Jun
24
6:30 pm18:30

John Hoffman Quintet

  • Brisbane Jazz Club

http://www.brisbanejazzclub.com.au/#event|john-hoffman-quintet-3|686

Very excited to be appearing at the iconic Brisbane Jazz Club with John Hoffman Quintet. 

Featuring Elly Hoyt – vocals. Steve Newcomb – piano. Owen (OJ) Newcomb – bass and Lachlan Hawkins – drums – all Ex-Cons from Old Conservatorium. Award winning Elly Hoyt has one of the best voices in Australia and overseas with a wonderful band of friends playing melodic standards from jazz to Latin to Broadway plus some originals. So please come. You will enjoy a lovely night of music. Promise.

TICKETS

Members $20 / Non Members $30 / Members concessions $15 / Non Members concessions $25 / Students under 18 $10 + $2 Internet ticket fee (gst included). Max group of 8

 


Jun
15
8:00 pm20:00

Berardi & Newcomb @ JMI LIVE

  • JMI LIVE

http://www.jazz.qld.edu.au/2017/05/03/berardi-newcomb-play-berardi-newcomb-thu-150617/

$10 entry
Main set from 8pm
Open jam sessions from 6pm-7:30pm and 10pm-late
licensed bar ~ all ages

Berardi & Newcomb play Berardi & Newcomb

The duo will present an all originals concert, reinventing their older songs and presenting some new ones as well.

Kristin Berardi, originally from the country town of Koumala in North Queensland, is a one of Australia’s first calls when it comes to Jazz Singing. Her accolades include winning the Montreux Jazz Festival’s International Vocal Competition in 2006, supporting Al Jarreau and George Benson at Montreux Jazz Festival 2007, winning the National Freedman Fellowship 2007, receiving two National Australian Bell Awards for the Best Jazz Vocal Album for 2010& 2012, winnning the the National Jazz Award for Voice at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival (2012), and being one of five finalists in the 2013 APRA Professional Development Awards for Jazz.

Steve Newcomb is an Australian pianist and composer equally in demand for his unique touch on the piano, detailed writing, and comprehensive style of arranging that explores the realm shared by jazz and new music. He maintains an active solo career and shares the stage with a multitude of artists, performing in various styles and making “music in a knotty zone where Thelonious Monk meets classical music” (Sydney Morning Herald).

Kavita Shah Quartet @ Melbourne Jazz Festival
Jun
5
7:30 pm19:30

Kavita Shah Quartet @ Melbourne Jazz Festival

  • Uptown Jazz Cafe (Upstairs)

http://melbournejazz.com/program/kavita-shah-quartet

Kavita Shah has combined her multi-cultural background (she's of Indian descent and fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French) with her wide-ranging musical tastes to create a unique and ambitious sound. She has toured throughout the US, Canada and Europe, including performances at the Jazz Standard, Duc des Lombards, Blue Note, Kennedy Center, Art Basel Miami, Winter Jazz Festival, and Rochester Jazz Festival.  

“Breathtakingly beautiful.” DOWNBEAT

“Ambitious and daring.” JAZZWISE UK

Doors open 30 minutes prior to start time.
Bookings:  uptownjazzcafe@email.com Tickets: http://www.uptownjazzcafe.com/

 

 

Jun
3
7:30 pm19:30

Kavita Shah Quartet @ Brisbane International Jazz Festival

  • Queensland Multicultural Centre

http://qmc.org.au/events/bemac-brisbane-international-jazz-festival-presents-kavita-shah/

BEMAC & Brisbane International Jazz Festival presents Kavita Shah

As part of the 2017 Brisbane International Jazz Festival, BEMAC and BIJF have partnered to co-present an evening of exceptional cultural and musical diversity at Queensland Multicultural Centre on Saturday, June 3.

An international legend praised for her amazing dexterity for musical languages and a local ensemble that unites cultures in an explosive mixture of sounds where tradition, improvisation, musical arrangement and world-class performers weave a thrilling fusion of string quartet, Indian and western percussion make up this double bill with is undoubtably one of the highlights on the festival calendar. is one of the highlights on the festival’s calendar.

