Mad Max is making his Jazz debut as part of the 2016 Stonnington Jazz Festival, re-imagined for a brave new (jazz) world. In a festival exclusive, the classic 1979 film will be screened at the famous art deco Astor Theatre with a live reinterpreted score created by seminal futurist jazz outfit The Shaolin Afronauts.
Mad Max transports us to an unforgiving post-apocalyptic world awash with societal breakdown, murder, and vengeance. Directed by George Miller, the low-budget film became a top-grossing Australian film starring a then little-known Mel Gibson.
The Shaolin Afronauts with their original soundtrack will draw on a diverse array of musical and other worldly influences for this show. Led by Ross McHenry with fellow musicians Kevin van der Zwaag, Jarrad Payne, Tim Benett, Lachlan Ridge, Dylan Marshall, Brenton Foster, Jon Hunt, Adam Page, Jason McMahon and Chris Weber, they will marry the cult film with cult jazz. It’s Jazz Max. It’s Mad Jazz.
Stonnington Jazz 2016
Tuesday May 17th
Mad Jazz with The Shaolin Afronauts
The Astor Theatre – Chapel St & Dandenong Rd, Melbourne
Thanks to Stonnington Jazz we have a double pass to give away to one-off show.
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