featuring Guerrini, Grabowsky & Schäuble
July Artist in Residence
The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts
$10 - $25
Australian music icon, Paul Grabowsky returns to The Count's in July to play with an outstanding line up of guests from across the musical spectrum.
One of Australia’s most respected musical figures, multi ARIA-award winning jazz composer and pianist Paul Grabowsky returns to The Count’s to present “New Grooves”. Across four weeks in July Paul will curate and perform with a diverse range of musicians, songwriters and performers presenting original jazz, classic favourites and more.
It is difficult to describe Paul Grabowsky’s career easily. He has been a director of some of Australia’s most prominent arts festivals, the composer of nearly thirty feature film scores, and several works of music theatre, the founder and leader for nineteen years of the Australian Art Orchestra, an executive at the ABC, and is currently at Monash University, where he heads up Monash University Performing Arts Centres.
Whether as composer, teacher, television personality, mentor or advocate for the role of artistic expression as a defining attribute of contemporary life, for him this is all informed by his work as a pianist, and composer, particularly in the field of jazz, where, according to him, ‘the piano never lies’.
His musical journeys have resulted in collaborations with musicians from many countries, not least with the First Nations peoples of Australia, and those journeys continue. Among his many awards are seven ARIA Awards, the Melbourne Prize for Music and an H.C. Coombs Fellowship. In recognition of his achievements he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2014. His recent collaboration with Paul Kelly “Leave Leave Your Light On” won the 2020 ARIA for Jazz Album of the Year, hitting #3 on the ARIA charts.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of Australia’s finest in intimate club mode in July. Special guests to be announced.