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Win tickets to John Abercrombie Quartet at Melbourne International Jazz Festival

John Abercrombie competition
Mar 18, 2010 Updated May 4, 2010

With a career spanning over 40 years, jazz guitarist John Abercrombie is bringing his quartet to Australia for the first time and you could be in the audience...

The Festival appearance is part of a double-bill event that will see the John Abercrombie Quartet line-up with another US act, the Noah Preminger Trio.

For your chance to win one of five double passes to the performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday 7 May at 7.30pm, answer our competition question:

This is the first time John Abercrombie has toured down under, tell us why you would like to see his Australian premier at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Competition closed

And the winners are:

David Gaylor
At 5pm on the weekends I put on Jazztrack and the family knows its my chill-out time. No more jobs for Dad. No lawns, No trips to the supermarket, No vidoes returned, No kids dropped-off. And especially No washing; Clothes, Cars, Dishes, Dogs or Kids. Unfortunately this is a dream.

I'd love to see John Abercrombie because if it is ever played on Jazztrack I will probably miss it.

I would make this plea longer but the bath is about to run-over and Bubs is eating the soap!

Andy Whyte
I've been listening to JA for over 30 years and this is my first chance to hear him live! His recordings with Ralph Towner, Jack DeJohnette, Billy Cobham and have been constant companions, sources of inspiration and influences on my own guitar playing, and I've just discovered his wonderful solo album from 1977, 'Characters'. Plus, how could you not want to see a man who could simultaneously play the guitar mandolin like this AND grow sidies like these! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVWF2HK-oE8

debra parkinson
Six months ago, I moved from Wangaratta to Melbourne. Every November I would go to the Wang Jazz Festival. But that was long ago. I now need to look to the Melbourne International Jazz Festival! Although I've gazed longingly at the Melbourne Recital Centre, I haven't had the chance to attend a concert yet. It would be great to see John Abercrombie there.  For these reasons, I'd love to win tickets. And, May 7 is my birthday!

Jeffrey Woolhouse
Seeing John was born the same year I was.. I would like to hear a guitarist who kept on playing ...just to hear what I might have sounded like if I had not have given up... a few years ago

Daniel Gebert
Because I am an oboist learning to play jazz, so I need all the help I can get (including seeing jazz masters like John whenever I can.)

Artist Biography


John Laird Abercrombie (born December 16, 1944) is an American jazz guitarist, composer and bandleader. His work often explores jazz fusion, post bop, free jazz and avant-garde jazz. Abercrombie studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He recorded his debut album, Timeless with Manfred Eicher's ECM label, and has recorded principally with this label since. Abercrombie has...

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