Cancelled: Josh Kelly - Displacement

Josh Kelly


Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Josh Kelly – Displacement on Saturday 8 August has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (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.

All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. We are currently in the process of arranging refunds.

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Event details

‘Thoughtfully conceived and brilliantly executed [with] mesmerising solos.’ The Age

Melbourne-based saxophonist Josh Kelly has established himself as one of the most exciting young musicians in Melbourne, winning the 2019 PBS Young Elder of Jazz Award.

Following its sold-out premiere at the 2019 Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Josh recreates his immersive work ‘Displacement’ in the intimacy of Primrose Potter Salon.

‘Displacement’ refers to the migrant experience of having one’s sense of home and community uprooted. Exploring this idea through the lens of his own family history, Josh crosses the boundaries of jazz, French impressionism and syncopated rhythms to create a breathtaking one-of-a-kind experience.

Performed by a six-piece ensemble, Josh is joined on stage by revered jazz, improvising and contemporary classical musicians from across Australia. The moving piece is set to a stunning visual backdrop designed by Jolivision and edited in real time.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Jazz Co-operative


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.