Meeting Points Series: Old Grooves for New Streets

Concert or Performance

23 Jun 2019

See some of Australia’s most influential world jazz musicians in this one-off intimate concert.

A chance meeting in 2001 between trumpeter/composer Peter Knight, and traditional Vietnamese virtuoso Dung Nguyen, marked the beginning of a remarkable collaboration with iconic world jazz band Way Out West.
Based on the critically acclaimed 2007 album of the same name, Old Grooves for New Streets now brings Knight and Nguyen’s collaborations into the world of the Australian Art Orchestra. Featuring some of the founding members of Way Out West, audiences will hear Knight’s original compositions in new arrangements written exclusively for this performance.

This Meeting Points Series concert is the first time that Knight and Nguyen have collaborated in over a decade, and they will reinvent some of the cult jazz they quickly became known for with Way Out West. Nguyen will be playing Vietnamese zithers, the dan tranh and dan bau, with Knight on trumpet and electronics. They’ll be joined by Way Out West percussionist, Ray Pereira (congas, djembe and balafon), rising jazz saxophonist Cheryl Durongpisitkul, composer and jazz heavyweight Christopher Hale on electronic bass guitar and award-winning young drummer James McLean.

Event Times

23 Jun 2019

Once Only Event

Venue

The Pavilion - Arts Centre Melbourne

100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 3000

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