Reuben Lewis – Miroslav Bukowski – Ronny Ferella – Geoff Hughes
Start Time 6pm
On the 9th of July the Drill Hall Gallery will play host to a jazz performance of free improvisation. We are happy to welcome back Reuben Lewis on trumpet and Miro Bukowski on trumpet, flugelhorn and percussion, to perform with Ronny Ferella on drums and the Melbourne guitarist Geoff Hughes.
Reuben Lewis, Trumpeter, composer, improviser, is a driving new force in the Australian Jazz and Experimental music community. Reuben is a graduate of The Australian National University in Jazz Performance and Composition. After returning from his 2012 tour of Sweden, Poland and Germany Reuben has become a permanent resident of Melbourne where he performs regularly in a plethora of musical outfits.
Miroslav Bukowski was the head trumpet teacher for the ANU School of Music Jazz department in Canberra for many years. He was one of the founders of the renowned Jazz ensemble the Ten Part Invention (TPI) with Roger Frampton and John Pochee; has played with the Free Boppers, the KMA Orchestra and the Australian Art Orchestra. He has led the award – winning ensemble Wunderlust for many years and remains active, composing and performing with them and TPI. He is a staunch experimenter and improviser and relishes the opportunity that this new grouping provides.
Ronny Ferella – drummer, composer and educator based in Melbourne, Australia. Since moving to Melbourne from Adelaide in 1995 Ronny has established himself as a versatile and continuously curious music maker. He initially established his reputation as a performer and composer through his group IshIsh, national and international touring. His musical endeavours cover wide stylistic ground and include Blues, roots, early jazz, contemporary jazz, electro acostic and improvised music.
Geoff Hughes is one of Australia’s leading improvising guitarists, and music educators, with over 25 ears of professional experience of playing and teaching in Australia and overseas. With a strong harmonic sensibility, and an exploratory instinct for tone colour and musical touch, he is a unique voice on the Australian scene.