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  • DateFriday September 30
  • Time5:30pm
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Join us for drinks in the gallery and some superb jazz standards by Miroslav Bukovsky and Elliot Kozary!

Born in Czechoslovakia, Miroslav graduated with Honours (Absolutorium) from Leos Janacek State Conservatorium in Ostrava. Arriving in Australia in 1968 as a refugee after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, Miroslav has had a long and established career as one of Australia’s leading jazz trumpeters, composers and educators. He was one of founding teachers of the first Jazz course in Australia at the Sydney Conservatorium in 1975.

Miroslav furthered his studies in the USA in 1981-82 in New York, LA and Indiana University, including private studies with William Adam, Dave Baker, Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker and Bobby Shew. He has performed and recorded with a variety of groups and orchestras, including Marcia Hines, Ginger Rodgers, Debbie Renolds, Bob Bertles, “Moontrane”, the Bruce Cale Orchestra, Sydney Conservatorium Orchestra, KMA Orchestra, the Freeboppers, Renee Geyer, Daly-Wilson Big Band, Monica and the Moochers, Eurogliders, Australian Crawl, Jimmy Barnes, Jump Back Jack, Carl Orr, the Mighty Reapers, Ernie Watts, the Australian Art Orchestra and more recently with John Riley and Benny Maupin. His ARIA winning band Wanderlust performed extensively at many major European and Asian festivals since 1995. He toured major festivals with TPI in Asia and USA.

Miroslav was instrumental in forming Ten Part Invention with John Pochee and Roger Frampton in 1986 and is still active as a composer and a player in this band. He formed Wanderlust in 1991. In 1999 he joined the Jazz faculty at ANU School of Music where he has taught trumpet, composition, arranging, and improvisation.

He has been Distinguished Artist in Residence with the School since 2013.

Born in Newcastle, Elliot began learning piano in 2006 at the age of five and has never stopped since. Elliot studied both jazz and classical music until the age of 13 when he began studying classical piano under Andrew Chubb up until 2019 in which he completed his certificate of performance for piano with honours.

Elliot has received multiple awards and scholarships from various eisteddfods for his playing, being awarded the smile scholarship from the Taree eisteddfod in 2015, 2016 and 2018. Elliot was fortunate enough to be able to perform with PhD Sally Walker in her “Twilight Musical Dialogues” concerts in 2019 alongside Soprano Miriam Allan. Most recently Elliot received the ANU Crompton Undergraduate Scholarship in 2021. Deciding to follow his passion for jazz, Elliot currently studies a Bachelor of music majoring in jazz piano performance at the ANU School of Music.

Masks are recommended for this event.

The Drill Hall Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.