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Venue: Uptown Jazz Café, Brunswick St, Fitzroy 8pm doors open uptownjazzcafe.com
8.30pm – 11pm music
$10 cover charge
Tuesday 29th April
8.30pm – Pete Evans Group (Perth/Melb)
Julien Wilson – Saxophone
Hugh Stuckey – Guitar
Joe O’Connor – Piano
Phil Rex – Bass
Peter Evans – Drums and Compositions
10pm – Reuben Lewis Quintet
Reuben Lewis – Trumpet
Jordan Murray – Trombone
Geoff Hughes – Guitar
Mark Shepard – Double Bass
Ronny Ferella – Drums
Trumpeter, composer, improviser, and a driving new force in the Australian Jazz and Experimental music community.
Reuben is a graduate of The Australian National University with Honours (1st class) in Jazz Performance and Composition.
In 2012 he relocated to Berlin, where he established lasting artistic roots and toured through Sweden, Poland and Germany. Since returning to Australia in 2013, Reuben has permanently relocated to the city of Melbourne, where he performs regularly in a plethora of musical outfits.
In Australia, Reuben has performed with his own ensembles at established festivals and concert series such as Jazzgroove, The Now Now Spontaneous Music & Experimental Film Series, Sound Out, Canberra International Music Festival, Capital Jazz Project, SIMA, MJC, MIC, MIUC, Jazz at the Gods Café, Lebowskis, Woodford Folk Festival, Womadelaide World Music Festival and the Wangaratta Jazz Festival. His current performance projects include the likes of established Australian musicians James Greening, Ronny Ferella, Miroslav Bukovsky, Geoff Hughes, David Tolley and Jordan Murray as well as emerging artists Luke Sweeting, Joanathan Heilbron, Callum G’Froerer.
As a composer Reuben has written for short film, classical ensembles, pop/alternative bands, reggae/roots/folk outfits and jazz/experimental/improvising ensembles ranging from solo to big band. He has been commissioned to compose educational work material for schools, has appeared in the Australian Jazz Real Book – Vol. 1 and was a finalist in the 2010 Sprogis Woods Jazz Composition Competition.
In both 2009 and 2011, Reuben received funding from the Friends of the School of Music as well as ArtsACT (2011) to release two albums – Samadhi, Fractured Spring – of original music under his own name. His third album, featuring a Berlin-based free improvised trio and electronic post-production artist, will be released in early 2014. As a collaborator he has appeared on several albums, such as The Goose is Loose – Dub Dub Goose, People and Lightbulbs – The Luke Sweeting Sextet, Live @ Alchemia Bar, Krakow – SVELIA and Trio – Praetzlich/Beierbach/Lewis (pending release in 2014 on gligg-records.com in Germany.
Reuben is a co-leader of the The Phonetic Orchestra, a contemporary music ensemble that has received a JUMP mentorship grant to collaborate with acclaimed artists Peter Knight, Jim Denley, Dale Gorfinkel and Eugene Ughetti in 2014.