Friday 21 August 2009
Friday 21 August 2009
Tickets are $20 and are available through qtix or phone 136 246 (booking fees apply).
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Paul Grabowsky Trio (8.30pm)
Renowned Australian pianist Paul Grabowsky has studied and worked internationally in New York, Munich and Switzerland. He has been awarded several accolades for his work, including the 2006 Bell Award for Australian Jazz Artist of the Year and The Rolling Stone magazine’s critics poll in 1988 and 1999 for best jazz musician of the year.
The Paul Grabowsky Trio was established in 1985, led by Grabowsky’s innovative arrangements in classical and jazz music. Drummer Niko Schäuble won the Australian Jazz Award for best drummer in 1992. Bass player Sam Anning is one of Australia’s foremost emerging jazz musicians. Anning, a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, has also studied and performed in New York, the United Kingdom and Europe.
The Paul Grabowsky Trio has played in major Australian venues including the Sydney Opera House, and with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra and international jazz acts including Johnny Griffin, Scott Hamilton and Richie Cole. The trio’s debut album Six by three (1988, Spiral Scratch) was judged Jazz Album of the Year by the 1989 Australian ARIA Awards. They have since produced When words fail (1995, Origin) and Three (2000, Origin). Grabowsky’s recent release, a tribute to New York, is Tales of time and space (2005, Sanctuary Records).
‘Grabowsky himself is a major presence on the Australian music scene, in jazz and many other genres. He writes alluring songs, graceful yet surprising, full of inspired intricacies that always resolve.’ (Thomas Conrad, Jazz Times, June 2005).
My American-Australian story talks (6pm & 7pm)
Stephanie Canfell is a co-owner of The Sky Room, The Buffalo Club and The Bowery in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. She moved from New York to Brisbane and opened The Bowery in 2003, dramatically changing Brisbane’s bar scene. More than two-thirds of the drinks on the first cocktail list were based on brown spirits—something unheard of at the time in Queensland. Taking its name from a street in New York City infamous for its speakeasies and gin joints during prohibition, The Bowery sets about to create a cocktail bar reminiscent of the 1920’s, complete with live jazz during the week and some of Brisbane's finest DJs on the weekend.