Paul Grabowsky Sextet
- Date: Friday, 29 May 2009, 8pm
- Venue: The Ellington Jazz Club — 191 Beaufort Street, Northbridge, Perth, WA
- Tickets: $25-$8 — Tickets can be purchased online
Paul Grabowsky is without doubt one of the finest musicians, composers and artistic minds in Australia. Classically trained - he had ambitions to become a conductor, before becoming absorbed in jazz as a teenager - he quit his studies at the Melbourne Conservatorium to concentrate on jazz.
In 1980, he received an Australia Council grant which enabled him to travel to the USA and Europe, where he could accelerate his training as a jazz pianist. He had the chance to work with jazz legends like Chet Baker, Art Farmer and Johnny Griffin.
Then, having settled in Munich, he led his own bands, playing the music of heroes like Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, before starting to develop his own ideas as a composer.
Paul returned to Melbourne in 1984, convinced that the Australian jazz scene had great potential, and keen to be part of it.
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- Music of Paul Grabowsky
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