Marcello Maio and Phil Stack

In a rare collaboration especially for the Society of the Arts, accordionist, composer and musical director Marcello Maio will be performing at Delmar Gallery with double bass player Phil Stack on 17 February.

Maio is a true ‘musician’s musician’, whose flair and facility has seen him range from a season with the Song Company to the Australian tour of Atlanta soul artist Cody ChestnuTT plus regular appearances with his own jazz trio. In Roland Peelman’s words (director of the Song Company), “Marcello can do anything!”

Stack is a previous winner of the National Jazz Awards, a founding member of multi-platinum rock/pop group Thirsty Merc and in demand for studio and live performances around the world. He began touring with legendary trumpeter James Morrison at the age of 19, after winning the James Morrison Scholarship when he graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium.

Drawing on Maio’s original jazz compositions along with celebrated works by Piazzolla and Jobim, classic French musette and standards, expect an evening of dramatic, chamberlike sound, a keen sense of rhythmic interest and exquisite improvisation! The recital will be a little over an hour in duration, and light refreshments will be served afterwards, when you will also have the chance to meet the musicians.


  • February 17, 2015