Time Out Melbourne

Darcy James Argue with Maria Schneider and the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra

This event has finished

Ahead of his MIJF appearence, the jazz composer and Brooklyn-based ‘steampunk big band’-leader tells us about the scene in his home borough

“The scene in Brooklyn is incredibly varied. There’s no money because tourists don’t go to Brooklyn, and so the music you’re making is primarily for locals and other musicians. There aren’t the same kind of pressures to pull in the tourist crowds that you may have in the big-name Manhattan jazz establishments, and that’s a double-edged sword: people are just playing what they want to play and following their creative vision, but because there is no money it’s really hard and there’s a lot of competition for pass-the-hat gigs.

"Still, it’s an incredibly exciting and vibrant creative community. People who move to Brooklyn come here because they’re serious about music and really want to take advantage of all the opportunities afforded to them to stretch their musical horizons and play different kinds of music – there are Mexican jazz bands, hybrid classical groups…

"There’s a really rich cross-fertilisation happening with musical communities bleeding into each other on the fringes. It makes it an exciting place to be, especially for someone like me who likes to see those boundaries blurred.”

More gigs & concerts in Melbourne? Sign up to our Weekend Planner

Darcy James Argue with Maria Schneider and the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra details

31 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Telephone 03 9699 3333

Nearby Stations: Flinders St

Price $49.00 to $69.00

Date Thu 06 Jun 2013

Open 7.30pm

Melbourne Recital Centre map

Report a problem with this page

Restaurants and bars nearby

The Tea Room

230m - The Tea Room is part of the NGV serving a dozen kinds of cuppa including...


256m - One cannot live on art alone, so after filling your mind with the wonder of...

Fatto Bar and Cantina

302m - Located on the terrace at Hamer Hall, Fatto offers simple Italian dishes for...

Sake Restaurant & Bar

322m - Saké is Sydney chef Shaun Presland ’s contemporary Japanese restaurant...

More restaurants and bars nearby

Other venues nearby

Iwaki Auditorium

109m - Named after Maestro Hiroyuki Iwaki and home of the Melbourne Symphony...

ACMI X Studio

143m - If you’re working in a creative industry, then you’ll know that one of...

Southbank Theatre

147m - Located at 140 Southbank Boulevard, the award-winning Southbank Theatre...

More venues nearby
Petit Piknic

Petit Piknic

Melbourne's got the most fun, family-friendly Sunday session at Piknic Electronik

Readers' comments, reviews, hints and pictures

Community guidelines

blog comments powered by Disqus

Get the Time Out weekend planner. Straight to your inbox, every Thursday.
Read more