The Palaver Trio: Beware the Weathermakers

Dates & times

Sun 3 March 2019, 4.30 pm–5.30pm


ANU Drill Hall Gallery


Be transported by the Palaver Trio and guest John Mackey through a late afternoon immersion in Jazz at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery. The trio combine renowned Australian trumpeter and composer Miroslav Bukovsky with visiting Melbourne Jazz musicians Ronny Ferella on drums and Geoff Hughes on guitar.

Lose yourself in the exceptional ambience of these Jazz improvisation greats, while the remarkable Indigenous and non-Indigenous paintings of the Hassall Collection weave their own dialogue around you.

Entry by Donation $10 / $20


Ronny Ferella – Drummer/Composer/Educator

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 at the Pori Festival (Finland). Ferella leads other original improvised-based bands, including Peon (a 2 drummer/electronic project) and Mandala. In 2009, Ferella 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. He also teaches Small Ensemble Studies and Principle Study (drums) at Monash University, NMIT and for The Song Room.

Geoff Hughes – Guitar

Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Geoff is a highly accomplished musician. His practical knowledge of harmony and time is rare and much sought after – honing his craft whilst living and working throughout Europe in the 1980’s. During this time Geoff’s gigs included The North Holland Philharmonic,and supporting jazz greats Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, andHerb Ellis.
Since moving to Australia he’s recorded a CD “The Drop” with Allan Browne, and brought his unique sound to the bands of Joe Chindamo and Christine Sullivan. He often plays sessions with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and touring shows such as The Main Event. Geoff is a core member of teaching staff at the Victorian College of the Arts, and in 2007 he completed his Masters in Music Performance at The University of Melbourne.


Updated:  1 March 2019/ Responsible Officer:  DHG Director/ Page Contact:  Drill Hall Gallery