JMO & Florian Ross - Wollongong NSW
Oct
29
7:30 pm19:30

JMO & Florian Ross - Wollongong NSW

  • Wollongong Performing Arts HS

JMO re-unites with German pianist and composer, Florian Ross. The JMO's tour with Florian in 2006 was a landmark occasion in the JMO's development and since that tour Florian Ross has gone on to become one of the worlds most respected and in-demand contemporary composers and the JMO has kicked a couple of goals too....it will be fascinating to hear the results of this amazing collaboration. Supported by Goethe Institut.

JMO & Florian Ross
Oct
27
8:30 pm20:30

JMO & Florian Ross

  • Foundry 616

JMO re-unites with German pianist and composer, Florian Ross. The JMO's tour with Florian in 2006 was a landmark occasion in the JMO's development and since that tour Florian Ross has gone on to become one of the worlds most respected and in-demand contemporary composers and the JMO has kicked a couple of goals too....it will be fascinating to hear the results of this amazing collaboration. Supported by Goethe Institut. 

Support set by Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra

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JMO Fiddes vs Tinkler CD Launch PLUS Florian Ross
Oct
26
7:30 pm19:30

JMO Fiddes vs Tinkler CD Launch PLUS Florian Ross

  • Bennetts Lane

MASSIVE DOUBLE HEADER

Two amazing sets of music....CD Launch of Fiddes vs Tinkler and also a set with guest international artist, Florian Ross.

Florian Ross' half of the concert is presented in association with the Goethe Institut

CD Launch Fiddes vs Tinkler
Jul
25
6:30 pm18:30

CD Launch Fiddes vs Tinkler

  • Foundry 616

Rattle Records and the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra proudly announce the official launch of Fiddes vs Tinkler, featuring trumpeter Scott Tinkler and composer Andy Fiddes.

July 25, Foundry 616, 616 Harris St, Ultimo NSW

Tickets $25 / $20 (conc.) contact Foundry 616 for bookings (02) 9211 9442

Celebrated trumpeter Scott Tinkler and composer Andy Fiddes have teamed up with Australia’s leading jazz orchestra to create a superb new album for Rattle Jazz. Further affirming it’s artistic mission, the Sydney-based Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra has produced a recording that highlights the exceptional depth and breadth of talent at the cutting edge of the Australian jazz scene, a work of great quality and nuance.

A powerhouse of energy and sound, JMO seeks to blur the boundaries between generic musical forms, delivered through the dynamic, rhythmic, and textural context of the large ensemble setting, and by judiciously selecting original music from Australasia’s most accomplished composers.

We spent 18 months developing this collaboration, a powerfully contemporary work that combines one of our most internationally renowned improvisers, Scott Tinkler, alongside one of the most innovative jazz composers working today, Andy Fiddes,” says David Theak, JMO co-founder and Artistic Director. “The compositions were written as an extended work to showcase trumpeter Scott Tinkler in a big band setting. From its inception in 2003, the JMO has steadily worked towards this, our most ambitious large scale project.”

This is our second release for New Zealand’s fantastic Rattle Jazz label. We love Rattle’s commitment to quality in sound and design, and the fact they have such an interesting and diverse roster of artists, a showcase for the originality and fire of Australasian jazz.”

 Recording available on Amazon, iTunes, Amplifier, Mighty Ape, and from the Rattle website. For more album details or to purchase CLICK HERE 

JMO and James Muller - Randwick Town Hall
May
13
7:00 pm19:00

JMO and James Muller - Randwick Town Hall

  • Randwick Town Hall

Two of the biggest names in Australian jazz join forces to present an incredible celebration of Australian music. The In-flight Bar and Diner opens at 6pm serving delicious snacks and a selection of wines and beers.

Miguel Zenón Quartet with the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra - MIJF Event
Jun
5
7:00 pm19:00

Miguel Zenón Quartet with the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra - MIJF Event

  • Merlyn Theatre

Widely considered among the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, Miguel Zenón has also developed a unique voice as a composer and conceptualist.  One of over one million New York residents of Puerto Rican origin, he marries the rich traditions of Latin American folkloric music and jazz.

Zenón's audacious new work Identities are Changeable is inspired by themes of cultural identity and place, seamlessly fusing irresistible rhythms with intricate orchestral arrangements.

Dynamic and intensely powerful, this six-part epic will be brought to life by Sydney’s Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra and Zenón’s own long-time quartet, featuring some of the leading musicians in contemporary jazz.

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Miguel Zenon Quartet (USA) with Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra - VIVID Sydney Event
Jun
4
8:30 pm20:30

Miguel Zenon Quartet (USA) with Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra - VIVID Sydney Event

  • The Basement

Following on from their recent Sold out Sydney Festival appearance, the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra teams up with Miguel Zenon, one of the worlds most celebrated saxophonists and his quartet from New York for a concert of epic proportions.

Blending the often contradictory poles of innovation and tradition, Miguel Zenon has a unique voice as a composer and conceptualists, marrying the rich traditions of Latin American folkloric music and jazz.

Widely considered amongst the most ground breaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, Zenon topped both the Jazz Artist of the Year and Alto Saxophonist categories on the 2104 Jazz Times Critics Poll.

Zenon's work is inspired by themes of cultural identity and place, seamlessly fusing irresistible rhythms with intricate orchestral arrangements. Dynamic, audacious and intensely powerful, the six-part orchestral epic will be reimagined by Sydney's Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra and Zenon's own long-time quartet, featuring some of the leading musicians in contemporary jazz.

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