STELLA: The Miles Franklin Story (arvo) MWIJF Presents: Sumire Kuribayashi Trio (Japan) + Gen Kuner Quartet (evening)


3:00 pmSunday, 4 December 2022


Jazz Lab

27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056

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Acclaimed pianist/composer Monique diMattina presents STELLA – new music telling the extraordinary life story of Australian writer Miles Franklin.


Tokyo-based pianist and composer Sumire Kuribayashi returns to Australia after her sensational debut here at the 2018 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, where she captured audiences with performances in solo, duo, trio and quartet.

Regarded as one of Japanʼs most exciting pianists with a distinctive playful lyricism and expressive touch, Sumire has released six albums under her own name (as well as a series of albums with legendary bassist Hideaki Kanazawa as ʻNIJUSOʼ) since winning the 2014 Jazz Life New Star Award. Sumire leads a wide-ranging global career spanning across Japan and Europe, where she has worked extensively with bassist Giuseppe Bassi, pianist Walter Lang, and English

musicians Jason Yarde and Mark Mondesir. Sumireʼs collaborations with Australian trumpeter Niran Dasika have resulted in the albums Suzaku (2018), recorded in Tokyo, and Kiri (2020), recorded live at Wangaratta.

For this Trio performance she will be joined by Sam Anning (double bass) and Kyrie Anderson (drums).

Sumire Kuribayashi appears courtesy of the Melbourne Jazz Co-op

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