NGV Friday Nights | MoMA at NGV

NGV Friday Nights | MoMA at NGV

NGV Friday Nights returns with exclusive late-night access to MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Discover over 200 key works, rarely seen outside of New York, by artists including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons and Cindy Sherman.

With a line-up of international and home-grown acts presented by the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, experience art, music, bars and dining inspired by the city that never sleeps.

NGV Friday Nights continues every week during MoMA at NGV, 15 Jun - 5 Oct. Doors open 6pm. Early bookings recommended.

Booking required
Online $25 M / $32 A / $13 Ch
Door (limited) $30 M / $37 A / $18 Ch

NGV Friday Nights tickets include exhibition entry to MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art.

General admission exhibition tickets do not permit entry into NGV Friday Nights or any other program or event. These events are sold separately.

NGV Friday Nights


NGV INTERNATIONAL
GROUND LEVEL

COOKIN' ON 3 BURNERS WITH STELLA ANGELICO
FRI 15 JUN, 6PM - 10PM


Get set for the main course, when Australia's hardest hitting Hammond Organ trio, Cookin' On 3 Burners bring it all to a boiling point with smokin' soulstress Stella Angelico for NGV Friday Nights. With their classic soul version of This Girl hitting number one in France, Germany and the UK, earning them a nomination for Song Of The Year at the 2016 ARIA Awards, the band bring all the heat of their live show to Melbourne and join the dots between Deep Funk, Raw Soul, Organ Jazz and Boogaloo.

BARNEY MCALL: HEARING THE BLOOD
FRI 22 JUN, 6PM - 10PM


Barney McAll presents an evening of music from his acclaimed gospel-tinged album Hearing The Blood, which has just received Bell Award nominations for Best Album, Best Song, Best Produced Album and Best Ensemble. Described as ‘an immense album' and ‘a compelling journey from one of our most talented musicians', this performance drawn from Hearing The Blood brings together Barney McAll (piano), Julien Wilson (tenor sax), Theo Carbo (bass), Sam Anning (bass) and James McLean (drums).

JOE CHINDAMO AND ZOË BLACK
FRI 29 JUN, 6PM - 10PM


Internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Joe Chindamo and leading Australian classical violinist Zoë Black form a unique musical partnership. The duo showcase their unique and edgy approach to contemporary classical music, blending the rigour of classical music with the excitement and urbanity of jazz. Their first album Re-imaginings was released in 2012, quickly followed by two recordings, Dido's Lament and The New Goldberg Variations, which each received ARIA nominations for best classical release of 2014 and 2015 respectively. Their latest recording Symbiosis is due for release in 2018.

JOE CHINDAMO AND JULIE O'HARA
FRI 6 JUL, 6PM - 10PM


Joe Chindamo has been described as one of the world's best jazz pianists, having recorded twenty-three CDs under his own name and performing around the world. A unique, daring and exciting new voice in contemporary classical composition, his art has always transcended jazz, having composed concertos, chamber music and film music.

Julie O'Hara is a jazz vocalist, composer and educator from Melbourne who has been contributing to the music scene for over twenty years. Vocal improvisation is an essential element to her arrangements, with O'Hara using her voice as a section player, vocal harmoniser and soloist, pushing the boundaries of how voice can be utilised in contemporary music.

SWEET SWEET SPIRIT: BARNEY MCALL INTERPRETS DORIS AKERS
FRI 13 JUL, 6PM - 10PM


This performance features Barney McAll's arrangements of music by the great gospel composer Doris Akers. Akers was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2001 and was honoured by the Smithsonian Institution as ‘the foremost black gospel songwriter in the United States'. McAll is joined by stellar vocalist Belle Bangard, presenting a unique take on the spirit and music of one of the most treasured gospel composers of our times. Featuring Barney McAll (piano), Belle Bangard (vocals), Sam Anning (bass) and James McLean (drums).

ANDREA KELLER'S FIVE BELOW
FRI 20 JUL, 6PM - 10PM


Andrea Keller's newest musical creation is Five Below, a band of Melbourne's finest rhythm section players. Featuring two bass players, guitar, piano and drums, Five Below reimagine a score of Keller compositions dating from 2002 to today, throwing the music into a new light through an intense process of deconstruction, exploration, and musical innovation. For Friday Nights, Five Below will meld acoustic sounds with electronics, pedals and effects, drawing from an eclectic array of styles including doom, contemporary classical, minimalism and contemporary jazz, producing a unique and arresting voice in Australian jazz. Featuring Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Andrea Keller (piano), Sam Anning (double bass), Mick Meagher (electric bass), and James McLean (drums).

