JMI LIVE: Andrew Garton & 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 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.

Enjoy!

[And donate]

NEXT WEEK: ARMSTRONG/JENNER STANDARDS DUO

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