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Sydney's 42nd Street - Glebe

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Mike Nock image Andrew Lorien'Three bands on the same street?' he says excitedly of the string of gigs stirring along the road as we speak. 'It’s like 42nd Street or something. It’s fantastic.'
 
He is only half-joking.  It is 10pm, and I am talking with Sydney jazz guitarist Steve Brien. We sit in a small, cosy, scarlet-lit bar in Glebe. Steve, partly tongue in cheek, has compared Glebe Point Road to the bustling, fervent jazz strips of 1930s and 1940s New York. ...
 
Extract from Jazz Planet, an Extempore publication
April 16, 2014

Brisbane International Jazz Festival 2014 - FULL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED!

in News Articles Queensland Posted by Jim Budd
The 2nd edition of the Brisbane International Jazz Festival presented by Jazz Queensland features a stellar line up of local, interstate and International artists from 4 – 8 June, 2014 at Brisbane venues including the Queensland Multicultural Centre, Brisbane Jazz Club, Queen Street Mall and JMI Live! Opening night Wednesday 4th June award winning Queensland jazz composers Rafael Karlen, Andrew Butt, Louise Denson and Sean Foran showcase their… Read more
April 14, 2014

Greg Osby indelible sax

in Interviews Interviews Posted by Joanne Kee
On the eve of his Australian tour, we caught up for a quick chat with Greg Osby. Saxophonist, composer, producer and educator Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with other acclaimed jazz groups for the past 20 years. Highly regarded for his insightful and innovative approach to composition and performance, Osby is a shining beacon among the current generation of jazz… Read more
April 14, 2014

Perth International Jazz Festival 2014

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
PERTH INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL RETURNS IN 2014 Following its unprecedented success in 2013, the Perth International Jazz Festival (PIJF) makes its triumphant return to the city from Friday 9 May – Sunday 11 May 2014 with over 30 jazz performances taking place across 12 venues throughout Perth. The three-day festival will feature a blend of ticketed and free community events by a host of celebrated local, national and international jazz… Read more
April 10, 2014

Digital overtakes physical

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Music subscription revenues help drive growth in most major markets IFPI have just released a report on music subscription revenues MORE INFO A special case study on the Australian market has also just been released, with the Australian recorded music industry experienced another transformative year in 2013, as the rapid growth and development in digital music services locally led to digital music (54.7%) overtaking physical music product… Read more
April 08, 2014

Live Performance action plan in Sydney

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
The City of Sydney endorsed an action plan for Live Music and performance in Sydney at last nights full Council meeting. This is a five year Live Music and Performance Action Plan. Congratulations to everyone involved. Read more
April 04, 2014

Why we need music reform - Victoria

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Victoria's music industry is in much better shape than two years ago but there is still a way to go. In July 2012, Music Victoria released a position paper called The Case for Regulatory Reform. Written in conjunction with members of fellow advocacy groups Save Live Australia’s Music and FairGo4LiveMusic, it detailed a broken regulatory system that was failing the live music industry, which contributes $1billion to the economy. READ MORE from… Read more
April 01, 2014

Martin Taylor shredding the acoustic

in Interviews Interviews Posted by Joanne Kee
‘He out-shred’s all of us put together….I’ve never seen anything like it’ – Jeff Beck Martin Taylor is a multi-award winning guitarist, composer, educator and innovator whom Acoustic Guitar magazine calls ‘THE Acoustic Guitarist of his Generation’. Reading his biography is like a musical who’s who. He returns to Australia for his first solo tour of the country in five years, where he will perform works from The Great American songbook as well as… Read more
April 01, 2014

2014 Nominations for Art Music Awards

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Art Music Awards – Call for Nominations APRA and the Australian Music Centre are now calling for nominations for the 2014 Art Music Awards. Nominations for all categories are accepted from APRA and AMC members; nominations for Work of the Year categories are also accepted from industry organisations and companies. Works, events and performances from 2013 will be eligible for nomination. Visit the APRA and AMC websites for a calendar of events,… Read more
April 01, 2014

Sydney Embraces 57 Plans To Save Live Music Scene

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Sydney’s live music scene is set to get massive council support in the coming months and years as all 57 recommendations of a live music action plan were endorsed by committee yesterday. Article by Scott Fitzsimons from the music.com Read more

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