josh batka

Josh Batka Quintet – 17/08/23

Thursday the 17th of August, 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

Joshua’s passion for the drum-set came into fruition when he was at Just 15 years of age, when asked to fill in the chair as the drummer for his high school big band. From humble beginnings, the “consistently exciting and engaging” jazz drummer is rapidly establishing himself as a skilled freelancer, and educator within the city of Brisbane. As a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Joshua has had the great fortune of being mentored by some of Australia’s finest national, and international jazz musicians; such as the illustrious, John Parker, Paul Hudson, Steven Newcomb, James Sandon, and John Hoffman. Josh has also had the opportunity to study under some of the greatest jazz drummers around, these being John Riley (NY), Evan Sherman (NY) and Kenny Washington (NY).

Josh will be joined by a powerhouse band of Brisbane’s finest working musicians: Eden Armstrong (piano), Gabe Garcia (trumpet), Connor Sharpe (Tenor) and Connor Perkins (Bass). The group will playing classics as well as not-so common tunes by the likes of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Mingus, and Jeff Tain Watts. This is a night that is not to be missed!

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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