Marc Hannaford
Described by Jason Moran as a pianist who has “taken full control of the music histories that interest him: from Messaien to Earl Hines…with a new sound that only comes from within him,” Marc Hannaford has established himself in the New York jazz and improvised music scene since his arrival from Australia in 2013.  He has performed and recorded with improvised music luminaries such as Tim Berne, Tom Rainey, Mark Helias, Tony Malaby, Jen Shyu, and Ellery Eskelin.  His most recent release, Can You See With Two Sets of Eyes? was pronounced “advanced, contemporary, improvised, virtuosic music might sound like, a decade or more into the future” (The Weekend Australian).

Marc won the 2013 Music Council of Australia’s Freedman Fellowship, the 2013 Jazz “Bell” award for most original album (Sarcophile), and the 2013 Australian Performing Rights Association’s Art Award for best work (“Anda Two”).  Other awards and nominations have come from the National Jazz Awards, The A.R.I.A. awards, The AIR awards, The Australia Council for the Arts, the Ian Potter Foundation, University of Melbourne, and the International Song Contest.

Marc current resides in New York.  He has performed at lauded New York venues The Stone, The Jazz Gallery, Spectrum, Greenwich Music House, Cornelia Street Café, Barbès, and Ibeam, and in Australia under the auspices of The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, The Stonnington Jazz Festival, Jazzgroove, The Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival, The Melbourne Jazz Co-operative, The Make-It-Up Club, The Sydney Improvised Music Association.  His collaborators have included Tony Malaby, Tom Rainey, Tim Berne, Scott Tinkler, Ingrid Laubrock, Anna Webber, Simon Barker, John Rodgers, Ken Edie, Satoshi Takeishi, Simon Jermyn, and Ben Gerstein.

A recording of his twenty-minute work, “Fainter, Stronger,” commissioned by the Monash Art Ensemble, will be released in 2019, and he is currently working on material for trio, solo piano with electronics, and chamber ensembles.

Marc Hannaford is a complex Australian pianist that has taken full control of the music histories that interest him: from Messaien to Earl Hines. When Marc fuses those histories with his own compositions, the results are a new sound that only comes from within him, and thankfully they exist for us to hear.  It’s rewarding music that deserves all of the attention the music demands.
— Jason Moran (pianist)

If by chance you were wondering what an advanced, contemporary, improvised, virtuosic music performance might sound like, a decade or more into the future, this album provides a definite possibility.
— John McBeath (The Weekend Australian)

Hannaford spins lines like unspooled pearls.
— Bradley Bambarger (Downbeat)

Hannaford’s performance once again placing him in the top echelon of Australia’s very best jazz pianists.
— John McBeath (The Weekend Australian)

Startling . . . one of the most forward-thinking jazz musicians in his harmonic and rhythmic conception, as well as being one of the most engaging pianists we have.
— John Shand (Sydney Morning Herald)

This kind of conviction and openness to the possibilities of collective and open improvisation is astounding.
— Eyal Hareuveni (allaboutjazz.com)

This pianist makes you believe there’s still hope for the future . . . nay for the present of improvisation while half of the jazz world survives with one foot in the grave.
— Andrea Ferraris (chindlk.com)

It is Hannaford who’s at the centre, throwing with loose notes, breaking harmonies apart into thousands of atoms, holding very still and then again exploding into a firework of dissonance.
— Tobias Fischer (tokafi.com)

Complex, simple, aggressive, delicate, triumphal, dazzling, acerbic and engaging.
— Roger Mitchell (Herald Sun)

Monday Dates
Can You See With Two Sets of Eyes?
The Vivificationists
The Unpossibility of Language
Lost In The Stars
Liminal
Faceless Dullard
Sarcophile
Ordinary Madness
Shreveport Stomp
NTRPDN
Homage
Polar
Funcall
The Garden of Forking Paths
Parallels/Layers

Schedule

Date City Venue
Jul 29 2019 Brooklyn, NY Scholes Street Studio
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 375 Lorimer St.
The Marc Hannaford Trio presents original material from our upcoming tour.

Marc Hannaford: piano, electronics
Simon Jermyn: bass, electronics
Satoshi Takeishi: drums
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Tour: Marc Hannaford 2019 Australian Tour
Aug 3 2019 Geelong, Victoria New and Experimental Arts Laboratory: Courthouse Youth Arts
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $20/29. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 03 5224 2815. Address: 60 Little Malop Street.
Part of the Australian tour for the Marc Hannaford trio.

Marc Hannaford: piano, electronics
Simon Jermyn: bass, electronics
Satoshi Takeishi: drums

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
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Aug 4 2019 Brunswick, Victoria The JazzLab (presented by the Melbourne Jazz CoOp)
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $15/20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 27 Leslie St. Venue phone: 03 9080 4398.
Part of the Australian tour for the Marc Hannaford trio.

Marc Hannaford: piano, electronics
Simon Jermyn: bass, electronics
Satoshi Takeishi: drums

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
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Aug 6 2019 Surry Hills, New South Wales Hibernian House/Bohemian Grove
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: donation. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 342 Elizabeth Street.
Marc Hannaford: piano
Scott Tinkler: trumpet
Simon Barker: drums
Carl Dewhurst: guitar
Sam Gill: saxophone
Tour: Marc Hannaford 2019 Australian Tour
Aug 8 2019 Annandale, New South Wales The Newsagency
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $30/35. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 74-76 Pyrmont Bridge Road. Venue phone: +61 448 266 143.
Part of the Australian tour for the Marc Hannaford trio.

Marc Hannaford: piano, electronics
Simon Jermyn: bass, electronics
Satoshi Takeishi: drums

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
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Aug 10 2019 Keiraville, New South Wales The Wollongong Conservatorium of Music
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $17G/$12C/$10S online or $20G/$15C/$10S on the door. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Murphys Avenue.
Part of the Australian tour for the Marc Hannaford trio.

Marc Hannaford: piano, electronics
Simon Jermyn: bass, electronics
Satoshi Takeishi: drums

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
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Aug 11 2019 City West, The Australian Capital Territory The Street Theatre
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: $27–35. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 15 Childers Street. Venue phone: 02 6247 1223.
Part of the Australian tour for the Marc Hannaford trio.

Marc Hannaford: piano, electronics
Simon Jermyn: bass, electronics
Satoshi Takeishi: drums

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body
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Aug 13 2019 Brisbane, Queensland Doo-Bop Jazz Bar
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $40. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 101 Edward St. Venue phone: (07) 3151 7520.
Part of the Australian tour for the Marc Hannaford trio.

Marc Hannaford: piano, electronics
Simon Jermyn: bass, electronics
Satoshi Takeishi: drums

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
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Aug 14 2019 Brunswick, Victoria The Brunswick Green
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: donation. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 313 Sydney Rd. Venue phone: (03) 9381 2413.
Joseph Franklin’s Melbourne album launch.
Joe Franklin: bass
Marc Hannaford: piano and electronics
Satoshi Takeishi: drums
Aug 15 2019 Ultimo, New South Wales Foundry616
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 616 Harris Street. Venue phone: +61 2 9211 9442.
Joseph Franklin’s Sydney album launch.
Joe Franklin: bass
Marc Hannaford: piano and electronics
Satoshi Takeishi: drums
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