jazz and improvised music


Freedman New Jazz Series
Marc Hannaford Quartet
DATE Friday 29th May 2015
TIME 8.30-11pm
VENUE Foundry 616
TICKETS $35/25/30 +booking fee
(Non-Member, Member, Student)
book online or call 9211 9442

Startling . . . one of the most forward-thinking jazz musicians in his harmonic and rhythmic conception, as well as being one of the most engaging pianists we have. - John Shand (Sydney Morning Herald)

I have never heard jazz like Marc’s- the intricate rhythms are mesmerising, the improvisation continually surprises, the blend of heritage and innovation full of wit and amazement. This is a true musical mind finding its own new path- Richard Letts (Freedman Foundation)
Marc Hannaford is known as one Australia's most exciting improvising pianists. He combines many elements from American and Australian jazz traditions, western art music and south Indian classical music creates multi-faceted and energetic contemporary improvised music.
Winner of the Freedman Fellowship, this project with US musicians Ellery Eskelin and Tom Rainey is the fruit of his project.  Marc is a Dean's Fellow in the prestigious PhD program at Columbia University, New York, where he currently resides.
Marc has released four CDs under his own name and garnered serious recognition over the past few years. He was awarded the 2013 Jazz Bell Award for most original album (Sacrophile), and the 2013 APRA Art Award for best work (Anda Two).  He has achieved success with various collaborative groups including The Antripodean Collective, whose album Funcall was named one of the best releases of 2008 by All About Jazz, New York. Homage, with Allan Browne and Sam Anning, received the 2010 Jazz Bell Award for best traditional jazz album, was nominated for a 2009 A.I.R. award, and named album of the year in both the Herald Sun and Rhythms Magazine. 
This is the third concert in our Freedman New Jazz Master series, which celebrates the work of past recipients of the prestigious Freedman Jazz Fellowship Award.
Marc Hannaford (piano) Scott Tinkler (trumpet) Ellery Eskelin (saxophone) and Tom Rainey (drums)