thad jones

Thad Jones Centennial presented by Graeme Norris – 30/03/23

Thursday the 30th of March, 2023
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

Thad Jones, one of the great creators of jazz music – improviser, composer, arranger. Born on March 28, 1923 in Michigan, into a family that included siblings Hank and Elvin, both of whom also had long and influential careers as jazz musicians. Thad played the trumpet primarily, but became known as a composer and arranger, creating inspired and eternal music for the Count Basie Orchestra, and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra who performed, and are still performing every Monday night at the Village Vanguard in New York City. Thad later led the Danish Radio Orchestra, now recognised as one the world’s greatest large jazz ensembles. Thad Jones died on August 20, 1986. This performance will celebrate one hundred years since Thad Jones birth, and will feature swinging versions of his original compositions, and some of his large ensemble arrangement ideas pared down for the quintet format. The music will be presented by five of Brisbane’s finest musicians. A show not to be missed!

Photograph by Francis Wolff

Graeme Norris – tenor and soprano saxophones
Dan Quigley – trumpet
Eden Armstrong – piano
Elliott Parker – bass
Chris Evans – 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.

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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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