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 saxophonistAndrew Garton and bassist Andrew Shaw in a tribute to a recently deceased legend of jazz history Lee Konitz. Celebrating his involvement in the classic Birth of the Cool album, his ground-breaking time with Lennie Tristano and his complete devotion to a small repertoire of jazz standards, this show is taking inspiration from Konitz’s unique improvisational style and melodic sensibility.