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Media Release • 15 May 18

NGV partners with Melbourne International Jazz Festival for jazz-themed Friday Nights winter series

NGV International | 15 June – 5 October 2018 | Admission fees apply

In a series of performances in partnership with the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, the NGV comes alive after dark with the eclectic sounds of jazz during this season of NGV Friday Nights. Headlining the event will be Brooklyn-based, contemporary jazz trumpeter Maurice Brown whose hip-hop/funk combo has seen him record with leading artists including Florence and the Machine, Wyclef Jean, Macy Gray and The Roots.

Curated to reflect a varied range of musical experiences, the program draws inspiration from the home of jazz, New York City, with rhythmic stylings including the Great American Songbook, neo-soul, gospel, jazz-blues, hip-hop and funk.

The late-night art and music series runs alongside the NGV’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art from 15 June to 5 October 2018 at NGV International.

NGV Director Tony Ellwood said, ‘The modern masterpieces from New York’s iconic Museum of Modern Art offer the perfect setting for this season of Friday Nights, celebrating the melodies and harmonies of New York’s renowned jazz scene. Friday Nights is one of the most popular events on the NGV’s calendar and this year’s partnership with the Melbourne International Jazz Festival will further enhance visitor’s experiences with the exhibition.’

Evenings will feature two sets by the headline act with highlights including, an electric opening night show by Cookin’ On 3 Burners with soulstress Stella Angelico and a performance by Australian double and electric bassist Linda May Han Oh and Cuban pianist Fabian Almazan. Also on the line-up is Australian hip-hop duo Remi, dynamic group Speedball, Zimbabwean RnB songstress thando, and local Afro-jazz group, the Senegambian Jazz Band.

Several nights of the season will comprise a series of mini-residences curated by leading Australian musicians including Joe Chindamo, Barney McAll and Andrea Keller. Playing both original and cover compositions, and featuring a series of guest performers, Chindamo, McCall and Keller will set up residence at the NGV for three nights each during Friday Nights.

NGV Friday Nights full line-up:

Friday 15 June – Cookin’ On 3 Burners with Stella Angelico

Friday 22 June – Barney McAll: Hearing the Blood

Friday 29 June – Joe Chindamo and Zoë Black

Friday 6 July – Joe Chindamo and Julie O’Hara

Friday 13 July – Sweet Sweet Spirit: Barney McAll Interprets Doris Akers

Friday 20 July – Andrea Keller’s Five Below

Friday 27 July – Joe Chindamo Trio and special guest

Friday 3 August – thando

Friday 10 August – Barney McAll: Non-Compliance Trio

Friday 17 August – Transients Trio #1

Friday 24 August – Transients Trio #2

Friday 31 August – The Senegambian Jazz Band

Friday 7 September – Chris McNulty

Friday 14 September – Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan

Friday 21 September – Speedball

Friday 28 September – Remi

Friday 5 October – Maurice Brown

Bookings and information: NGV.MELBOURNE

Tickets:  Online: Member $25 / Adult $32 / Child $13

On the door: (subject to availability): $30 Member / $37 Adult / $18 Child

NGV Friday Nights includes after-hours access to the exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 years of modern and contemporary art, live jazz, food and bars.

MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art will be on display at NGV International from 9 June – 7 October 2018. Tickets and information are available via the NGV website: NGV.MELBOURNE. Member $23 | Adult $28 | Concession $24.50 | Child (5–15 years) $10 | Family (2 adults + 3 children) $65.

Organised by the Museum of Modern Art, New York in partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria.

Presented by Creative Victoria.

The Melbourne International Jazz festival runs from Friday 1 – Sunday 10 June.

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