MIJF2016 – Tribute to Allan Browne 6th June at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne, Australia.
This tribute to Allan Browne (Drummer and Composer) who passed away last year 13th of June 2015, days after launching his Album ‘ithaca bound’ and on the eve of his regular Monday night slot at the Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. It was to be the last performance at this iconic Jazz Club before it closed its doors for good.
Bennetts Lane however, miraculously continues to present outstanding International and Australian artists with its imminent closure not far away. And who would have thought that this venue would hold this year’s International Jazz Fest!
Tonight , as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Fest 2016, Paul Grabowsky, Nikko Schauble , and Mirko Guernini paid tribute to this Gentleman of Jazz, who was an inseperable part of the Jazz scene here in Australia and around the world. Allan was awarded the Order of Australia in 2013 for his outstanding contribution to Jazz.