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  • DateSunday 26 March
  • Time5.00 - 6.30pm
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  • PriceGeneral admission: $30, Students and DHG Friends: $20

A special musical evening of contemporary composition by jazz quartet Miroslav Bukovsky, Ronny Ferrella, John Mackey and Chris Pound. Continuing Bukovsky’s generous tradition of creative responses to Drill Hall exhibitions,  this is a unique opportunity to experience new work composed in response the current show Fluent: Noŋgirrŋa Marawili & Leo Loomans. 

General Admission $30

Students: $20

Miroslav Bukovsky is one of Australia’s leading jazz trumpeters, composers and educators. After arriving in Australia in the late 60’s from Czechoslovkia after the Russian occupation, Miroslav went on to join the  jazz faculty at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In the 80’s he furthered his studies in the USA with several major teachers, including William Adam, Dave Baker, and Dave Liebman. In the mid 80’s Miroslav was a founding member of Ten Part Invention with Roger Frampton and during that period, he also formed his own group, the Aria award winning ensemble Wanderlust, which has toured extensively in Australia and internationally. Miroslav has performed with major Australian and international artists. His credits include the Daly-Wilson Big Band, Australian Art Orchestra, and Freeboppers. Last year saw him record a new CD, The Komeda Project with Andrea Keller and also perform at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival with TPI and Emil Viklicky. Miroslav is a lecturer in the Jazz Faculty at the ANU School of Music, where he holds the position of Distinguished Artist in Residence.

John Mackey (saxaphone) began playing clarinet aged 10 and then won a scholarship to study classical saxophone at age 12. John graduated from Edith Cowan University in Perth Western Australia, with a 4 year BMus in Jazz in 1990. He has been a member of Faculty at the ANU School of Music since 2000 and is currently embarked on a PhD. He has performed with many Jazz legends including BB King, Ray Charles, Johnny Griffin, Lee Konitz, Jim McNeely, Kenny Werner, Al Cohn, Mike Nock, Nat Adderley among others.

Ronny Ferella (drummer) Ferella’s own band IshIsh, for which he composes most of the material, has made quite an impact on the Australian scene – releasing four CDs. In July 2001 IshIsh performed at the prestigious Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy, and Pori Festival (Finland). Ferella leads other original improvised-based bands including Peon (a 2 drummer/electronic project) and Mandala and in 2009 launched a CD label and website, Downstream Music, which promotes improvised music made in Melbourne. In 1997 he was a finalist in National Jazz Award Drum Competition. Ronny co- founded and directed Half Bent Festival – a musician-based organisation involved in presenting concerts and he teaches Small Ensemble Studies and Principle Study (drums) at Monash University, NMIT and for The Song Room.

Chris Pound (double bass) Bassist Chris Pound hails from Canberra where he studied Music at the ANU. He has performed with a diverse range of artists from Australia and abroad, spanning a wide range of musical disciplines. His strong fundamental sound and feel have rendered him in high demand upon his return to the Australian Jazz scene.

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.