Lonnie Liston Smith (US) will grace Australian shores for the first time, bringing his 40-year-strong legacy to Red Bull Music Presents for an evening of enlightening, cosmic and modern jazz. Leading the star-aligning affair of supports will be Melbourne’s Mandarin Dreams, an art-based music collective performing across a myriad of instruments and featuring members of Hiatus Kaiyote, Swooping Duck alongside Silent Jay and Jace XL. Joining them will be Grammy nominated ARIA award-winning jazz pianist and composer, Barney McAll, Crown Ruler family DJ, Lori and PBS Radio favourite Shio who presents the station’s weekly jazz-focused program Eternal Rhythm.Having worked alongside pioneers of the genre including Miles Davis, Pharaoh Sanders and Roland Kirk, Smith not only has an enduring influence among his peers, but his work continues to be an important backbone for sampling amid the world’s hip-hop community. Featured across hits from Jay-Z and Nas, to today’s new breed including Vince Staples and Joey Badass, Smith’s music and collaborations appear on over 230 tracks to date.
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