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A Late Night Special with Ryley Duncan

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  • Table Tickets (One ticket required per person): $15.00 each
  • Additional fees may apply


  • Fri 11 Nov 2022, 9:45pm–10:45pm




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Duke of George presents
Late Night Special with Ryley Duncan

Melbourne-based jazz/contemporary pianist and composer Ryley Duncan is back for a once off intimate solo show for a Late Night Special at the Duke!

This set will feature some re-imagined famous popular songs spanning from Radiohead to Bon Iver and more. This will also feature a number of solo compositions never before seen live. Ryley's compositional approach takes from jazz, classical, contemporary and all in-between.

Come, get a drink and enjoy as Ryley paves an improvisational and compositional journey with you.

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Ryley Duncan is an award-winning composer, contemporary/jazz pianist and a graduate of The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music (BMus). Ryley has performed at many venues nationally as both a headliner and an accompanist, performing and renowned venues such as Paris Cat, Ellington Jazz Club, The Jazzlab, Duke of George and many more. With him, he brings the love of music and excitement with him on stage in every performance.

He has shared the stage with some of Australia’s finest in jazz, along with performing and recording an album with the internationally renowned bassist; Linda Oh, and the New York based trumpeter and composer; Ralph Alessi.

He has also been taught by some of Australia’s most recognised pianists in Barney McAll, Luke Howard, Monique DiMattina and Steve Sedergreen, and US-Based recipient of the 2019 American Pianists Award, Emmet Cohen.

In the summer of 2018, Ryley travelled to New York to attend the New York University Summer Jazz Workshop, where he gained an even deeper understanding from greats such as; Larry White, Buster Williams, Joe Lovano, and Chris Potter, and got taught by the inspiring Alan Broadbent.

In 2022, Ryley received and is currently undertaking the Angus Gray Piano Performance Grant - dedicated to the memory of Angus Gray and beautifully supported by the family - to develop a passion project lead by Ryley Duncan. This project fuses neo-classical, improvisation and dance and will feature original contemporary piano and string works, and choreographed dance works. Ryley received the Monash University Jazz Prize in 2020 for his composition; “A Dystopian Tale”, presented by Andrea Keller and Paul Williamson.

Ryley’s contemporary compositional approach is heavily inspired by composers such as Luke Howard, Slow Meadow, Bing and Ruth, Max Richter and Ambrose Akinmusire, utilising the knowledge passed through their music.

Doors 9.30 pm, Show at 9.45-10.45 pm | $15 + BF on Moshtix
Tickets: $20 at the door

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