A progressive, improvising piano trio from Canberra.  If you liked Tim Stevens and Steven Barry, you'll like Pollen .

"Key to Amalgama is the trio's understanding of the delicate art of subtlety. Even in a moment like the rousing climax of 'Honest Iago', there's a definite restraint at play."

-Adam D Mills-Mess+Noise


A fundraiser for their ABC Melbourne recording, playing a mix of originals, jazz standards, and jewish tunes. 

You've probably seen Leonie accompanying David Campbell, Christa Hughes, or Edwina Blush.  This trio have been playing together for nearly ten years and are about to record their second album for the ABC. 

“Cohen’s own playing is spacious and lyrical whether soloing or in support. The music is seductive and melodic and the solos are often exquisite.”
Dave Curry - Canberra Times

A New Zealander recently arrived in Sydney, Steven is influencened by the trios of Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, and Brad Mehldau. With a focus on the groove, the band will play a mix of original compositions and new takes on old standards.

"At his young age I consider him to be one of the best Jazz piano players in the country (and definitely the best “Be Bop” player). He is my first choice for piano player on any gig. His talent is really quite something; and more than that - as an improviser he is inventive, creative, humorous and exciting to listen to. Steven has great time feel, amazing ears, fantastic compositional skills..." Roger Manins

with his old friends Spike Mason (sax), Richard Maegraith (sax), Tim Firth (drums)

We love it when Mark comes home for a visit.  He says his new album, Centrical, "moves freely from beautifull stripped down ballads to aggressive, distorted horn textures and loops" - they are playing different aspects of the music at Jazzgroove on Tuesday and everyone's favourite secret Jazz venue on Wednesday - on Thursday we're getting the beautiful stripped down set, see if you can get to all three!

anyone who knows Barney Wakeford will know that in the right environment he can be absolutely transcendent
with Mark Lau and Cameron Reid he is in the right environment
for the second week in a row, and the last time in years, eight oclock sharp presents the Barney Wakeford Piano Trio

John Harkins, Kevin Hunt, Barney Wakeford, Gavin Ahearn

From the early 20th century to the not so distant past, the Pre-Loved will  take you on a musical journey guaranteed to entertain and breathe new life into songs from days gone by.  Take a trip down memory lane as The Pre-Loved revive the lost art of harmony singing in an feel-good acoustic instrumental setting.

The Pre-Loved are Jess Green and Arne Hanna on vocals and guitars and Nick Hoorweg on vocals and double bass.

with Jono Brown and Simon Barker

come on.

I love watching family members improvise together.  Those moments of dischord which go right back to fighting over the last bowl of coco pops, the resolution that comes from knowing you'll be brothers your whole life. 
Ben and James Waples have both been finalists in the Wangaratta jazz competition and currently comprise two thirds of the Mike Nock trio.  It'll be perfect.

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