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Improvisation & Composition Workshop with Rafael Karlen

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JMI proudly presents an Improvisation & Composition Workshop with Rafael Karlen!

Friday 2nd September
SPECIAL DEAL: $40 ENTRY+BF includes admission to WORKSHOP & GIG (8-10PM)!
10 Exhibition St, Bowen Hills aka JMI Live! (look for the big red doors!)

Rafael Karlen is an ARIA-Nominated composer, saxophonist, and arranger based in Sydney. He has continued to build a reputation as one of the more creative, exciting and surprising musicians on the Australian music scene. Rafael’s music has been performed by small jazz groups, rock and pop ensembles, big bands through to chamber orchestras, choirs, and string quartets. He has performed throughout Australia and New Zealand, and in Canada, Cambodia, England, Scotland and Sweden.

Rafael has received many awards and accolades including a Winston Churchill Fellowship to travel to USA, England, Denmark, Norway, Germany and Holland to visit many of the world’s leading contemporary composers/arrangers, performers and ensembles. He was awarded the prestigious Prelude Residency and was the 2018 Composer in Residence at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House in Sydney allowing him to focus on producing new work over the course of 12 months. He has been nominated for several Freedman Fellowships, finalist in several Jazz Bell Award categories, and received an Australian Art Music Award for Excellence with the Berardi/Foran/Karlen Trio.

JMI Live is a COVID-SAFE venue.

- We kindly ask that if you are feeling unwell or showing flu-like symptoms, please do not attend JMI Live. When purchasing a ticket, you agree to only attend a JMI Live event if you are in good health and have not been in close contact with a person who is COVID-19 positive or has travelled to a COVID-19 hotspot in the past 14 days.

- Please ensure that whilst within our venue, you are adhering to social distancing measures as per venue signage. Please ensure you are also implementing strong hygienic practices (e.g. using hand-sanitiser, thoroughly washing hands and covering the mouth when sneezing or coughing).

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