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Speedball

  • Wollongong Conservatorium of Music Murphys Avenue Gwynneville, NSW, 2500 Australia (map)

Mat Jodrell - trumpet; Carl Mackey - saxophones; Grant Windsor - piano; Sam Anning - bass; Daniel Susnjar - drums

Dynamic, long-running, Australian group Speedball has thrilled audiences since 2000. Their signature brand of no-holds-barred, high intensity performances has earned them a reputation as one of the country’s most exciting ensembles. Members of the band have performed with heavyweights such as Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Lovano, Chick Corea, Terence Blanchard, Miguel Zenon, Jose James, Gregory Porter, and Kenny Werner. The combined accolades of the group's members are extensive, including a Clifford Brown/Stan Getz fellow, an APRA Professional Development Award, Bell Awards, ARIA nominations, National Jazz Awards, James Morrison Scholarship recipients, and MCA Freedman Fellowship finalists. After an extended hiatus, 2017 found Speedball back together and finally releasing their debut album, 'We Have Moved’ to critical acclaim. The album was a nominee for 'Best Jazz Album' in The Age Music Victoria Awards in 2017. This year, the album was nominated for 3 prestigious Bell Awards, taking out 'Best Australian Jazz Song' for Mat Jodrell's 'Judgement Day.'

$17G/$12C/$10S online or $20G/$15C/$10S at the door

Earlier Event: September 14
L'Heure Exquise featuring Jose Carbo Trio
Later Event: September 30
Aaron McCoullough Quartet