Jazz, hip hop and modern art: NGV unveils Friday Nights program for 2018

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Jazz, hip hop and modern art: NGV unveils Friday Nights program for 2018


Melbourne’s International Jazz Festival might only run for ten days, but the NGV will be keeping Friday Night’s smooth for the next few months. The NGV has teamed up with the Melbourne International Jazz Festival to inject some NYC sound into your Friday Nights. 

From June 15 to October 5, lovers of music and art will be able to catch headlining acts like Brooklyn-based trumpeter Maurice Brown, local group Cookin’ on Three Burners, hip-hop duo Remi and The Senegambian Jazz Band, as they take over the gallery. Other artists on the line-up include Zimbabwean RnB powerhouse thando, Australian musician Joe Chindamo, and vocalist Chris McNulty. 

The jazz sounds of NYC are a perfect pairing for the exhibit – MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art – which features over 200 artworks from Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock and more, that have rarely ever been seen outside New York. 

Check out the full program below: 

Friday 15 June – Cookin’ On 3 Burners with Stella Angelico

Friday 22 June – Barney McAll: Hearing the Blood

Friday 29 June – Joe Chindamo and Zoë Black

Friday 6 July – Joe Chindamo and Julie O’Hara

Friday 13 July – Sweet Sweet Spirit: Barney McAll Interprets Doris Akers

Friday 20 July – Andrea Keller’s Five Below

Friday 27 July – Joe Chindamo Trio and special guest

Friday 3 August – thando

Friday 10 August – Barney McAll: Non-Compliance Trio

Friday 17 August – Transients Trio #1

Friday 24 August – Transients Trio #2

Friday 31 August – The Senegambian Jazz Band

Friday 7 September – Chris McNulty

Friday 14 September – Linda Oh and Fabian Almazan

Friday 21 September – Speedball

Friday 28 September – Remi

Friday 5 October – Maurice Brown