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Pat Jaffe (Naarm/Melbourne)

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Naarm/Melbourne based pianist Pat Jaffe returns to Brisbane to reunite with a stellar band made up of his MADE NOW MUSIC labelmates and JMI alumni/faculty. For this gig, on Pat's birthday, expect a feel good mix of Pat's compositions and Aus jazz standards. 

Pat Jaffe is a pianist/composer from Melbourne who creates music that sits somewhere at the midpoint between the jazz and classical genres. He was the recipient of the 2020 Allan Zavod Performers’ Award and has worked as an arranger/collaborator with Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote) and Academy Award winning singer-songwriter Markéta Irglová. His debut album ‘Eldorado’, was recorded in Reykjavík with the renowned Icelandic chamber ensemble, the Siggi String Quartet. He has since released two albums with Brisbane-based label MADE NOW MUSIC - ‘A Sanctuary of Quietude’, for which he and co-composer Callum Mintzis were finalists for Best Jazz/Improvised Performance at the 2022 APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards, and 'SUMMIT', a duo recording with violist Aidan Filshie. In Melbourne, Pat performs with ensembles such as the Jazzlab Orchestra, Chris McNulty Band, Johannes Luebbers' Dectet and Andrea Keller's Monday Nights at the Jazzlab. He also leads a weekly residency at Old Plates Record Bar with legendary South African drummer Brian Abrahams . 

“His music blends elements of jazz, modern classical, and minimalist pianism, falling somewhere between Brad Mehldau and Australian neo-classical pianist Luke Howard. There’s something in these woven melodies and their relaxed timing that calms the soul when peace is needed most” - Headphone Commute (UK)

Pat Jaffe - piano
Jess Spina - vocals
Tristan Rogers - trumpet
Connor Perkins - bass
Charlie Hill - drums

Doors open from 7:30PM
Music from 8pm
Look for the Big Red Doors on Exhibition St!

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