NGV Friday Nights returns this winter with exclusive late night access to MoMA at NGV. Featuring a line-up of international and home-grown acts presented by the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, experience art, music and dining inspired by the city that never sleeps.
7–7.45pm & 8.45–9.30pm
Maurice Brown’s talent orbits him simultaneously through three worlds: contemporary jazz, blues-rock and cutting-edge hip hop. He is a mastermind as a trumpeter, composer, arranger and producer. When Maurice picks up his horn, his soulful melodies soar into a rarefied space that uniquely marries be-bop to hip-hop and rock, producing his own distinctive sound. Displaying an affinity for the trumpet at an early age as he won the national Miles Davis Trumpet Competition and studying under legendary clarinetist Alvin Batiste, his critically acclaimed debut album HIP TO BOP, recorded in New Orleans, foreshadowed his unique talent for creating fresh bop-inflected jazz. Maurice performs original content from his latest album The Mood, released on double vinyl in 2017.
LET THEM EAT CAKE
6–7pm and 7.45–8.45pm
Vocalist Sandy Whittem is a Melbourne-based singer, actor, comedian, director and multi-award winning musical theatre performer. Sandy is classically trained in singing, versatile across a range of genres including classical, jazz, musical theatre, pop, folk, and country. Josh Cake is a celebrated Melbourne guitarist, pianist, singer and songwriter with a background in music theatre, cabaret and comedy.