Mary Halvorson Trio To Tour Australia In June

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From Improvised Communications:

Guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson and her longstanding trio, featuring bassist John Hébert and Ches Smith, will perform in Australia for the first time this June.

The group, which recorded her acclaimed 2008 debut, Dragon’s Head (Firehouse 12 Records), and served as the rhythm section for her even more highly regarded 2010 follow-up, Saturn Sings (Firehouse 12 Records), has been on the road this spring performing new music, including a nine-country European tour last month.

This Australian tour will feature four concerts over the course of five nights presented by the Sydney Improvised Music Association (June 8th) and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival (June 10-12th).

Wednesday, June 8th at 8:30 p.m.
Mary Halvorson Trio
The Sound Lounge
Sydney, Australia

Friday, June 10th at 11:00 p.m.
Mary Halvorson Trio
Bennetts Lane Jazz Club
Melbourne, Australia

Saturday, June 11th at 6:00 p.m.
Mary Halvorson Trio
The Forum
Melbourne, Australia

Sunday, June 12th at 3:00 p.m.
Mary Halvorson
Melbourne Town Hall
Melbourne, Australia

Before heading Down Under, Ms. Halvorson will perform with her trio at (Le) Poisson Rouge on May 18th, and with her quintet, which adds trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson and alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon, at Joe’s Pub on May 30th.

The quintet will also perform at the North Sea Jazz Festival and Cornelia Street Café in July before heading back into the studio to record Ms. Halvorson’s third release as a bandleader.

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