Come along to the Brisbane Jazz Club this Sunday 19th May, where JMI will be presenting a showcase of our student talent. JMI students will be performing a range of classic jazz repertoire. The performance will run from 6 – 9pm with doors open at 5:30pm. Ticket prices are: Club Members only $20 / Non-Members $25 / Govt Conc $22 / Students $15 / Child $10 (5-12yrs). Click here to pre-book tickets from the Brisbane Jazz Club. This performance is sure to be a swingin’ showcase of jazz!
JMI students have joined in the celebrations of International Jazz Day by marching with other members of the public from King George Square to the Queens St Mall in Brisbane’s CBD on April 30. It was a great success, with the march led by jazz virtuoso James Morrison. The students had a fun, swingin’ time raising awareness of this great artform we call “jazz”. Here’s a few pictures from the day (photos by Annette Eldershaw, Gus Murrell, Mel Lathouras):
The amazing jazz trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist, James Morrison, has been in Brisbane as Artistic Director of the Queensland Music Festival. While James has been here, he dropped into JMI to hear our students perform and offer some fantastic constructive advice. James spoke of the things he learned while playing with jazz greats such as Ray Brown and was very generous with his time, knowledge and experience. Here’s what James had to say about JMI after the workshop:
“The JMI is a unique school in Australia, offering jazz education through to degree level that is all about playing the music. The knowledge and dedication of the staff, the curriculum and the passion of the students all go to make this a place that every aspiring jazz musician should experience.”
JMI would like to sincerely thank James for spending time with our students and selflessly imparting his wealth of jazz knowledge.
Over the Christmas break Dan Quigley, JMI’s head of school, had a meeting with Wynton Marsalis, the world-renowned jazz musician and educator and Managing Director of Jazz at the Lincoln Centre in New York. Here’s what Wynton had to say about JMI after the meeting:
“This is one of the first jazz curriculums that addresses the entire fundamental range of jazz styles; from New Orleans to Bebop to Modern, it’s all there. Dan Quigley has developed a template that should be followed by schools who are serious about the study and performance of jazz music”
Wynton Marsalis, Artistic and Managing Director; Jazz at Lincoln Center
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