It will be a musical reunion when Perth-based jazz trumpeter Ricki Malet performs at this Friday’s Sunset Music Series.
Malet will perform with Geraldton-based musos Josh Crothers and Chris Budhan, both who he has jammed with previously.
Malet, pianist Crothers and bassist Budhan will be joined by drummer Pete Evans.
Malet said they would perform a standard jazz repertoire.
“We will perform quite an entertaining repertoire,” he said.
“Those interested in jazz will like it and for those who aren’t, there are a few funky numbers that they might enjoy.
“If you love jazz or you don’t, this is a good opportunity to see some musos doing it in a very accessible way.”
Malet has toured to Europe and performed in New York.
He has been teaching trumpet at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts since 2010.
In 2012 he accepted a musical director position with WAYJO and travelled to Canada, where he studied under world-renown trumpeter-composer Dave Douglas.
Malet said he felt free when playing the trumpet.
“I really just enjoy playing melodies and interpreting music with my own spin,” he said.
The Ricki Malet Quartet will perform at Queens Park Amphitheatre as part of the Sunset Music Series on Friday, February 15, from 6pm.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children and students.Tickets are available from the venue box office or at www.queensparktheatre.com.au.