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Bill Frisell Makes Queensland Debut in WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR


Hailed as one of the most innovative and influential guitarists of the past quarter of a century, Bill Frisell will make his Queensland debut at the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on Friday 9 June 2017.

Guitarist and composer Bill Frisell is a revered musician and Grammy® award-winner whose career spans more than 35 years and 250 recordings. Recognised as one of America's most vital and productive performing artists, this bold and inventive musician is true to jazz, but that hasn't prevented him from trying his hand at avant-garde, bop, folk, country, bluegrass, rock, blues, American popular music and even classical music.

Frisell is a 13-time Best Guitarist winner in America's Down Beat Magazine Critics Poll (including 2016), and five-time Guitarist of the Year at the Jazz Journalists' Association Jazz Awards.

The When You Wish Upon a Star concert includes music from Bill's latest album release of the same title that was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album in 2016. It features unique interpretations of classic American cinema music from Hitchcock'sPsycho through to Ennio Morricone's score to Once Upon A Time In The West, via Nino Rota's music for The Godfather as well as other jazz classics for which Frisell is well-known.

Frisell is joined on stage by vocalist Petra Haden (The Decemberists, Beck, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Victoria Williams, Yuka Honda, The Gutter Twins, The Haden Triplets), bass player Thomas Morgan (Paul Motian, Dave Binney Quartet, Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet) and drummer Rudy Royston (Branford Marsalis, Dave Douglas, The Mingus Big Band).

Frisell has collaborated with artists and ensembles as diverse as Sting, Paul Simon, Rickie Lee Jones, Elvis Costello, Bono, T-Bone Burnett, Marianne Faithful, Paul Motian, Ron Carter, Eberhard Weber, John Zorn, Dave Holland, Lucinda Williams, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Brian Eno, The Frankfurt Ballet, BCC Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

He has also written film scores for the movies of Buster Keaton and collaborated with filmmakers Wim Wenders (Million Dollar Hotel), Gus Van Zant (Finding Forester), on an animated feature by cartoonist Gary Larson (Tales from the Far Side II) and with playwright Sam Shepard(A Particle of Dread - Oedipus Variations). Frisell himself is the subject of a documentary, Bill Frisell: A Portrait by Australian singer and film maker, Emma Franz which premiered at the SXSW* Film Festival in Austin, Texas on 13 March 2017.

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