Friday 13th December 2013
MWIJF: Lisa Young Quartet
Doors Open @ 8:30pm, Jazz Lab Gigs
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Lisa Young is well known to jazz and world music listeners as a creative rhythmic vocal stylist and improviser, incorporating Indian and African elements in her work.  A long-time student of maestro Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani in Chennai, Lisa specialises in 'Konnakol' - South Indian vocal percussion.  She has created an impressive body of work as a composer and singer, and performed across the globe with vocal group Coco's Lunch and her jazz/world music group - Lisa Young Quartet.  In a rare Melbourne performance, tonight she collaborates with her BELL award-winning quartet, featuring Ben Robertson (bass) Hugh Stuckey (guitar) and Danny Farrugia(drums).  Performing their most recent song cycle 'The Eternal Pulse' and other favourites from their vast repertoire.  We are in for a treat, as they layer Indian elements, rhythmic textures and ensemble dialogue, in an evocative journey of sound and song.  

'Young's vocal is a soothing balm... Her sophisticated blend of Indian and jazz idioms seduces from the start and never releases its hold. -Ian Patterson, All About Jazz, USA

"Other-worldly...totally engaging. Her art is an awesome rhythmic control. Not to be missed, this is one out of the box." - Leon Gettler, The AGE, Australia

"An intelligent, loving, and unforced marriage of two great musical traditions." - Doug Spencer, ABC Radio, Australia

Check out her website here

$25 General Entry
$20 Concession Entry

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