Floriade 2014 - Rhythm & Blooms


Rhythm & Blooms Lunchtime Concert Series


Saturday 13 September 12:30pm

Indie pop artist Bob Evans (aka Kevin Mitchell) will headline the ANU School of Music's Rhythm & Blooms concert series at Floriade 2014.

The ARIA award-winning solo artist, who emerged on the Aussie alt-rock scene in the late 90's at the vocalist and guitarist for acclaimed Perth band Jebediah, will perform at the annual flower festival's opening weekend on 13 September.

Bob Evans' most recently released album Familiar Stranger (2013) showcases a progressive pop sound, breaking away from the alt-country style of his previous albums, presenting mature songwriting and a "more synthetic background" of subtle harmonies and electronic playfulness.

Mitchell, under the moniker of Bob Evans has won awards for Best Male Artist in Rolling Stone Australia's 2007 annual reader poll, was a finalist in the 2007 Australian Music Prize, along with multiple ARIA award nominations.

Saturday 20 September 12pm

Aria award-winning jazz ensemble Wanderlust will appear at Floriade 2014 as part of the ANU School of Music's Rhythm & Blooms Concert Series.

WANDERLUST first appeared on the jazz scene in 1991 and quickly established a profile as an exciting and innovative group. Their music is fresh and original combining jazz improvisation with the diverse rhythms and melodies of global music. Led by Miroslav Bukovsky, long recognised as one of Australia’s best trumpeters and composers, Wanderlust has attracted international attention resulting in appearances at many of the major European jazz festivals.

Their debut CD ‘Wanderlust’ won the Best Jazz Album ARIA award in 1994. Subsequently they have released four highly acclaimed albums, ‘Border Crossing’, Song and Dance’ 'Full Bronte' and their latest offering, 'When In Rome'.

Wanderlust brings together the talents of six of Australia's best jazz instrumentalists. Together they have developed a unique sound through highly original compositions, superb ensemble work and imaginative improvisation and interplay. Skillfully blending global beats with jazz improvisation, the emphasis is on composition, texture and mood, rather than display of individual virtuosity.

This is music to win hearts and both in Australia and worldwide, they have captured audiences and critics alike with their joyous, exhilarating music and infectious rhythms.

Wanderlust brings together a collection of musicians whose individual work has gained them many accolades. This is a great band, a six-piece lineup that really fires with energy.

Saturday 11 October 12pm

ANU Jazz All-Stars Band features Miroslav Bukovsky (trumpet/flugelhorn), Rachael Thoms (vocals), Wayne Kelly (piano), James Luke (double bass), and Mark Sutton (drums). The All-Stars will be supported by the ANU Jazz Collective and will be performing a selection of original compositions and well-known jazz classics.


Saturday 13 September 12:30 - Bob Evans

Saturday 20 September 12pm - Wanderlust

Monday 29 September 12pm - Children's Concert

Tuesday 30 September 12pm - 5th Avenue

Wednesday 1 October 12pm - Kaleid

Thursday 2 October 12pm - Classical Guitars

Friday 3 October 12pm - Se(p)t

Tuesday 7 October 12pm - ERAH

Wednesday 8 October 12pm - Hugo Lee Band

Thursday 9 October 12pm - Gypsy Scholars and Bec Taylor

Friday 10 October 12pm - ANU Jazz Vocal Ensemble

Saturday 11 October 12pm - CLOSING CONCERT: ANU Jazz All-Stars Band and the ANU Jazz Collective



Rachael Thoms

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