Melbourne jazz trio Refraction will immerse audiences in an evening of music and light with Refractions in Colour and Mind at the Kew Court House on Saturday 21 July.
Refraction’s line-up of Chris Broomhead on drums, Brenton Foster on piano and Jordan Tarento on double bass will be joined by Melbourne filmmaker Bethany Hamburg who will create customised visuals and lighting.
The resulting premier performance promises to be a unique musical and visual experience, melding the colours of contemporary jazz composition and improvisation together into a compelling musical soundscape.
Chris Broomhead said, “The whole show is about experiencing Refraction’s music in a different environment. Our music, which is piano trio jazz, will be taken out of the jazz club and into a more concert performance space for people to enjoy.”
The trio have played together extensively over years, performing at venues including Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Uptown Jazz Cafe, Dizzy’s Jazz Club and The Paris Cat. The group have also performed as part of the Melbourne Improvisers Collective and the Melbourne Jazz Collective. In 2015 Refraction released their debut album As We Were which was nominated for Best Jazz Album in The Age Music Victoria Awards.
The Kew Court House is an intimate performing arts venue presenting some of Australia’s most exciting artists. A former courthouse and police station, the heritage-listed building presents one-of-a-kind experiences that music lovers won’t get anywhere else in Melbourne.
Refractions in Colour and Mind
Kew Court House
188 High Street, Kew
Saturday 21 July, 8pm
Tickets: $29/ $25 for concession