The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts

$10 - $25

Past Event

An electrifying quartet, STOCK harness a decade of collaboration to craft a bold style with a distinctly Australian accent.

This ensemble has the beautiful cohesion that is possible only when a band has been deep in the laboratory for many years. STOCK exemplify “science in the shed, poetry on the bandstand” – Barney McAll

The group references Ellington and Coltrane while leaning into the 21st century, distilling a myriad of influences into a multifaceted musical broth. STOCK dispel pre-conceptions of what a traditional jazz quartet can sound like. With driving drum work from Hugh Harvey, blues-drenched electric guitar from Craig Fermanis, the creativity of bassist Chris Hale and the take-no-prisoners, chameleon-esque virtuosity of Julien Wilson on saxophone, this is a joyful, freedom embracing, open-hearted exploration of sonic possibilities.

Julien Wilson – saxophone: Wilson is recognised as one of the pre-eminent saxophonists of his generation. Winner of the National Jazz Award at Wangaratta Jazz Festival he has worked with artists such as Charlie Haden, Jim Black, Kurt Elling, James Carter & Gavin Bryars. He is featured on award winning projects with Andrea Keller, Barney McAll, Stu Hunter, Jonathan Zwartz & Sam Anning, and has contributed to iconic and distinctive Australian groups including Assumptions, The Black Arm Band, Los Cabrones, Virus and the 12ToneDiamonds.

Craig Fermanis – guitar. Fermanis has shared the stage with a diverse range of artists including Ricki Lee Jones, Mavis Staples, Mary Wilson (The Supremes), Tim Ries & Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones Band), Vince Jones, Joss Stone, Archie Roach, James Morrison, Paul Grabowsky, Kate Ceberano, Christine Anu, and The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Hugh Harvey – drums: The backbone of numerous ensembles including The Meltdown, Paper Planes and Origami Harvey brings his own exuberant style to Stock.

Chris Hale – bass

  • Dates & Times:
    • Wednesday 25 May 2022, 7:00pm

  • Ticket Pricing

    Standard $25
    Monash Students $10
    Standard $25
    Monash Students $10
  • Performance Information

    • Duration: Approximately 2 hours with an interval

    • Venue: The Count’s

    • Age suitability: All ages

  • Venue Details

    The Count’s:
    The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts,
    48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton 3800

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