JAlogo

Free Newsletter Subscriptions

Search Jazz Australia


By A Web Design

Member login

ABC Jazz free banner

2012 APRA Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival Composer Commission

PDFPrintE-mail

 

Following the success of the previous Melbourne Jazz Fringe Commissions, which resulted in the creation of extraordinary new works by Gian Slater, Fran Swinn, Jex Saarelaht, Colin Hopkins, Erik Griswold, and Ren Walters, the Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival is now calling for submissions for the 2012 Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival Commission.

The Commission provides $1500 to a composer to write an extended work for an ensemble (greater than 5 piece) of his or her choice and also provides rehearsal and performance fees for ensemble players. The commissioned work will be presented by the 2012 Melbourne Jazz Fringe Board. The performance date is currently scheduled for Sunday May 13th 5pm at Northcote Town Hall.

Interested parties are asked to provide a description of their proposal outlining the idea behind the composition and how the idea will be realized on one A4 page (font size 12 pt minimum) and a brief biography. 

The Fringe is asking:
What is fringe?
Do you have a great idea?
What is it?
How are you going to do it?
What’s your thing?

This should be emailed to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Audio support material is also welcome (1 CD) and should be sent to:

Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival, Commission Submission
C/o 15 Latrobe Street Brunswick 3056

Applications must be received by no later than 5pm, Friday March 30; the winning submission will be announced on Thursday April 5th. Interstate and international applicants please note The Commission does not cover the cost of airfares or accommodation. Applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival wishes to thank APRA, without whose invaluable assistance this event would not be possible.

For enquires regarding The Commission contact:

Sonja Horbelt - Ph: 0417364314 Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For more info visit www.melbournejazzfringe.com

October 17, 2014

Tim Firth's SCOREDATURA

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Tim Firth is hitting out with his own band and sound. Boosted along by his National Jazz award, lucky Sydney audiences have a chance to catch his band next month, and hopefully a CD release in the not too distant future. JK: What were your biggest influences in deciding on your own band and musical style for it? TF: The biggest influences on the musical style for my band are the old school and modern heavy metal and progressive metal bands. My… Read more
October 15, 2014

Sounds Australia on its way to jazzahead!

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
If you were thinking of attending jazzahead! or putting in an application for a showcase, for the first time in 2015, national export initiative SOUNDS AUSTRALIA will be coordinating an Australian presence at jazzahead! by investing in an Australian stand at the trade show. jazzahead! is the most important international jazz trade show, including its integrated showcase festival. For the past eight years, the trade fair has been steadily growing… Read more
October 14, 2014

2014 ARIA award winner

Congratulations to the Paul Grabowsky Sextet, winner of the ARIA awards Best Jazz Album for The Bitter Suite (ABC Jazz/UMA) Other nominees were Andrea Keller Quartet with Strings - Wave Rider (Jazzhead/MGM) Emma Pask - Season Of My Heart (Mercury Records Australia/Universal Music Australia) Graeme Lyall, John Hoffman, Tony Gould, Ben Robertson, Tony Floyd - The Hunters & Pointers (Which Way Music/Fuse Group) Vince Jones - The Monash Sessions… Read more
October 14, 2014

2014 National Jazz awards finalists

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Congratulations to the ten finalists of the 2014 National Jazz Awards, have been announced. For 2014 the focus is on guitar. “The finals of the Awards always give audiences the chance to hear talented young musicians from around Australia, and this year including one who has been based in New York for a few years. In some cases, they have the chance to confirm an already- positive reputation. In the case of others who aren’t yet well-known, it’s… Read more
October 14, 2014

Benny Lackner touring down under

in Interviews Interviews Posted by Joanne Kee
Interview with Benny Lackner and Caroline Mannins by Andrew Lorien Benny was born in Berlin, moved to California at age 13. He studied under Charlie Haden, Brad Mehldau, and a dozen other geniuses. They've all called him a genius. He spreads his time between New York, Berlin, and wherever he's touring at the moment, which could be anywere. This tour is 17 dates in Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, and NZ : I became interested in how the tour came… Read more
October 13, 2014

Jeremy Rose and Callum G’Froerer participate in Ensemble Offspring’s first Hatched Academy

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
In 2014 Ensemble Offspring launched a new education program, The Hatched Academy, to mentor emerging performers and composers passionate about building a career in new music. The inaugural participants both come from backgrounds in the jazz world – Sydney-based composer (and saxophonist) Jeremy Rose and trumpeter Callum G’Froerer, who hails from Perth and is currently based in Melbourne. Rose’s many projects include groups The Vampires, The… Read more
October 12, 2014

Do True, Robert Burke with Kenny Werner

in CD Reviews South Australia Posted by Joanne Kee
Rating: four stars Well-established Melbourne saxophonist Robert Burke has appeared on over 200 CDs ranging from pop/rock acts to contemporary jazz, he’s toured extensively throughout Asia, Europe, the US and Australia, and he’s been Coordinator of Jazz and Popular Studies at Monash University’s School of Music for over ten years. This latest album was recorded in New York with Burke fronting a trio of US musicians led by pianist Kenny Werner.… Read more
October 10, 2014

Visions by Kavita Shah

in CD Reviews New South Wales Posted by Joanne Kee
Inner Circle Music Rating: Four stars In this New York recording vocalist Kavita Shah has no fewer than 14 musicians supporting and the music reflects her background in Mumbai and Brazil. There are several Ragas, a tabla interlude and songs in Portuguese. Co-produced by Shah and guitarist Lionel Louecke the songs range across Shah’s arrangements of numbers by well-known composers together with several of her own compositions. The title track… Read more
October 03, 2014

How jazzahead! works

in Interviews Interviews Posted by Joanne Kee
From niche to the centre of the arts How jazzahead! works Interview Peter Schulze by Joanne Kee – How jazzahead! works JK: I am here with Peter Schulze, one of the Artistic Directors of jazzahead! and we’re just going to chat about how jazzahead! works. PS: It works because we really focus on jazz we realised when we looked at other exhibitions like Womex, Popkomm or Midem, they all used to have jazz, but the longer these exhibitions went the… Read more

The Jazz Australia Project is run by

places and spaces and is supported by Jazz Queensland

Founder supporters below

bottomLogos