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BIJF: Double Bill: Peedu Kass Momentum & The Toby Wren Trio


BIJF: Double Bill: Peedu Kass Momentum & The Toby Wren Trio

  • Date: Thursday, 1 June 2017, 7:30pm - 10pm
  • Venue: Queensland Multicultural Centre — 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, QLD
  • Series: This event is part of the Brisbane International Jazz Festival 2017 series
  • Tickets: Full: $30 | Concession: $23 | Student under 25: $15 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Peedu Kass Momentum is a piano trio led by the Estonian bassist Peedu Kass. The style of this ensemble is contemporary piano trio music, with adventurous rhythms, a clear sound and a dashing stage performance. Peedu is a sought-after sideman and a prolific musician in the European jazz scene. His tours have taken him to some of the most important venues in the world. Seamus Blake, Django Bates, Tony Allen, Antonio Hart, Hayden Powell - these are just a few artists that he has worked with. The pianist of the group is the brilliant Kristjan Randalu, the ambassador of Estonian jazz in the western hemisphere. A member of the oudist Dhafer Youssef’s band, he also performs with jazz giants like Ben Monder, Ari Hoenig, Nguyen Le and Nils Petter Molvaer. Kristjan brings plenty of sparkling virtuosity and rhythmic intensity to the group. Drummer Toomas Rull is the keystone of Estonian jazz drumming. A sensitive listener and a prolific songwriter, who knows how to richen any group’s sound. His extensive sidemancareer has taken him to recordings of more than 100 albums. Momentum has performed in Canada, Germany, Russia, Hungary, Finland, Latvia and Estonia.

The Toby Wren Trio returns after an extended break with their most exciting and compelling release to date, Black Mountain. This new recording is notable for the depth of the compositional language: a seamless fusion of Wren’s orchestral work, his long engagement with jazz and folk blues, and his decade of study and collaboration with South Indian musicians of the Carnatic tradition. Where previous recordings were more deliberate and measured in their approach, featuring a mix of genres and styles, Black Mountain is singular in its focus and its coherence. Ranging from intricate and introspective to unbridled and uncompromising, Black Mountain is a must for all fans of contemporary Australian jazz.

Toby Wren - Electric Guitar
Andrew Shaw - Double Bass
Chris Vale - Drum Set

Featured non-Australian music: Peedu Kass Momentum

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