The Beatnik Preachers


7:30 pmFriday, 20 January


Jazz Lab

27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056

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Musically Exquisite, Lyrically Explicit – Artistically Evocative, Socially Provocative – the Beatnik Preachers meld a blistering style of jazz with original beat-poetry to form a unique ensemble that provides a palette for both the ears and the mind.

Anthony Norris (trumpet and spoken word) joined by Rob Burke (sax) gather the funky drumming of Miles Henry and the groove of bassist Nick Haywood to drive a quintet allowing the sublime piano of Joel Smithard to evoke and provoke both melody and harmony.

Norris and Burke are melodically divine yet technically elaborate, thereby adding a unique interplay of risk and trust within the ensemble that is joyous and raucous. Firmly in the spirit of jazz whilst celebrating the human condition and investigating issues that currently face each and every one of us.

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