Cancelled: Brecker Plays Rovatti

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Presented by Melbourne International Jazz Festival


Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Brecker Plays Rovatti on Saturday 30 May has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne International Jazz Festival cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to COVID-19 is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

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Event details

The chemistry between seven-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter and fusion pioneer Randy Brecker and composer-saxophonist Ada Rovatti is obvious – both on stage and in life.

Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for over 50 years and wife Rovatti has been his collaborator for many of the best of them. Rovatti even sat in for Brecker’s late saxophonist brother Michael when he became unwell, and later for the Brecker Brothers Band Reunion tour. On their 2018 release, Brecker Plays Rovatti: Sacred Bond, the pair explores a shared love of Brazilian music, soul and straight-ahead jazz in 10 tracks composed by Rovatti.

For this exclusive Melbourne International Jazz Festival performance, they are joined by local virtuoso pianist Joe Chindamo and his trio featuring Brendan Clarke on bass and Danny Fischer on drums. Chindamo is routinely described as one of the best jazz pianists in the world and as a composer has earned wild acclaim for his concertos, chamber music and film soundtracks.


Randy Brecker trumpet (USA)
Ada Rovatti saxophone (USA)

The Joe Chindamo Trio (AUS)
Joe Chindamo piano
Brendan Clarke bass
Danny Fischer drums