Daryl McKenzie

11 Hygeia Parade, Ringwood North VIC 3134, Australia
11 Hygeia Pde Ringwood Nth Vic 3134 Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 12.94 mi
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271A Carlisle St, Balaclava, Victoria, Australia 12.99 mi
Balaclava VIC 3183, Australia 12.99 mi
03 9537 715503 9537 7155
578 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia 13.15 mi
Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia 13.19 mi
03 8415 106703 8415 1067
317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia 13.21 mi
03 9486 242303 9486 2423
377 Rae Street, Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia 13.21 mi
03 9481 338403 9481 3384
1st/177 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia 13.24 mi
2 Saint Andrews Place, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia 13.25 mi
3/229 Brighton Road, Elwood VIC 3184, Australia 13.34 mi
03 9525 702203 9525 7022
30 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia 13.37 mi
(03) 9417 6420(03) 9417 6420
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053 13.49 mi
St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC, Australia 13.51 mi

Paul Grabowsky is a pianist, composer, conductor and founder of the Australian Art Orchestra. Born in Papua New Guinea in 1958, and raised in Melbourne Australia, he began classical piano lessons as a five-year-old, studying with Mack Jost from 1965-1978. He began informal studies in jazz around 1976, and devoted his energies fully to improvised music from 1978. Paul lived in Munich, Germany from 1980-1985, where he was active on the local and European jazz scenes, performing and/or recording with Johnny Griffin, Chet Baker, Art Farmer, Benny Bailey, Guenther Klatt, Marty Cook and many others. He returned to Australia in 1986.

In 1983, he formed the Paul Grabowsky Trio, winner of two ARIA awards and still one of Australia’s longest-living and most influential bands. Their latest recording Big Adventure was released in November 2004 on ABC Classics.

As a performer, he became known for his work with the Wizards of Oz, a group he co-lead from 1987-1989 with saxophonist Dale Barlow and Vince Jones, and for whom he was musical director from 1988-89. From 1990-1992 Paul lead the Groovematics, the band on the nightly national television show Tonight Live.
He performs and records regularly with singers Robyn Archer andKatie Noonan (george / Elixir).
In 1994, he founded the Australian Art Orchestra that features the cream of Australian improvising musicians.

Paul produced and presented the television series Access All Areas in 1996, and was Commissioning Editor for ABC Television Arts and Entertainment 1996 -1998.

He is regarded as one of Australia’s foremost screen composers, working with such directors as Fred Schepisi (Empire Falls, Last Orders), Paul Cox (Human Touch, Innocence), John Irvin (The Grooming, Shiner) and Gillian Armstrong (The Last Days of Chez Nous). His television credits are numerous and include the ABC series Phoenix and Janus and the award-winning Channel Ten mini-series Jessica directed by Peter Andrikidis.

His works for the theatre include the operas The Mercenary(1997-99) and Love in the Age of Therapy (2000-2001). His music for the shadow play The Theft of Sita (1999-2000) won a Helpmann award. Before Time Could Change Us – a Song Cycle with lyrics by Dorothy Porter and music by Paul Grabowsky – is scheduled for a 2005 CD release featuring Katie Noonan and the Paul Grabowsky Trio with Scott Tinkler.

In 2004 Tales of Time and Space (Warner) was released to critical acclaim. Paul recorded this in New York with Branford Marsalis,Joe Lovano, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Ed Schuller and Scott Tinkler.
Photo Credit: Jeff Wassmann
Tinkler Rex Grabowsky Edie (2005)
Tales of Time and Space (2004)

Brighton VIC 3186, Australia 13.62 mi
+61 3 9503 0372+61 3 9503 0372
Carlton VIC 3053, Australia 13.66 mi
Formed in 1983, the Melbourne Jazz Co-op has been supporting jazz and improvised music continuously for more than 25 years.  Since presenting the Browne-Costello-Grabowsky Trio at its inaugural concert in January 1983, the MJC has presented hundreds of performances featuring many of Australia’s most respected musicians, from Melbourne and interstate, as well as a number of international artists who otherwise may not have performed in Melbourne. In 2009, the MJC presented 152 performances featuring over 130 ensembles.

The MJC has premiered several important new projects, including the Paul Grabowsky Orchestra (forerunner to the Australian Art Orchestra) and Andrea Keller’s Bartok Project.  On top of this the MJC has regularly debuted interstate acts, providing a vital link in any Australian tour, and exposing Melbourne audiences to the best jazz from across the country.  Of note, the MJC provided Melbourne debuts for The Necks, the catholics, Sandy Evans, the Mike Nock Quartet and Bernie McGann Quartet.

This has all been done while the MJC maintains its core work – providing opportunities for local musicians to present new work in some of the country’s best jazz venues.  High standards have been set by the established generations, and the younger generations of musicians have well lived up to expectations.  The MJC has supported performances by the finest musicians emerging on the scene, such as Marc Hannaford, Sam Anning, Shannon Barnett, Aaron Choulai and Gian Slater.

Since 1993 the majority of MJC performances have been at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, though in recent years the regular program expanded to include performances at the Paris Cat, as well as supporting other performances around Melbourne.  In 1992 the MJC was responsible for bringing jazz in concert format to the Melbourne Festival for the first time, and in 1997 the MJC founded the Melbourne International Women’s Jazz Festival, organizing the festival until 2004 before handing it over to a Festival Board.The MJC presents the largest program of its type in Australia, and is a crucial element in Melbourne’s diverse arts scene.

Contact Person: Martin Jackson, email: martin@mjc.org.au

234 St Kilda Road, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia 13.69 mi
1/113 Fitzroy St St Kilda VIC 3182 Australia 13.75 mi
04 0982 200804 0982 2008
PO Box 6833 Melbourne Vic 3004 13.76 mi
132 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000 13.76 mi
25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia 13.78 mi

Widely regarded as Australia’s premier Jazz Club, Bennetts Lane is open 7 nights a week and features the best of local, interstate and international musicians.

Contact Person: Michael Tortoni

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