JOE CHINDAMO TRIO
FRI 27 JUL, 6PM - 10PM


Joe Chindamo is a musical polyglot in the tradition of Bernstein and Previn. Although he has been described as one of the world's best jazz pianists, his art has always transcended jazz, having composed concertos, chamber music and film music. Chindamo has recorded twenty-three CDs under his own name and has performed around the world, having emerged as a unique, daring and exciting new voice in contemporary classical composition.

THANDO
FRI 3 AUG, 6PM - 10PM


R&B songstress thando brings her genre-bending sound to a special performance featuring Melbourne producers Henry James and Mikki from Preston. thando has graced stages around Australia with her electric presence and powerhouse vocals and her ability to tell a story takes audiences on a journey of loving oneself and reflection. thando grew up feasting on the musical offerings of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, QUEEN and TLC. Along the way, she found Jill Scott and crafted her unique sound with an electric live set. Her 2016 debut EP Digital Love Letters paved the road to a slew of festival appearances. She has since gone onto support Maxwell at the Palais for his blackSUMMERS'night tour as well as Sampa the Great and Remi's Fire Sign Tour alongside DJ MzRizk.

BARNEY MCALL: NON-COMPLIANCE TRIO
FRI 10 AUG, 6PM - 10PM


Non-Compliance Trio plays music of freedom and the present moment, stretching out into interplay, openness and abstract unity with sounds of West African rhythms, gospel and spiritual harmonies and the spaciousness of the Australian outback. Featuring Barney McAll (piano), Sam Anning (bass), and Ben Vanderall (drums).

TRANSIENTS TRIO #1
FRI 17 AUG, 6PM - 10PM


Following the passing of esteemed mentor Allan Browne in 2015, Andrea Keller created Transients, a series of trios inspired by Browne's musical philosophy. Drawing from a large pool of established and emerging creative Melbourne musicians, Transients perform compositions by all members, as well as music from both the Australian and American songbooks, each trio bringing with it a unique repertoire and dynamism. Featuring Julien Wilson (tenor saxophone and bass clarinet), Sam Anning (double bass) and Andrea Keller (piano).

TRANSIENTS TRIO #2
FRI 24 AUG, 6PM - 10PM


Following the passing of esteemed mentor Allan Browne in 2015, Andrea Keller created Transients, a series of trios inspired by Browne's musical philosophy. Dedicated to a collective approach to music making, these trios stem from a jazz tradition, with each trio drawn from a large pool of established and emerging creative Melbourne musicians, bringing with them a unique repertoire and dynamism. Featuring Andrea Keller (piano), Christopher Hale (bass guitar), and James McLean (drums).

THE SENEGAMBIAN JAZZ BAND
FRI 31 AUG, 6PM - 10PM


Since their inception in 2015, The Senegambian Jazz Band have fused Afro jazz, deep world music beats and funk to create some truly awe-inspiring rhythms and melodies. With influences from Gambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ghana and Australia, the five-piece band share their outstanding talent and flair, channelling over eight thousand years of African musical traditions, transporting the power and beauty of these ancient sounds, rhythms and melodies to euphoric audiences across Australia.

Underpinning The Senegambian Jazz Band's unique sound is the Kora, a traditional West African stringed instrument, played by the band's frontman & vocalist, the phenomenally talented Amadou Suso, direct descendent of the world's first kora player, Koriang Musa Suso. As a music maker, or ‘jali' by birthright, Amadou embodies the griot traditions of the Mandinka of West Africa. Known widely as the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the kora', Amadou fulfils his ancestral duties to share the culture of his people through an intoxicating contemporary mastery of the African harp.

