24 May Wednesday – Matt McMahon: Solo & Trio
Wednesday 24 May, 8.30pm
Tonight, join us for an intimate night of piano music with acclaimed composer/pianist Matt McMahon, who will perform both a solo and trio set.
In 2014, Sydney pianist Matt McMahon released his first solo piano album The Voyage of Mary and William to great acclaim.
Winner of many prestigious awards, including the Freedman and National Jazz Awards, Matt McMahon is a leading Australian pianist/composer with many outstanding groups and albums to his credit. He leads the Matt McMahon Trio and is a co-leader of the Band of Five Names with which he has recorded several albums.
Matt is also the musical director for Vince Jones and a frequent collaborator (live and recorded) with such artists as Phil Slater, Katie Noonan, Sandy Evans, Simon Barker, Dale Barlow, Joseph Tawadros and many other Australian and international jazz greats.
His recent albums include Paths and Streams and Ellipsis, both recorded for the Kimnara label.
He has always collaborated with other artists in diverse areas of music making and as a soloist, draws on his love of piano playing in all its forms.
Tonight, you can expect improvisations that reflect his musical interests and heritage – paying particular tribute to his forebears Mary and William Navin who came to Australia from Ireland in 1847.
Joining him are:
Jono Brown – bass, Simon Barker -drums
“Matt McMahon reveals himself even further as a true master of the art we call Jazz. Over twelve solo pieces, McMahon converses with both himself, the history of Jazz and everything in life and music that has brought him to this point. ….Nostalgic reverie and half-remembered perfumes drift in and out of his notes as he plays. It is deeply felt and greatly affecting – as is all this music: McMahon connecting emotionally to the music throughout”. John Hardaker, Australianjazz.net
$34.50 Drinks & Show (table seating)
General Admission, Concession, Drinks & Show
22 June 2016
Date: 24 May 2017
Start time: 20:30
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442