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The Rob Burke Quartet presents an evening of swinging jazz standards with some of the best players in Melbourne.

Rob Burke is an internationally acclaimed performer and composer, Rob has released 12 CD’s under his own name and has composed and performed on a further 300 CD’s.  His sensitive and balanced perspective has allowed Rob to traverse many different styles and this has, in part, been expressed as collaborative performances with international leaders in classical, jazz and experimental music. His embrace of many genres of music and the clear expression of his diversity in his role as an educator, researcher and performer, has given rise to a vibrant dialect that resonates through his students and also his performances. 

Rob has recorded with George Lewis, Dave Douglas, Enrico Rava, Hermeto Pascoal, Kenny Werner, Mark Helias, Ben Monder, Tom Rainey, Tony Malaby, Nasheet Waites, George Garzone, Paul Grabowsky, Tony Gould, Debasis Chackroborty and Paulo Angeli. Rob’s research is mainly focussed on practice-based artistic research, (jazz, improvisation and jazz pedagogy). Publications include co-edited book, Perspectives on Artistic Research in Music(Lexington) and co-written Experimentation in Improvised Jazz: Chasing Ideas (2018 Routledge).

Rob  (Associate Professor) is currently convenor of  Jazz and Popular Studies at Monash University – Melbourne Australia and President of AJIRN (Australasian Jazz and Improvisation Research Network)





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