Performing live is vocalist and composer Kavita Shah, a native New Yorker of Indian descent, fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and French. Kavita incorporates in-depth knowledge of diverse cultural traditions into her jazz-based repertoire, placing eclectic songs, instruments, and artists in dialogue with one another.

Raised in Manhattan, she studied classical piano from age 5 and performed regularly at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center from age 10 as a member of the Young People’s Chorus of NYC.

Tickets $33 full price, $26 concession and $20 for students under the age of 25.

May
28
5:00 pm17:00

Kavita Shah & Steve Newcomb @ Perth International Jazz Festival

  • Brookfield Place

Brookfield Place (Perth)

2.00pm - 3.00pm  Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura (Japan) with the Mace Francis Orchestra

3.30pm - 4.30pm  MaxMantis (Switzerland)

5.00pm - 6.00pm  Kavita Shah (USA) with Steve Newcombe (QLD)

6.30pm - 8.00pm  Tal Cohen 'Gentle Giants' cd launch featuring Greg Osby (USA)

8.30pm - 10.00pm  Jo Lawry (NYC)

 

Tickets:

$45 general
$40 student concession
$120 weekend pass - includes all performances at Brookfield Place and The Palace - Friday 26 May to Sunday 28 May. 

May
26
7:30 pm19:30

Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra

  • Conservatorium Theatre

Conductor: Peter Morris
Soloist: Linley Chai

Ginastera       Harp Concerto
Lutoslawski   Chain 3
Newcomb      A path on which to travel

Peter Morris conducts a contemporary orchestral program featuring the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and the newly-formed Contemporary Studio Orchestra. Symphonic works will include Ginastera’s Harp Concerto featuring student soloist Linley Chai, Lutoslawski’s Chain 3 and new works by Queensland Conservatorium student composers. The Contemporary Studio Orchestra will present the world premiere of A path on which to travel by Head of Jazz, Steve Newcomb in addition to other exciting collaborative works.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

#Free ticket restrictions apply

Tickets via https://www.qtix.com.au/qcgu/event/cso_philharmonic_fusions_17.aspx

May
26
7:30 pm19:30

Steve Newcomb Orchestra @ Brisbane International Jazz Festival

  • Queensland Multicultural Centre

http://qmc.org.au/events/brisbane-international-jazz-festival-presents-densonbaartz-quartet-steve-newcomb-orchestra/

Brisbane International Jazz Festival presents a Double Bill featuring Denson/Baartz Quartet and The Steve Newcomb Orchestra.

Denson/Baartz Quartet features the superb line-up of three acclaimed Australia jazz women alto saxophonist Martha Baartz, pianist Louise Denson and double bassist Helen Russell. Together with maestro drummer Aaron Jansz. This inspiring quartet features beautifully crafted new works by Baartz and Canadian born Denson covering a diverse range of styles from tango, bolero and ballads, to fast swing and samba. This evenings performance will be recorded for an album release in late 2017.

The Steve Newcomb Orchestra (SNO) is a large chamber jazz project realising original and diverse works that evolved during Newcomb’s doctoral studies at the Manhattan School of Music, New York. The orchestra features the unique instrumentation of harp, string quartet, four winds, voice and jazz piano trio performing works from Steve’s album “Caterpillar Chronicles”.

Newcomb is equally in demand for his unique touch on the piano, detailed writing, and comprehensive style of arranging that explores the realm shared by jazz and new music in various styles making “music in a knotty zone where Thelonious Monk meets classical music” (Sydney Morning Herald).

His work in the field of jazz has seen him write for Stefon Harris and the Manhattan School of Music Symphony, the world renowned Metropole Orkest (The Netherlands), vocalist Roberta Gambarini, as well as numerous collaborations involving Jazz Orchestra and soloists. His chamber ensemble collaboration "Eternal" with Chris McNulty earned critical acclaim.

He has written for a wide array of musical artists, from Ben Folds, Ben Lee and The Panics in the pop world, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras in the classical world and has collaborated with Australian vocalist Katie Noonan on many projects, including the ARIA award winning album “First Seed Ripening”.

