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MWIJF Presents: Monash University Sounding Change feat. Monique diMattina

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Doors open at 7:00 pm


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General Admission -MWIJF031223
$ 25.00
Concession -MWIJF031223
Available (and proof must be shown upon entry) for valid holders of the following cards: Australian Seniors, Australian Government Concession or Health Care, Veterans Victoria, University or TAFE Student or Educator, Music Victoria member, Melbourne Jazz Co-Op member, PBS FM or 3RRR member, anyone under the age of 18
$ 20.00
Monash Student -MWIJF031223
Monash University students - ID required at entry
$ 15.00
$15.00 – $25.00

Monash University Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music are passionate supporters of Australian Music, Gender Diversity, and Jazz and Improvisation. We are proud to sponsor the MWIJF, and thrilled to have our students perform, listen and learn through the fantastic artists and events featured within the festival. This concert will feature student ensembles performing two sets of music led by innovative composer and pianist Monique diMattina.

Ensemble 1
Piano: Monique diMattina
Bass: Chezz Cinquegrana
Alto Sax: Olivia van der Heyden
Tenor Sax: Bernice Ramos
Voice: Laura Pryor
Drums: TBA

Ensemble 2
Piano: Monique DiMattina
Bass: Chezz Cinquegrana
Alto Sax: Akari Hirayama
Tenor Sax: Madeline Browne
Keyboard: Merina Penanueva
Voice: Rhea John
Drums: TBA

Composer/lyricist, pianist/vocalist, Fulbright Scholar, Yamaha Artist and mother of two Monique diMattina has enjoyed an eclectic career reflecting her broad musical interests.

Monique’s seven albums (Head Records) span jazz/roots through folk/indie pop to neo- classical solo piano compositions. Monique is known for writing bespoke songs on air to listener requests (ABC /TripleR) and for her compositions for film/stage. Her current project STELLA: The Miles Franklin Story is a two hour musical telling the life story of Australian author Stella Miles Franklin. STELLA recently played a sellout workshop season at The Jazzlab featuring Alma Zygier, and is being developed towards a theatrical debut in 2024. Since returning to Melbourne from New York in 2009 Monique has toured internationally with Disney’s The Lion King, scored various film/stage productions and been Musical Director of ‘Tapestry:The Songs of Carol King’ feat. Vika Bull/Debra Byrne. Recent collaborators include Clare Bowditch, Harry James Angus, Deborah Conway and Rebecca Barnard, for whom she recently produced/arranged ‘The Night We Called It a Day’. She has been the recipient of many prizes including Fulbright, Queens Trust and Australia Council awards and teaches at the VCA (Melbourne Conservatorium of Music) and Monash University jazz departments.


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