Live Music, Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Kekko Fornarelli

The acclaimed Italian pianist, composer and producer seeks to create music that can be both listened-to and observed.

  • Date 20 October 2023

  • Times Friday, 8pm

  • Ticket prices See below

With an international career spanning two decades, which has seen him play every major jazz festival on the planet, acclaimed Italian pianist, composer and producer Kekko Fornarelli seeks to create music that can be both listened-to and observed.

Journeying from improvisational jazz to sparse electronica, Fornarelli is known for drawing a wonderfully harmonic lyricism from the piano. Last performing at Melbourne International Jazz Festival (MIJF) in 2013, Fornarelli has continued to evolve and reinvent his sound while remaining loyal to his roots in classical piano.

Described by the UK’s Financial Times as having ‘a near-perfect balance of tension and freedom,’ Fornarelli’s inimitable, pared-back sound approaches modern jazz with a stream of influences as broad as Romantic classical music and 21st-century dance – all delivered with a generous dash of Italian warmth.

Having just released his eighth album, Naked, after completing a string of orchestral projects and film score compositions, this highly skilled instrumentalist will perform a solo show as part of MIJF’s opening night, presented with the support of the Italian Institute of Culture.

Presented by the Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Supported by City of Stonnington

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20 October 2023


Friday, 8pm


$55 Standard
$45 Concession
$45 Child


70-minutes (no interval)

Seating & Accessibility

Seating: Allocated Seating

Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15-minutes prior to the performance start time.

PLEASE NOTE: If you require accessible seating or wheelchair access, call the Box Office on 03 8290 7000, Monday-Friday between 10am and 4pm to book your tickets.

Additional Information

To protect your health and safety and that of our team we have the following measures in place:

Venue will open one hour prior to showtime.
The venue will be CASHLESS.
Mask wearing is strongly encouraged when inside the theatres.

Chapel Off Chapel and the City of Stonnington have comprehensive COVID Safe plans in place.