CHRIS MCNULTY
FRI 7 SEP, 6PM - 10PM


Chris McNulty owes much of her success to New York, the city she called home for several decades, and where she released eight critically acclaimed albums, performing and recording with a list of who's who in jazz. Following her ground-breaking release Eternal, a chamber ensemble collaboration with Australian orchestrator, Steve Newcomb, Chris relocated back to Australia in early 2016 and toured her Eternal Chamber Ensemble project Australia-wide including performances at the Melbourne Recital Centre, the Perth International Jazz Festival, Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival and Stonnington Jazz Festival. If you're looking for a taste of NYC jazz, no other vocalist in Australia with McNulty's experience comes close. As Peter Quinn from Jazz Wise wrote: ‘Her liquid phrasing and luminous tone underscores a voice of serene beauty, striking veracity and compelling emotional fervency'. McNulty weaves her magic on songs as diverse as Jitterbug Waltz and How Are Things in Glocca Morra. Swings with the best of them on How Little We Know and mesmerises audiences with her trance-like renditions of tunes such as Meaning of the Blues. A rare and not to be missed performance, Chris McNulty will be joined by a stellar trio featuring Chris' close colleague, awarding winning, drummer extraordinaire, Daniel Susnjar.

LINDA MAY HAN OH & FABIAN ALMAZAN
FRI 14 SEP, 6PM - 10PM


Linda May Han Oh first began playing piano and bassoon before picking up the electric bass at fifteen. She went on to study at the W.A. Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) before completing her Masters at the Manhattan School of Music in 2008. Linda has performed with musicians such as Joe Lovano, Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, Kenny Barron, Geri Allen, and Terri Lyne Carrington. Based in New York with an active international touring schedule, she is currently the bassist with guitarist, Pat Metheny.

Fabian Almazan found his musical roots as a child in his homeland of Havana where he first became involved in the classical piano tradition. After moving to Miami, Fabian studied at the New World School of the Arts High School from 1998 to 2002. Since 2007 Fabian has been the pianist for Terence Blanchard's various bands, including the E-Collective which was nominated for a Grammy in 2016. He has toured North and South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe extensively and has performed with artists such as Linda May Han Oh, Gretchen Parlato, John Hollenbeck, Paquito D'Rivera, Mark Guiliana, Dave Douglass, Chris Dingman, David Sanchez and Ambrose Akinmusire.

Linda and Fabian will perform with performance staff Rob Burke, Jordan Murray, Paul Williamson and Dave Beck from The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University.

SPEEDBALL
FRI 21 SEP, 6PM - 10PM


Performing at NGV Friday Nights, dynamic long-running Australian group Speedball has set audiences alight since 2000. Their signature brand of no holds barred, high intensity performances has earned them a reputation as one of the country's most exciting ensembles. The combined accolades of the group's members are extensive, including a Clifford Brown/Stan Getz fellow, an APRA Professional Development Award, Bell Awards, ARIA nominations, National Jazz Awards, James Morrison Scholarship recipients, and MCA Freedman Fellowship finalists. After an extended hiatus, 2017 finds Speedball back together and finally releasing their highly anticipated debut album, We Have Moved. Featuring Mat Jodrell (trumpet), Carl Mackey (saxophones), Grant Windsor (piano), Sam Anning (bass), and Daniel Susnjar (drums).

REMI
FRI 28 SEP, 6PM - 10PM


REMI and musical collaborator Sensible J are one of the fastest-rising hip-hop acts in Australia. As well as performing their own sold-out headline tours across Europe and Australia, REMI have shared the stage with Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, Vic Mensa, De La Soul, Joey Bada$$, Blackalicious, Hiatus Kaiyote and were invited to perform Gorillaz tracks with Damon Albarn on each of his Australian shows.

MAURICE BROWN
FRI 5 OCT, 6PM - 10PM


Maurice Brown's talent orbits him simultaneously through three worlds: contemporary jazz, blues-rock and cutting-edge hip hop. He is a mastermind as a trumpeter, composer, arranger and producer. When Maurice picks up his horn, his soulful melodies soar into a rarefied space that uniquely marries be-bop to hip-hop and rock, producing his own distinctive sound. Displaying an affinity for the trumpet at an early age as he won the national Miles Davis Trumpet Competition and studying under legendary clarinetist Alvin Batiste, his critically acclaimed debut album HIP TO BOP, recorded in New Orleans, foreshadowed his unique talent for creating fresh bop-inflected jazz. Maurice performs original content from his latest album The Mood, released on double vinyl in 2017.

Booking required


Online $25 M / $32 A / $13 Ch
Door (limited) $30 M / $37 A / $18 Ch

NGV Friday Nights tickets include exhibition entry to MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art.

General admission exhibition tickets do not permit entry into NGV Friday Nights or any other program or event. These events are sold separately.


When & Where


Happens: Friday


Times: 6pm-10pm

Venue | Location


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180 St Kilda Road,  Southbank Victoria 3000 | Map
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