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Mim Crellin – ‘All Our Little Boxes’

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Evocative vocalist and composer Mim Crellin unveils her debut album, ‘All Our Little Boxes’—an intimate and genre-defying storytelling experience.

Mim Crellin returns to Nexus for a second performance of her poignant song cycle, ‘All Our Little Boxes,’ this time to celebrate the release of her debut album. The song cycle is autobiographical and chronological, taking the listener through tumultuous and tender moments in the artist’s life. The scene is set with an intercontinental pandemic love story, and develops into an honest depiction of her journey through breast cancer treatment. Crellin’s beautifully crafted writing balances elements of jazz and chamber music, while her lyrics offer a deep and introspective dimension to this compelling narrative.

This project is supported by Arts South Australia.

Featuring: Mim Crellin – voice; Morten Duun – guitar; Dave McEvoy – piano; Dylan Paul – bass; Kevin Van Der Zwaag – drums; Alison Rayner and Emily Tulloch – violin; Justin Julian – viola; David Moran – cello.


Mim Crellin is a dynamic vocalist, composer, and arranger from Adelaide. Following her Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from the Elder Conservatorium, she made her mark in Melbourne’s vibrant jazz and innovative music scenes. She was a founding member of Invenio, Gian Slater’s acclaimed contemporary vocal ensemble, collaborating with renowned artists such as Lior, Barney McAll, and Speak Percussion. As a member of 1930s swing outfit The Furbelows, and band leader for various projects, Mim’s performances have been showcased in Melbourne’s prestigious jazz venues.

Seeking to further her skills, Mim completed a Masters in Jazz Studies at Manhattan School of Music in 2021. This led to recognition as an exceptional and highly inventive vocalist in New York City. In May 2023 she recorded in New York alongside Theo Bleckmann on the upcoming album of Danish guitarist Morten Duun.

Drawing inspiration from jazz, folk, and improvising artists, Mim’s compositions span lyrical songwriting to wordless art music. With her artistry and imaginative vision, Mim stands as a significant figure in jazz and creative music.


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