WeLCOME TO SPEEDBALL
Dynamic long-running Australian group Speedball has thrilled audiences since 2000. Their signature brand of no holds barred, high intensity performances has earned them a reputation as one of the country’s most exciting ensembles.
No strangers to international success, members of the band have performed with heavyweights such as Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Lovano, Chick Corea, Terence Blanchard, Miguel Zenon, Jose James, Gregory Porter, and Kenny Werner.
The combined accolades of the group's members are extensive, including a Clifford Brown/Stan Getz fellow, an APRA Professional Development Award, Bell Awards, ARIA nominations, National Jazz Awards, James Morrison Scholarship recipients, and MCA Freedman Fellowship finalists.
The experience of the band members is reflected in their appearance on the faculties of such institutions as the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, University of Miami, Monash University, and the James Morrison Academy.
After an extended hiatus, 2017 found Speedball back together and finally releasing their highly anticipated debut album, 'We Have Moved.'
To launch the release, the group played to a sell out crowd at The Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Morrison’s Jazz Club and the Sydney Con International Jazz Festival. The album was a nominee for “Best Jazz Album” in The Age Music Victoria Awards in 2017. This year, the album was nominated for 3 prestigious Bell Awards, taking out 'Best Australian Jazz Song' for Mat Jodrell's 'Judgement Day.'
MAT JODRELL. Trumpet
CARL MACKEY. Saxophones
GRANT WINDSOR. Piano
SAM ANNING. Bass
DANIEL SUSNJAR. Drums