Jazz Music Institute (JMI) is a higher education provider based in Brisbane, Australia delivering accredited courses in music specialising in jazz performance. JMI also runs a jazz club on campus open to the public every Thursday and Friday night called JMI Live. The sessions have been streaming live from Facebook and YouTube, reaching a broader audience – and creating an amazing archive of performances.
The club may be closed, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the gigs are still going ahead online, every Thursday.
This week JMI Live featured pianist (and drummer)Mitch Bellert and bassist Elliott Parker, bringing much-needed relief in the form of straight-ahead jazz. The JMI alumni have performed together for the last seven years in many settings, and Thursday’s performance was a fine example of their rapport.