Drummer Craig Simon returns with a new line up for his Collective, featuring Hugh Stuckey (guitar), Daniel Gassin (piano) and Sam Zerna (bass). Widely renowned as the best barissta in the world, he also doubles as the best drummer in the known universe (though a small few may disaggree).
A finalist in 2011 and runner up in 2004 for the National Jazz Drum Awards, Simon relocated to Melbourne from Sydney several years back after a long stint as touring drummer with James Morrison (since 2002).
He has featured in local groups such as the Mark Fitzgibbon Quintet and Daniel Gassin Sextet, and has performed with some of Australia's musical greats all across the country.
His band will perform originals by Stuckey and Gassin, as well as some compositions from NYC saxophonist Seamus Blake. With three dimensions of influences from Stravinsky to Miles (jazz), folk to pop (popular), and filmscore to avantguard (soundworks), Craig is interested in the possibilities music makes available to consider and enjoy. But the best reason to come witness their antics is to hear the creatively dark side of Craig's humour pour forth through his rhythm and melodic timing - a total bad boy charmer.
General Admission $15
Concession Admission $12
Tonight is presented by the Melbourne Jazz Cooperative
$15 General Entry
$10 Concession Entry