HERE&NOW – Jiem + Thibaud Kessell

Event Details

HERE&NOW is a new presentation from the WollCon Jazz Series celebrating the cutting-edge; four nights of state-of-the-art, original music featuring the most exciting young musicians on the improvised music scene.

7:30pm – Thibaud Kessell

Thibaud Kessell is a pianist and composer with an eclectic interest in art-making. Kessell has collaborated with Archibald Finalist Amber Boardman and his compositions were featured in June Lee’s film Parallanes, a finalist at Tropfest. He has produced/mixed/mastered for artists such as Sagrada Familiar, Jacques Emery, ilex, and Delay45. His other projects include The Footman, Stieble Eltron, Stimulatron archives, Steven Oildrum, Limbless and FOLK. 

His most recent audiovisual collaboration with Juune Lee has been selected for St Kilda Film Festival 2021, Lift off Global network (Syd/Melb), Canberra short film festival and more.

Isabella Morison – Voice/Violin; Miranda Ilchef – Violin; Lily Innis – Cello; Thomas Avgenicos – Trumpet; Jack Stoneham – Alto Saxophone; Thibaud Kessell – Piano; Dave Quin – Double Bass; Ashley Stoneham – Drums

9pm – Jiem

Jiem is a contemporary jazz group that traverses gracefully between soft playfulness and brash intensity. Emerging out of Sydney’s jazz scene, close collaborators Tessie Overmyer (saxophone), Miles Rooney (trumpet), Ryu Kodama (drums), Harry Birch (bass), and Matt Harris (Piano) mark an exciting new chapter in Australian Jazz. 

Their approach is varied and inventive, reminiscent of musical authorities such as Phil Slater, Simon Barker, Andrea Keller, and Jonathan Zwartz. The unique personalities and stylistic qualities of each member interact to form a synergetic ensemble sound that is far greater than the sum of its parts.


Tessie Overmyer – saxophone; Miles Rooney – trumpet; Matt Harris – piano; Harry Birch – bass; Ryu Kodama – drums

TWO SHOWS: 7:30pm and 9pm – Thursday 1st December
UOW UniBar

$15 Student
$25 General


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