Jonah Grant – A Farewell & Matthew Sweeney Septet


7:00 pmWednesday, 17 August


Jazz Lab

27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056

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After a year of extensive preparations, auditions and grinding, bassist Jonah Grant makes one final pitstop at the Jazzlab to perform with his closest friends before departing for New York City to study at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music.

The band will stretch out on original music and standards that explore Jonah’s pensive reflections in a post-lockdown Melbourne and his impassioned pursuit to connect with the music and musicians of New York. It will be a heartfelt

send-off, featuring the dazzling talents of a few of Melbourne’s peerless young musicians.

Jonah Grant: Bass

Ashley Ballat: Trumpet

Jerry Li: Trumpet

Andre Lew: Tenor Saxophone

Miro Lauritz: Piano

Miles Henry: Drums

Matthew Sweeney’s Septet is full of Australia’s up and coming jazz musicians featuring original music by Matthew Sweeney. Matt has been a devoted trumpet player for many years now and in that time has won the James Morrison instrumental scholarship, done tours around Australia and the US plus has an album with the ABC with this band (Link to Album). You can expect a variety of music spanning compositions inspired by Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington and Matt’s humour and energetic spontaneity.

Matthew Sweeney – Trumpet

Flora Carbo – Alto Sax

Lachlan Hamilton – Tenor Sax

Scott van Gemert – Trombone

Harry Morrison – Bass

Patrick-Earl Danao – Drums

Jacob Hiser (Guest from Boston) – Piano

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