HERE&NOW is a new presentation from the WollCon Jazz Series celebrating the cutting-edge; four
nights of state-of-the-art, live, original music featuring the most exciting young artists on the
improvised music scene.
Thibaud Kessell is a pianist and composer with an eclectic interest in art-making. Kessell
has collaborated with Archibald Finalist Amber Boardman and his compositions were featured in
June Lee’s film Parallanes, a finalist at Tropfest.
Jiem is a contemporary jazz group that traverses gracefully between soft playfulness and brash
intensity. Their approach is varied and inventive, reminiscent of musical authorities such as Phil Slater, Simon
Barker, Andrea Keller, and Jonathan Zwartz. The unique personalities and stylistic qualities of each
member interact to form a synergetic ensemble sound that is far greater than the sum of its parts.