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Kristin Berardi & Steve Newcomb – 21/05/20

To our friends and family of JMI,
We have been keeping a close eye on all developments, updates and advice from Federal and State Government, as well as Health authorities. We understand that it is our responsibility to reduce the further spread of this virus and flatten the curve.
Due to the unprecedented and unfolding circumstances related to COVID-19, JMI Live will unfortunately be shutting our big red doors to the public until further notice.
However, JMI Live is blessed to have our Live-Stream up and running on both YouTube and our Facebook page.
At this present time, this gig will still be going ahead but ONLINE! 
This will be a trying time for the entertainment and hospitality industry as a whole, so please join us from 8PM every Thursday to keep the music swingin’!


Kristin Berardi is a creative musician, composer and educator and is passionate about sharing music. Kristin is one of the first calls in Australia when it comes to Jazz vocals, however she works consistently in the contemporary music field outside jazz and into the experimental field.

She has worked with musicians such as Kenny Werner, Ingrid Jensen, Thomas Morgan, Chris Walker, Jerome Jennings, Dan Weiss, Florian Ross, Dan Tepfer, Jim Pugh, Matthew Halpin, Sam Anning, Andrea Keller, James Muller, James Sherlock, Katie Noonan, Mike Nock, Miro Sprague, Wendy Matthews, Kate Miller-Heidke, Orlando Fleming, Phil Slater, Barney McAll, Julien Wilson, Jamie Oehlers, Hannah Macklin, Carl Morgan, Zac Hurren, Katie Whighton, Emma Dean and many other amazing artists.

Berardi has amassed impressive accolades throughout her career, including:
Performing in the Closing Ceremony of The Commonwealth Games 2018, National Tour of JONI:Both Sides Now, including The Sydney Opera House and Hamer Hall 2018, winning the Montreux Jazz Festival’s International Jazz Vocal Competition in 2006, supporting Al Jarreau and George Benson at Montreux Jazz Festival 2007, winning the National Freedman Fellowship, winner of National Jazz Award, Voice, 2012, winner of National Bell Award for The Best Jazz Vocal album, 2010, 2013, 2016 and was nominated for an ARIA in 2013.

Steve Newcomb is an Australian pianist and composer equally in demand for his unique touch on the piano, detailed writing, and comprehensive style of arranging that explores the realm shared by jazz and new music. He maintains an active solo career and shares the stage with a multitude of artists, performing in various styles and making “music in a knotty zone where Thelonious Monk meets classical music” (Sydney Morning Herald).

Steve has written for a wide array of musical artists, from Ben Folds, Augie March, and The Panics in the pop world, to the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras in the classical world. As an arranger, Steve has worked with countless artists including Katie Noonan, Chris McNulty, Queensland Music Festival, Metropole Orkest, among others.

Based in Brisbane, Steve is Senior Lecturer, and Head of Jazz at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Steve completed both his Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees at the Manhattan School of Music.

Individually, Berardi and Newcomb are accomplished and masterful jazz musicians. As a musical duo, they make a truly magical and encapsulating pair. Don’t miss this wonderful collaboration on our JMI Live-stream. 

Kristin Berardi – Vocal
Steve Newcomb – Piano

For those who wish to donate to the musicians during this time, follow this link: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8nvPhambZ8
100% of donations will be forwarded onto the artists.

Thursday 21st May 2020
Music from 8pm
JMI Live

JMI Live presents live jazz in Brisbane every Thursday night from 8pm and a jam session after each gig. JMI Live is renowned for its intimate setting, providing the best opportunity to listen to live jazz in Brisbane. Just like a jazz club in New York, this venue is the ideal location for great jazz music, acoustics and atmosphere. Gigs are live-streamed on our YouTube and Facebook page. 

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