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1 When Music triumphs over censorship
John Lennon once said, "Music is everybody's possession. I ...
2 Congratulations to Art Music Award winners
Winners were announced across 11 national and seven State categories at this ...
3 Congratulations to Freedman 2014 winner Aaron Choulai
After a night of amazing music, the winner of the Freedman Fellowships was se ...
4 Bennetts Lane Jazz Club is closing
BENNETTS LANE JAZZ CLUB, Melbourne's iconic live jazz venue will be closi ...
5 The future of new music is at risk if we continue to undervalue composers
Whilst jazz commissions are not as common as those for classical music, this ...
6 $15,000 Recording Grants On Offer
The PPCA (Phonographic Performance Company of Australia) and the Australia Co ...
7 Pat Metheny headliner at the Melbourne Festival
Pat  Metheny 20-time Grammy Award–winning guitarist is returning t ...
8 2014 Art Music Awards Nominations for jazz
Congratulations to the following artists and organisations nominated ...
9 Freedman Jazz Fellowships announced
The Music Trust today announced the four finalists for the 2014 Freedman ...
10 Brisbane Festival Jazz On Sunday program
For 2014, Jazz Queensland and Brisbane festival continue their partnership wi ...
11 Artist Distribution scheme for recordings
  PPCA Calls all Australian Recording Artists and Labels PP ...
12 Hard Core on the Fly
Some of Australia's most exciting up and coming musicians will colla ...
13 25TH Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival
Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival program announced ENRICO RAVA (ITAL ...
14 Tribute to Charlie Haden
RIP Charlie Haden Haden viewed jazz as the “music of rebellion,&rdq ...
15 Art is worth less in the age of streaming
Let’s be clear: from Spotify to Pandora, streamed music is killing down ...
16 Music : Still ahead of the game
Warren Burt presents the 16th peggy glanville-hicks address Music today ...
17 Paul Grabowsky: The complete musician, at ANU
Video from a lecture series, The Complete musician at ANU   ...
18 Music Changes the Way You Think
Different music encourages different frames of mind Jun 24, 2014 ...
19 Freedman Fellowship Long List
The long list of candidates for the prestigious 2014 Freedman Jazz Fellowship ...
20 Sandy Evans Indian Odyssey
Congratulations to Sandy Evans who has just been awarded a Churchill Fellowsh ...

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September 11, 2014

Interview with Simon Milman on his Wanderlust collaboration

in Interviews Interviews Posted by Joanne Kee
Reina De La Pileta (Queen of The Swimming Pool)is a collaboration between Wanderlust and Simon Milman. It aims to transport listeners on a musical journey through Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Morocco and more, stopping for a horror film matinee en route. We asked Simon a few questions about this project. JK: How did this collaboration come about? SM: Miroslav and I met at the Canberra School of Music around 2003. We started working together in… Read more
September 07, 2014

When Music triumphs over censorship

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
John Lennon once said, "Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it." But publishers aren't the only ones who limit people's access to music. 17 Powerful moments when music triumphed over censorship READ MORE From Music.mic by Jarod Lindzon Read more
September 01, 2014

Congratulations to Art Music Award winners

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Winners were announced across 11 national and seven State categories at this year’s Art Music Awards held for the first time in Melbourne at the Plaza Ballroom on Tuesday 26th August. Hosted by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre, the Art Music Awards celebrate the achievement and creative success of composers, performers and educators in the genres of contemporary art music, jazz and experimental music. This year’s diverse list of… Read more
August 21, 2014

Congratulations to Freedman 2014 winner Aaron Choulai

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
After a night of amazing music, the winner of the Freedman Fellowships was selected. Congratulations Aaron Choulai. At the age of 21 his first CD Place, was described by Paul Grabowsky as "A milestone in Australian jazz". Tokyo-based pianist Aaron Choulai received the Japanese Ministry of Education ‘mombushou’ Scholarship to study at the Tokyo College of the Arts (2009 – 2013). Aaron will use his Fellowship prize to invest in quality equipment… Read more
August 20, 2014

Bennetts Lane Jazz Club is closing

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
BENNETTS LANE JAZZ CLUB, Melbourne's iconic live jazz venue will be closing mid June 2015. The Bennetts Lane Jazz Club site has been sold. Over the past 22 years has hosted a plethora of national and international artists. Rumours of the closure of the Bennetts Lane Jazz Club have now been officially confirmed. The venue is reported as being sold because of the extraordinary offer made (reportedly an eight-figure sum), rather than a failing… Read more
August 19, 2014

The future of new music is at risk if we continue to undervalue composers

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Whilst jazz commissions are not as common as those for classical music, this report and stagnant or decreasing performance fees points to it being a tough life for many musicians abroad as well as in Australia. "Professional composers are being asked to create new pieces for ‘shockingly low’ fees, Sound and Music report finds • Average fee per commission in 2013 was £1,392 • 15% of those surveyed earned more income v previous year" READ MORE… Read more
August 18, 2014

$15,000 Recording Grants On Offer

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
The PPCA (Phonographic Performance Company of Australia) and the Australia Council of the Arts are jointly offering recording grants worth $15,000 to make new music. This is the second year that the PPCA and Australia Council are offering these grants. Last year’s recipients included Courtney Barnett, The Grigoryan Brothers, Lance Ferguson of The Bamboos, Ben Salter and Ainslie Wills. Dan Rosen, PPCA Chief Executive Officer said he was pleased… Read more
August 10, 2014

Liminal Jex Saarelaht Trio

in CD Reviews Victoria Posted by Joanne Kee
Rating: Four stars Formed over twenty years ago by pianist Jex Saarelaht this trio, one of the most respected Melbourne small groups, has now released a follow-up to their 1999 double album, Fiveways which included saxophonist Julien Wilson. With long term associates bassist Philip Rex and drummer Niko Schauble, Saarelaht’s trio has added these six originals to his considerable repertoire. The opening track – conversely entitled Closing – is a… Read more
August 10, 2014

Pat Metheny headliner at the Melbourne Festival

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Pat Metheny 20-time Grammy Award–winning guitarist is returning to Australia with his Unity Band for the first time in two decades. Known for his dizzyingly complex and dynamic musicianship, he is very much a legend amongst the pantheon of prog jazz gods. The Pat Metheny Unity Group may be his most accomplished and ambitious project yet, a combination of his human collaborators – Chris Potter, Antonio Sánchez, Ben Williams and Giulio Carmassi –… Read more

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