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30 March 2022

Claire Cross: Into Light

“…one of the most restless creative people in Melbourne today. As a jazz-and-beyond bassist, she will blow your mind; as a composer and bandleader, she has created a sonic world of her own…” - Nikos Fotakis, 

Bringing together some of Melbourne’s most exciting improvisers including Freedman Fellowship nominee Flora Carbo (saxophone/bass clarinet) and trombonist Jordan Murray, Claire Cross presents her latest project ‘Into Light’, a darkly-hued, immersive suite exploring the theme of hope and the complexities of struggle. With swells of lush textures interwoven with improvisation and delicate melodies, Into Light is inspired by ambient-chamber ensemble works, with a subtle jazz sensibility.

This work draws heavily on Claire's Icelandic, European and Australian artistic influences and establishes her place in the unique lineage of 'guitaristic'-bass players, who are expanding the compositional possibilities of the instrument and challenging the traditional role of the electric bassist.

The Into Light suite was commissioned in 2019 by the Melbourne International Jazz Festival with support from their Take Note program and premiered at the Festival in the same year.

Line up:
Claire Cross – Electric Bass
Flora Carbo – Alto Saxophone/Bass Clarinet
Jordan Murray – Trombone
Biddy Connor -Viola
Stephanie Arnold – Cello
Harry Cook - Piano



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Street Two | Unreserved | With COVID 19 restrictions being lifted Street Two is now being sold at 100% Capacity.

As physical distancing will not be possible, patrons who feel uncomfortable may wish to reconsider their attendance.

As of 6pm Friday 25 February masks are not mandatory at indoor live performance venues. Should you require a mask, one can be picked up at the box office.

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More information

The Street Presents 
Claire Cross
Into Light 

Saturday April 9, 7:30pm

Standard: $29.00
Concession: $25.00 
Student: $22.00

15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

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Monday - Friday

10am - 3pm


Also opens

1.5 hours prior

to performance.


02 6247 1223
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