17 July @ The Ellington Jazz Club ·
Presented by Perth Jazz Society ·
PJS Presents a double bill performance from pianists Ben Matthews and Hanna Kim. Both pianists will perform a diverse set of original music. Korean-born Hanna Kim moved to Perth in 2014, and formed “Hanna Kim Trio”, comprised of Francisco Javier Munoz Melo on drums and Jonathan Chen on bass guitar.
After a decade performing as both a sideman and bandleader with some of Australia’s top-tier musicians, WAAPA graduate pianist Ben Matthews turned his focus to composition in late 2015. He has written and recorded in a range of genres such as jazz, film music, neo-soul and improvised solo piano music. 5 of Ben’s compositions have been nominated as finalists for WAM Song of the Year awards (2011, 2015, 2016, 2018). His latest release, ‘This Too Shall Pass’ (2018) explores concepts of darkness, balance, gesture and storytelling through music.