The Genius Of John Rodgers: Fellow Artists Praise A Mastermind Ahead Of Queensland Music Festival

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'The Genius Of John Rodgers' shares the story of one of Queensland's most renowned and eclectic musicians.

The event brings together some of John's creative collaborators, as well as Queensland Symphony Orchestra, as they reminisce and showcase his body of work.

Music lovers will be astonished by this homage to one of Australian music's major forces.

You only need to go as far as the artists working with John on this show to realise how his work has affected others. 

"I first met John in 1996 on the set of Melbourne Theatre Company and Neil Armfield's production of Patrick White's 'A Cheery Soul'. I was still at university and was immediately struck by how someone so gifted in all aspects of music had chosen such an unconventional path through life.” – Erkki Veltheim

“Madness, mayhem, irreverence, yet incredible intelligence, compassion and musical ability. The man is my hero.” – Scott Tinkler

“In his playing and composing, John’s musical intellect is matched by a staggering ability to be emotionally expressive. He is a true iconoclast and we consider ourselves incredibly lucky to be among his collaborators.” – Kate Miller-Heidke, Keir Nuttall

“It’s great to play and hear John’s amused, slightly evil bass chuckle in the room, you know you played something worth hearing.” – Jamie Clark

"John Rodgers has had a major influence on all who've known him. Not only his genius musicianship but also his passionate and all-embracing mind as well as his maverick spirit have touched his friends and our wider community.” – Eugene Gilfedder

“Working with him was a great inspiration. Witnessing his virtuosity not only on the violin, but the guitar and his way of telling a story.” – Camaron De La Vega

'The Genius Of John Rodgers' plays Queensland Performing Arts Centre 13 July.


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