Karlen/Newcomb/Wren @ JMI LIVE
Apr
21
8:00 pm20:00

Karlen/Newcomb/Wren @ JMI LIVE

  • JMI LIVE

Award winning Brisbane-based composer and performer Rafael Karlen has teamed up with renowned pianist Steve Newcomb and guitarist Toby Wren for an intimate trio project with new album Trace.

Released in December 2016, Trace is the third album Karlen has created with pianist Steve Newcomb but signifies a more open, improvised and flexible direction than Karlen’s previous releases The Sweetness of Things Half RememberedDriving Hat, and Hope In My Pocket.

Featuring original compositions, a Swedish folksong They Sold Their Homesteads, a Renaissance Kyrie by Dufay and a Serenade by Schubert, Trace elegantly traverses a compelling variety of material.

Mar
31
7:30 pm19:30

Qld Conservatorium 60th Anniversary Gala

  • Conservatorium Theatre

Celebrate the Conservatorium’s 60th anniversary with a gala concert featuring award-winning alumni and students performing a diverse program of jazz, musical theatre, opera and orchestral repertoire.

Highlights of the night will include the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and the opera students performing a selection from Verdi’s Falstaff and the musical theatre department presenting a number from 42nd Street.

ARIA award-winning vocalist Katie Noonan will front the All-Star Big Band alongside Kristin Beradi and saxophonist Zac Hurren, and Grammy award-winning flautist Tim Muron will return from Chicago for a genre-bending performance.

Opera alumna Milica Ilic and musical theatre alumnus Billy Bourchier will return to lead the combined voices of musical theatre and opera students for the grand finale from Bernstein’s operetta Candide. Truly a night to remember!

Adult $40
Concession $33
Groups, Student, QCGU alumni $15

#No free tickets available for this event

Tickets via https://www.qtix.com.au/qcgu/event/qcgu_60_anniversary_gala_17.aspx

 

Jan
7
8:00 pm20:00

Swing on This (QPAC Concert Hall)

  • Concert Hall

Four of Australia’s leading stage and screen stars come together for Swing on This. Michael Falzon (We Will Rock YouRock of Ages), Luke Kennedy (The VoiceThe Ten Tenors), Rob Mills (WickedGrease) and Ben Mingay (WonderlandHouse of Bond) deliver a modern and audacious take on all-time swing classics from Sinatra to Bublé, to rock and pop hits from Oasis, Farnham and The Proclaimers.

Accompanied by the 18-piece Swing on This Big Band and special guests, the friends have fun with the music (and each other) recapturing a bygone era with liberal dashes of contemporary charm and cheeky irreverence.

With special guest Rhonda Burchmore

TICKETS

Jan
7
2:00 pm14:00

Swing on This (QPAC Concert Hall)

  • Concert Hall

Four of Australia’s leading stage and screen stars come together for Swing on ThisMichael Falzon (We Will Rock YouRock of Ages), Luke Kennedy (The VoiceThe Ten Tenors), Rob Mills (WickedGrease) and Ben Mingay (WonderlandHouse of Bond) deliver a modern and audacious take on all-time swing classics from Sinatra to Bublé, to rock and pop hits from OasisFarnham and The Proclaimers.

Accompanied by the 18-piece Swing on This Big Band and special guests, the friends have fun with the music (and each other) recapturing a bygone era with liberal dashes of contemporary charm and cheeky irreverence.

With special guest Rhonda Burchmore

TICKETS

Karlen/Newcomb/Wren recording release
Dec
11
6:30 pm18:30

Karlen/Newcomb/Wren recording release

  • Old Museum

I'm excited to announce the future release of a recording that captured my first unique collaboration with Brisbane musicians Rafael Karlen (saxophone) and Toby Wren (guitar). The album is called Trace, and there is a pozible campaign underway if you are interested in supporting the project, and of course obtaining some extra goodies.

