East of West June 5

(Replaces BGP)

book tickets $25

Sat, June 5, 2021

6:00 PM – 9:30 PM  

Brisbane trio East of West plays original music infused with elements of Mediterranean and Jazz styles. Let their tunes transport you.

Doors Open at 6pm for food and drinks, music kicks off at 7pm with an intermission followed by more amazing music.

East of West plays original music that primarily draws from the rich musical influences of the Balkans and the Mediterranean. With experience in jazz and Middle Eastern classical music forms, the band’s compositional focus is on creating beautiful story-telling melodies spun over rich traditional rhythms, allowing space for open solos and improvisation. Oud, double bass and percussion blend to create a sound that will awaken in the listener a sense of mystery and possibility.

Of their debut album, Little Harbour, in a four-star review for the Sydney Morning Herald, Eugen Ulman wrote:

“Bosnian-born bandleader, bassist and composer Goran Gajic, with oud player Philip Griffin and percussionist Malindi Morris, have crafted an album brimming with subtle touches and details, and replete with storytelling and imagery that’s effective both mentally and viscerally.”

In the fertile borderlands between genres, East of West explores the edges: Mediterranean, jazz and Balkan influences interweave through intricate compositions and improvisations. Evocative story-telling melodies are spun over rich traditional rhythms, open solos and improvisation, creating a sonic landscape that will awaken in the listener a sense of mystery and possibility. Far from known shores, the trio’s oud, percussion and double bass map new musical territories, inviting the listener to venture into a profoundly curious and enjoyable realm.

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