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Quentin Angus Quintet (USA/AUS) – 21/10/22

Friday the 21st of October, 2022
10 Exhibition St, Bowen Hills
Doors from 7:30PM
Music starts on the downbeat of 8PM
Head to our Humanitix to purchase limited seated tickets

The State of Things Album Launch

Guitarist/composer Quentin Angus released a critically acclaimed album, The State of Things, on March 18th 2022, with record label Outside In Music (Featuring Nate Smith [drums] and Michael Mayo [voice]). The recording reflects Angus’ life experiences, including becoming a father, embarking on a Professorship (at the City University of New York), the challenges and rewards of living and working in NYC, observing the political, social and environmental turmoil of America and beyond, and much more.

The State of Things is a cohesive book of music, utilising elements of rock, pop and R&B, and Angus has assembled a stellar line up of Australia’s top jazz artists for an exciting CD release tour of Australia in October. The band features Jo Lawry (Voice), Steve Barry (Piano), Sam Anning (Bass), and Ben VanderWal (Drums).

What are critics saying about the new album?

“Angus is one of Australia’s brightest stars on the International Jazz Scene” – ABC Jazz (Australia)

“One of my favourite albums to date so far! A selection of beautiful original compositions, outside of the box arrangements of jazz standards and a stellar band” – Ruth Fisher (Jazz FM, UK)

“A force on the scene in New York. The crisp clarity of his playing on The State of Things, along with the cohesion of the group he has assembled, speaks volumes.” – Nate Chinen (WBGO/New York Times)


Quentin Angus – Guitar
Jo Lawry – Voice
Steve Barry – Piano
Sam Anning – Bass
Ben VanderWal – Drums

How do I purchase a ticket?

Tickets are being sold through Humanitix. Purchase limited seated tickets here. Due to JMI Live being an intimate space, we have a maximum number of guests allowed in the venue. We highly recommend it is best to get in early before tickets sell out.

What is 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.


JMI Live is located at 10 Exhibition Street, Bowen Hills.

JMI Live is a COVID Safe venue

Attendance at JMI Live performances

We kindly ask that if you are feeling unwell or showing flu-like symptoms, please do not attend JMI Live. When purchasing a ticket, you agree to only attend a JMI Live event if you are in good health and have not been in close contact with a person who is COVID-19 positive or has travelled overseas or to a COVID-19 hotspot in the past 14 days.

For contact tracing purposes, please check in via our QR code sign-in upon arrival. Please ensure that whilst within our venue, you are adhering to social distancing measures as per venue signage. Please ensure you are also implementing strong hygienic practices (e.g. using hand-sanitiser, thoroughly washing hands and covering the mouth when sneezing or coughing).

If you suspect that you have contracted an infection or have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending an event at JMI Live, please contact the JMI office (07 3216 1110 or email play@jazz.qld.edu.au) as soon as possible.

Ticket Refund Policy

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms and are unable to attend after having purchased a ticket, please contact the JMI office (07 3216 1110 or email play@jazz.qld.edu.au) as soon as possible during business hours (10AM-4PM) to let us know you won’t be able to attend. A full refund will be given if we are contacted prior to a performance. Refunds will not be processed if we are contacted after the gig.

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