Menagerie

Many Worlds

Darebin Arts Centre

“…so well – and lovingly – executed that it’s ultimately impossible to ignore…” – Jazzwise U.K., Best Jazz Albums Of 2021 (on Many Worlds)

Founded by guitarist, songwriter and producer Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos, Lanu, Rare Groove Spectrum), Music Victoria Award nominated 10-piece Menagerie are inspired by the modal, post-Coltrane generation of the 70’s – labels like Strata-East, Impulse! and Tribe – along with the current new wave of jazz, aligning with the world of Kamasi Washington, Shabaka Hutchings and Nubya Garcia, whilst also bringing their own unique antipodean twist.

Performing material from their acclaimed third album Many Worlds (2021) for the very first time, and featuring some of Australia’s finest improvisers, this special opening night performance is the ideal way to kick off your 2022 Festival.

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