Fela Kuti meets Miles Davis, meets Karlheinz Stockhausen. Melbourne psychedelic jazz collective I Hold the Lion's Paw sounds familiar and, at the same time, like nothing else you’ve ever heard.
Nominated for ‘Best Australian Jazz Ensemble’ in the 2018 Jazz BELL Awards, the collective is led by trumpeter Reuben Lewis and features some of Melbourne’s most exciting musicians. The music is born out of an organic crossover of afro-beat, jazz and outré electronics; a trance-inducing concoction of electro-acoustic noise, slowly evolving soundtracks, and psychedelic free jazz.
This event will take place on the traditional land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay respect to their elders past, present and emerging.