This event brings together emerging saxophonist Josh Kelly with influential and award-winning Australian guitarist, Stephen Magnusson. The night aims to celebrate mentorship and shared knowledge in the world of jazz.
The first set will consist of a duo performance by the two artists featuring compositions by Josh, arranged for duo. The music draws on many contemporary folk and pop influences, while also leaning on a jazz/improvised and modern classical aesthetic.
The second set will expand to a quartet that performs the Korean-influenced music of Josh Kelly’s Trio, with the addition of Stephen. This set will explore the music Josh wrote in his Honours study at VCA in 2015. The music is presented in a suite that explores modal principles of traditional Korean music and applies these to contemporary improvised music.
Featuring: Josh Kelly (Alto Saxophone), Stephen Magnusson (Guitar), Matt Hayes (Bass), Joseph Batrouney (Drums)
Bennetts Lane Jazz Club
25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne