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 had been closed, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is now back in business, for limited guests – of course, the gigs have been still going ahead online, every Thursday.
This week JMI Live featured Joel Aspinall.
Joel Aspinall is a Brisbane Saxophonist and graduate from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. During his time at the Con, he studied under many of Australias premier saxophonists including James Sandon, Zac Hurren, Dale Barlow, Troy Roberts, Julien Wilson and Rafael Karlen. He continues to be a busy freelance performer on the Australian music scene, playing and recording with a variety of original projects including Fat Picnic, BULLHORN, Bearfoot, Pending? and First Beige.
This performance also featured current Conservatorium students Dom Machen (Drums) and Bede Prince (Double Bass), as they showcase a selection of compositions by the likes of John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Shannon Barnett, Zac Hurren and Walter Smith III.