Celebrate the closing weekend of MoMA at NGV with a special Saturday Night at NGV event. 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.
RAUL’S PIANO DUO
6–7pm and 7.45–8.45pm
Raul’s Piano Duo feature the sophisticated keys of Raul Poli and Chedi June. They are a duo with a vast repertoire of Jazz standards, Classical, Contemporary, Broadway, Latin, Pop, Ballad, Soul, Funk, Reggae and original compositions . Significantly influenced by Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Chick Corea, Stevie Wonder and Chopin, Raul’s Piano Duo are known for their extensive repertoire, vocals to die for and layered smooth keys.