The Art and Beauty of Deep Listening

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Steve Sedergreen and the Deep Listening Trio

‘Deep Listening’ is an Aboriginal concept that describes a deep contemplative process of listening to one another in reciprocal relationships. In the context of musical creation, it allows the musician to respond to his or her immediate environment and other artistic input without distraction. There is a natural synergy between this aspect of Indigenous culture and the Trio’s backgrounds as jazz improvisers.

A talented and highly charismatic jazz pianist and teacher, Steve Sedergreen has made a vital and indelible imprint on the Australian jazz scene over the past 25 years. He possesses an exceptional improvisational sensibility that is true to the spirit of jazz. He formed Mistaken Identity in 1985 and has led it through various incarnations and five recordings, with performances over the years at festivals including the Fringe Festival and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. He was also director and curator of Dizzy’s Jazz Club between 1999 and 2006.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Steve Sedergreen


Steve Sedergreen Piano
Michael Jordan Drums/percussion
Ron Murray Didgeridoo/storytelling


This production is part of the following series:

Jazz in the Salon

Whether traditional jazz is up your alley or you fancy something a little more improvisatory, ambient or electric, step away from the daily grind and into the Salon to experience the sweet sounds of jazz at the Best Place to Hear.