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PJS Presents Chris Jarrett (USA) meets Luca Ciarla (Italy), feat. the Johannes Luebbers Dectet -Online Booking Closed - Purchase Tickets At Door

Monday 16 February 8.00pm

Tonight two of Europe’s most acclaimed improvising musicians will share the stage with Australia’s most eclectic and interesting large ensemble, the Johannes Luebbers Dectet (JLD), in a one-off, special double bill.

Internationally acclaimed composer and pianist Chris Jarrett meets up with worldwide busy improviser and magician of the violin Luca Ciarla for a unique duo along the borders of contemporary music and jazz. Luca Ciarla’s spritelike playing and the quick-fingered expressivity of Chris Jarrett’s improvisations met, hugged, collided; sometimes following parallel paths and other times going in different directions only to meet at the common goal. A fascinating blend of the accessible and the challenging with a magnetic musical appeal. “A concert event experienced by an enthusiastic audience who had a chance to admire the versatile Chris Jarrett and the original and surprising Luca Ciarla in an atmosphere opulent with musical colors…an exclusive event that will stay alive in the historical musical memory of Naples.” La Gazzetta dello Spettacolo (Italy)

Led by composer Johannes Luebbers, JLD is a multi-awarding winning ensemble that features some of the best classical and jazz performers in WA performing the intricate compositions of Luebbers.

Established in 2007 the ensemble has since released two albums to critical acclaim, receiving awards for ‘Jazz Work of the Year’ (2011 APRA/AMC Art Music Awards), ‘Jazz Work of the Year’ (2009 Australian Jazz Bell Awards), ‘Jazz Song of the Year’ (2008 WAM Song Competition) and ‘Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year’ for Luebbers at the 2011 Jazz Bell Awards. The group has performed around Perth for several years, including at the inaugural Perth International Jazz Festival, and has toured nationally, performing at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival and the APRA/AMC Art Music Awards in Sydney.

For this performance the two ensembles will perform separately before coming together to premier a new work created especially for this unique group of musicians.

The performance is presented by the Perth Jazz Society



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