There are many varied ideas about jazz and related musical forms and St Kilda Jazz aims to promote and support such musical diversity.
FEBRUARY 1: JAZZY JEUDI WITH LEÏLA NÉGRAU
Alliance Française de Melbourne’s Basement, 51 Grey St, St Kilda.
Thursday 1 February at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Full $20 / AFM members $15. Advanced online bookings recommended as places are limited:
To welcome in the first Jazzy Jeudi of 2018 the Alliance Française is proud to present Leïla Négrau with Judex Rose on guitar, Alexander Nettlebeck on piano and Conrad Henderson on bass. Singer-percussionist Leïla Négrau hails from the Réunion Island and brings with her an eclectic mix of musical culture. She combines South American, rock and African rhythms with the traditional Maloya music from the Réunion, which she describes as ‘blues from the Indian Ocean’ having its origins in the music of the former slaves on the island. For Jazzy Jeudi, Leila will present her most Afro-jazz compositions along with some standards arranged for traditional Maloya instruments including ‘Summertime’, ‘Stormy Weather’ or ‘My Funny Valentine’.
The Future Leaders Jazz Award is designed to expose talented young musicians (18 to 30 Years) to international jazz performers and networks.
The finalists will come from the various undergraduate and professional level performance music programs in Victoria. The final judging will be held at Alliance Française de Melbourne in April 2018.
The winner of the Award will receive funding for travel and an invitation to perform in the Ubud Village Jazz Festival in Bali in August 2018 (http://ubudvillagejazzfestival.com).
Winner in 2017 Emily Wilson jazz singer currently studying at the Victorian College of the Arts
Winner of the inaugural Future Leaders Jazz Award in 2014 – Erica Tucceri (http://www.ericatucceri.com)