Friday 12 November 2021  |  7:30PM

* Due to popular demand, we've added an additional performance.

Ray Brown called him 'The Genius' but Wynton Marsalis said it best: 'Man, James Morrison can play!'

Best known for his blistering virtuosity as a trumpeter, Australian jazz luminary James Morrison is a household name. He's played with international legends including Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, and Quincy Jones, and boasts remarkable skill across multiple instruments from saxophone to lower brass, to guitar, piano, and double bass. Founder of the James Morrison Academy of Music in Mount Gambier, his association with the Generations in Jazz festival has spanned over three decades, providing great inspiration for many emerging jazz artists. When asked about his extraordinary career, James declared: 'This is just the warm-up!'

Nurturing the talent of young musicians, the James Morrison Quartet features James' sons William Morrison (guitar) and Harry Morrison (double bass), along with Patrick Danao (a graduate of the James Morrison Academy) on drums. The group has taken the international music scene by storm, appearing at major festivals such as the BBC Proms with superstar Dianne Reeves, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival with Patti Austin, alongside performances at famous jazz venues including Ronnie Scott's in London.

James Morrison is based in Mount Gambier for the rest of the year, so this concert will not be impacted by border closures. For their UKARIA debut, the Quartet will present a beautiful chronology of the history of jazz, from swinging standards and sublime ballads, to haunting Latin numbers and a few originals by Morrison himself and other Australian jazz greats.

James Morrison | Trumpet
William Morrison | Guitar
Harry Morrison | Bass
Patrick Danao | Drums

Duration | Approximately two hours, including a twenty-minute interval.


The wellbeing of our audience and artists is our first priority. We've implemented a number of measures to make your experience at UKARIA as safe as possible.


UKARIA holds an SA Health approved COVID-Safe Plan enabling us to host events at 75% capacity (180 people), provided all patrons wear masks.

Checking In

Upon arrival, we require all patrons to register their details for contact tracing. Checking in is quick and easy:

  • Download or log in to the free mySA Gov app
  • Scan the QR code (located in the concert hall foyer) with your phone's camera
  • Enter your name and phone number
  • Follow the prompts
  • Done you're checked in!

If you do not have a smartphone, or experience any issues checking in on your device, don't panic: we will have a sign-up sheet available in the foyer where you can manually write down your details. Please see our front-of-house team in the foyer, who will be able to assist you.


All seats are general admission. If you require mobility-impaired access, please let us know by emailing info@ukaria.com or phoning (08) 8227 1277.

Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser will be provided in the foyer.

Entering the Auditorium

The doors of the auditorium will open approximately thirty minutes prior to the start time of the event. Please see our front-of-house team in the foyer, who will check your ticket details and direct you to an usher who will help you find your seats.

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