Cancelled: The Alister Spence Trio

Alister Spence Trio


Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise The Alister Spence Trio on Saturday 24 October 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.

If you have any questions or concerns about this concert cancellation please contact our Ticketing Services team at

Event details

Formed in Sydney more than 20 years ago, Alister Spence Trio brings together three of the most exciting, innovative and experienced musicians in Australia with a strong national and international reputation.

The Trio has long been recognised for its engaging, distinctive, original compositions and for the high level of energy and interplay demonstrated in their performances.

With seven albums under its belt, the Trio’s music has twice been nominated for the ‘Best Jazz Album’ ARIA Award and has been voted into the top 15 international jazz/improvisation releases by WIRE magazine (U.K.). Recent release Not Everything But Enough, was voted into the top 10 jazz albums for 2017 by Music Magazine (Japan) and nominated for an APRA/AMCOS Art Music Award in 2018 for ‘Excellence in Jazz.’

It has performed at Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Vivid Festival Sydney (curated by Brian Eno), Tokyo International Jazz Festival, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Vancouver International Jazz Festival and Salisbury and Chelsea Festivals (U.K.).

‘This trio has learnt to defy gravity. Mesmerising.’ Sydney Morning Herald

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Jazz Co-operative


Alister Spence piano, samples
Lloyd Swanton double bass
Toby Hall drums, glockenspiel


This production is part of the following series:

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