About Trace (notes by Rafael Karlen):

Trace was recorded over two mornings in June at the Queensland Multicultural Centre by Mark Smith. We were very happy to have Mark recording and mixing this album as he always manages to capture a very beautiful sound from our instruments and has worked on at least five studio projects by Toby, Steve and Rafael.
We were fortunate to record on a beautiful Kawai Shigeru Grand piano that was featured at the 2016 Brisbane International Jazz Festival. 
The record features beautiful album design by Sai Karlen and warm photographs by Michelle Secis. Michelle also captured some footage from the recording session which is currently being edited and will be uploaded soon to show some cool studio footage.
The album will be mastered by the renowned Dave Neil and will be released on the Brisbane-based label Pinnacles Music.
The Brisbane launch will be at the Old Museum Building on Sunday December 11 from 6pm with future performances in the pipeline for Sydney and Melbourne.

TICKETS 6:30pm doors for 7pm show

Nov
30
8:30 pm20:30

RISK @ Ric's

  • Ric's Bar

WEDNESDAY RESIDENCY AT RIC'S BAR IN FORTITUDE VALLEY (BRISBANE).

Joshua Hatcher - saxophone, Steve Newcomb - organ, Aaron Jansz - drums

Nov
23
8:30 pm20:30

RISK @ Ric's

  • Ric's Bar

WEDNESDAY RESIDENCY AT RIC'S BAR IN FORTITUDE VALLEY (BRISBANE).

Joshua Hatcher - saxophone, Steve Newcomb - organ, Aaron Jansz - drums

Nov
9
8:30 pm20:30

RISK @ Ric's

  • Ric's Bar

WEDNESDAY RESIDENCY AT RIC'S BAR IN FORTITUDE VALLEY (BRISBANE).

Joshua Hatcher - saxophone, Steve Newcomb - organ, Aaron Jansz - drums

Nov
2
8:30 pm20:30

RISK @ Ric's

  • Ric's Bar

WEDNESDAY RESIDENCY AT RIC'S BAR IN FORTITUDE VALLEY (BRISBANE).

Joshua Hatcher - saxophone, Steve Newcomb - organ, Aaron Jansz - drums

Oct
30
8:00 pm20:00

Chris McNulty ETERNAL

  • Wangaratta VIC 3677 Australia

Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival

wangarattajazz.com/artists/chris-mcnulty/

An exquisite blend of chamber ensemble and jazz quintet featuring the ethereal beauty of McNulty’s voice and story telling amidst orchestrator, Steve Newcomb’s seamlessly woven, finely crafted orchestrations. The arrangements feature unique treatments of classics re-imagined in new light by McNulty’s deft touch to connect powerfully with the core of each lyric along with an ensemble that brings together some of Australia’s finest classical and jazz musicians.

Oct
26
8:30 pm20:30

RISK @ Ric's

  • Ric's Bar

Wednesday residency at Ric's Bar in Fortitude Valley (Brisbane).

Joshua Hatcher - saxophone, Steve Newcomb - organ, Aaron Jansz - drums

Oct
19
8:30 pm20:30

RISK @ Ric's

  • Ric's Bar

Wednesday residency at Ric's Bar in Fortitude Valley (Brisbane).

Joshua Hatcher - saxophone, Steve Newcomb - organ, Aaron Jansz - drums

Oct
12
8:30 pm20:30

RISK @ Ric's

  • Ric's Bar

Wednesday residency at Ric's Bar in Fortitude Valley (Brisbane).

Joshua Hatcher - saxophone, Steve Newcomb - organ, Aaron Jansz - drums

Oct
5
8:30 pm20:30

RISK @ Ric's

  • Ric's Bar

Wednesday residency at Ric's Bar in Fortitude Valley (Brisbane).

Ben Hauptmann - guitar, Steve Newcomb - organ, Aaron Jansz - drums

 

May
27
7:30 pm19:30

Jazz Series: Jazz Showcase

Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University

conevents.com.au/jazz-showcase/

The very best of the jazz department will be on show in the Conservatorium Theatre, presenting a collage of acts featuring vocal and instrumental students.

FEATURING
Cigany Weaver, Raised Voices (directed by Francesca de Valence), In-Voices (directed by Kristin Berardi), The Con Artists featuring vocalists Erin Fitzsimon and Kayleigh Pincott (directed by Steve Newcomb).