jive canyon (album launch) // Meg Burstow Group

SuperSonic presents a new concert series focusing on new and original music in the Brisbane jazz/improvised/experimental community. For our sixth show we will be unveiling the new album ‘Ghost on the Loose’ from stalwarts of the local improvised music scene jive canyon as well as featuring young and upcoming jazz pianist Meg Burstow who will be presenting her original tunes.

Sunday August 19th // Black Bear Lodge
Doors at 5:30pm // Bands from 6pm

JIVE CANYON ~ ‘Ghost on the Loose’ ~ ALBUM LAUNCH

Soundtrack music for an abstract world..

Adam Cad ~ violin. / Hygrine Motet ~ drums. / Kahl Monticone ~ guitar. / Andrew Saragossi ~ saxophone. / Helen Svoboda ~ bass.

Rehearsing & recording regularly, the group insists the most important part of playing is Listening… And although the music they create stems from the free activity of rigorous & adventuring minds… When the tape starts rolling, or the curtain goes up, it’s time to take the thinkin caps off and simply be One Big Ear…

Having played select Venues (junk bar, woolly mammoth, the haunt, bearded lady, common house, betty’s espresso, milk factory, black bear lodge) and various House Shows, jive canyon has developed a live set built upon hypnotic, rhythmic explorations that transfigure the more potent and primitive elements of jazz, folk, blues, rock’n’roll & minimalism.

“.. it slips and slides like the Fugs without the funny. Feverishly light-hearted & simply commanded by some fraternal groove. Bespoke. Unuttered. Sinking in the same thinking of Henry Flynt’s hillbilly avant-garde. No pretension. A true ballad of the lights.”
-Josh Watson (4ZZZ, tips for teens)


Meg Burstow – keys
Evan Osborne – bass
Tom Henderson – drums
Merinda Dias-Jayasinha – voice

Emerging pianist and composer Meg Burstow (AMusA) is in her fifth and final year at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU), where she is the recipient of the Sid SJ Bromley Jazz Award for Outstanding Student (2017), Victoria Chalmers Education Award (2013), and the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship. Meg combines her jazz and Russian classical training to create compositions that are a direct reflection of her unique musical experiences. In this iteration of her original music, Meg presents stripped-back and reimagined versions of her own tunes for an intimate set of light-hearted and exploratory music-making.

This event will feature one set of music from each group as well as interstitial music from GCR DJ’s.