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 Andrew Butt Trio+
Andrew Butt Trio + emerged out of the COVID-19 fog to perform a mix of originals and eclectic standards from their soon-to-be-recorded release, Peregian. In early 2020 Andrew performed to full houses in Paris, Budapest and Prague. He returned to JMI, one of the worlds best listening jazz rooms, with some of Queenslands most innovative and creative musicians. This group is regularly featured on national and international radio and at major venues and festivals including the Brisbane International Jazz Festival, Le Baiser Sale Paris, Tanks Arts Centre Cairns, Paris Cat Jazz Club Melbourne and the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz.
In this concert, he was joined on stage by a stellar lineup featuringKellee Green (Piano/Rhodes/Composition),Toby Wren (Guitar),Aaron Jansz (Drums) andNick Quigley (Double Bass).