Balkans. Featuring Belinda Woods on Flutes, Gustavo Moreno on Percussion, Kirsty Pittman on Guitar/ voice and Jar Lim on Bass clarinet.
LISSA JAYNE AND MARK CAMPBELL on Sunday, 21/5/17 at 5pm:
Lissa Jayne will be playing tracks from her recently launched debut EP 'No Place in Your World'.
"The music on No Place in Your World by Lissa Jayne Music is some of the most original music I have heard in recent months. It’s hard to pinpoint and that's what I like about it. There’s not only something unique about her vocals but the music as well" Jamie Funk (divideandconquermusic.com).
Lissa Jayne will be sharing the stage with Mark Campbell of Mark Campbell and the Ravens. Mark will be playing a set from 5PM.
"That lyric was so good, I had to write it on my arm" - Glen Hansard (Writer of "Once", The Frames.)
Mark Campbell has a growing reputation for crafting heartbreaking, tender songs, and putting on amazing shows with his band, The Ravens. Having been a key member of 'Folding For Air', and 'Souls on Board,' he has now built a "wall of sound" behind songs that "ooze honesty." (Beat Mag.) Accompanied by a horn and string section, the band weave a rootsy blend of acid country, rock, and folk that has seen them already support such luminaries as Ross McLennan (Snout), The Gin Club, Machine Translations and Sarah McLeod (Superjesus).
FELIX MEREDITH on Sunday, 21/5/17 at 8pm:
Felix Meredith presents trumpet jazz solos. From modal to modern/experimental this young player has it all covered.