Presented by Melbourne International Jazz Festival


‘This ensemble has the beautiful cohesion that is possible only when a band has been deep in the laboratory for many years. STOCK exemplify ‘science in the shed, poetry on the bandstand’ – Barney McAll

About the concert

An electrifying quartet comprised of four of the best musicians in Melbourne, STOCK harness a decade of collaboration, and hundreds of live gigs, to craft a bold style with a distinctly Australian accent.

The group references Ellington and Coltrane while leaning into the 21st century, distilling a myriad of influences in to a multifaceted musical broth. STOCK dispel pre-conceptions of what a traditional jazz quartet can sound like. With driving drum work from Hugh Harvey, blues-drenched electric guitar from Craig Fermanis, the creativity of Chris Hale’s six-stringed bass guitar and the take-no-prisoners, chameleon-esque virtuosity of Julien Wilson on saxophone, this is a joyful, freedom embracing, open-hearted exploration of sonic possibilities.

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Hugh Harvey drums
Craig Fermanis electric guitar
Chris Hale bass
Julien Wilson saxophone