The JAZZ MUSIC INSTITUTE STAFF BAND
The JMI Summer Jazz Clinics were in town for their second local incarnation in January and the The Jazz Music Institute Staff Band played on stage at Smiths on 25 January. They comprised Dan Quigley (trumpet), Paula Girvan (piano), John Mackey (tenor), Ben Hauptmann (guitar), Eric Ajaye (bass), James Hauptmann (drums).
The Jazz Music Institute is based in Brisbane and its clinics are a direct descendant of the Jamey Aebersold clinics that came to Australia in the 1970.
“The audience was generous; the playing was stunning; the authenticity and purpose of jazz was evident. Great night from a great set of players. Thrilling.” (Eric Pozza -canberrajazz.net)
Recorded by Eric Pozza; produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM.