JMI LIVE: Toby Wren & Andrew Shaw [VIDEO]

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.

For those who wish to support this great initiative – and help musicians keep making a living – the Institute has set up a donation page on PayPal.

This week JMI Live featured guitaristToby Wren and bassist Andrew Shaw in a special performance titled:

Distancing with the Stars!

The jazz exploits of two at-risk musicians as they stand at opposite ends of the stage, clinging to their fading musicianship and a half-remembered idea of what interactive music-making used to be.

Featuring an all-crisis program including:

  • Dont Get Around Much Anymore
  • CorCOVADo-19
  • Solitude
  • I Got it Bad
  • Its Only a Toilet Paper Moon
  • Fever


[And donate]

Next week: Andrew Shaw comes back, this time in a duet with Andrew Garton