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Brisbane in autumn + free jazz = magic
No, not Green Eggs and Ham, or even lime marmalade. At this laid back event there's no Dr Seuss and the only jam is the kind that happens up on stage, sending its relaxed vibe over the people spread out happily on QPAC's Melbourne Street Green. What better way could you spend Friday evenings during Brisbane's magical autumn season than at QPAC's renowned Green Jam Sessions?
[ADVERT]You'll be able to watch the sun go down and enjoy the cool breeze of the evening in the company of friends or companionable strangers while you listen to cool jazz, sip on something cold and sample tasty offerings from the Green Jam Grill. This is jazz at its coolest and better yet, it's free.
Some of the best and brightest jazz musicians and performers from Queensland Conservatorium will feature in the musical program. Each Friday evening will showcase the talents of a different group or ensemble.
5 April: Sophie Min Trio
12 April: Green Love
Green Love is an instrumental quartet whose repertoire includes hip-hop, blues, swing and Afro-Cuban beats.
19 April: Coisa Linda
26 April: Luke Cuerel Quartet Expect to hear the music of Miles Davis and John Coltrane along with some original compositions when the Luke Cuerel Quartet takes the stage. The group comprises Luke Cuerel on saxophone, Sam Maguire on bass, Euan Cumming on keyboard and Dan Hirsch on drums.
There's an improvisational feel to the music of Wild Silk Quartet, which features the silky voice of Ingrid James with Louise Denson on piano, Helen Russell on bass and Paul Hudson on drums.
10 May: William Martineau Trio The sound of the Green Jam Sessions favourites, the William Martineau Trio, is a blend of jazz, blues, soul, funk, and hip-hop. It will be served up by Angus Hall on drums, Matt Cook on bass, and William Martineau on keyboard.
Luke Cuerel. Image from QPAC website
Food and Beverage Menu
The food and drink offerings have been carefully selected to match the relaxed, smooth ambience of the music and the venue.
Try Bratwurst sausage, pork spare ribs, spiced chicken wings or grilled haloumi with salsa verdi & ciabatta. Prices range from $4.50 to $9.50. Wash it down with a choice beers, cider, Sirromet piccolo wines or a Green Star cocktail.
Food and wine from Green Jam Grill. Image from QPAC website
When: Friday evenings from 15 March to 10 May 2013 (excluding Good Friday, 29 March). Time: From 5pm Where: Melbourne Street Green, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, South Bank.