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281 National Jazz Awards - Finalists
This year saxophone is the featured instrument at the National Jazz Awards and o ...
282 The National Jazz Alliance
The National Jazz Alliance was created in 2008 to develop a unified voice and st ...
283 Intangible Asset Number 82
If you were at the Daorum concert at the Sydney Opera House in March 2008, you h ...
284 Jazz Musicians and Writers Meet in Harlem
Despite the emergence of many distinctive voices in Australian jazz music over t ...
285 Tour Reviews
Australia has recently played host to some of the most creative musicians playin ...
286 Creative Flight of a "Fabulous Flamingo"
Looking back pianist and composer Mike Nock describes himself as a “bit of a w ...
287 Mike Nock honoured at Bells
Pianist, composer, educator and jazz icon Mike Nock was honoured this evening ...
288 Barney McAll In New York
Composer and pianist Barney McAll is a leading light of the new Brooklyn—the ...
289 Kirk Lightsey, Bernie McGann and a rich tradition
Thirteen years ago Detroit pianist Kirk Lightsey and Granville alto saxophonis ...
290 The Necks in North America
  Popular trio The Necks have completed an extensive tour of the United Stat ...
291 Stonnington Jazz 2009
  The program for Stonnington Jazz 2009 has been announced and highlights in ...
292 Tony Gould Wins Don Banks Award
  Pianist and composer Tony Gould is one of Australia's most respected music ...
293 APRA Jazz Award
As part of its annual Music Awards, the Australasian Performing Right Associat ...
294 Sandy Evans - Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address
  In December, saxophonist and composer Sandy Evans delivered the 10th annua ...
295 Melbourne Jazz 2009
Next Autumn's Melbourne International Jazz Festival will branch out to include ...
296 The Best of 2008
What were the best jazz albums released this year? Everyone has an opinion but ...
297 Chick Corea in Australia
Chick Corea is one of the most prolific artists in jazz. It’s not just the v ...
298 Tina Harrod
Tina Harrod has won the Best Australian Independent Jazz Album award for her r ...
299 The Australian Accent Reviewed
Jazz: The Australian Accent John Shand (UNSW Press) This work deserves attent ...
300 National Jazz Awards 2008 - Alex Boneham
  Alex Boneham of New South Wales When did you start playing bass and why? ...

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July 23, 2014

The Hunters & Pointers CD review

in CD Reviews Victoria Posted by Joanne Kee
Rating: Four stars Recorded at The Limerick Arms Hotel, South Melbourne in 1991 this new release, 23 years later, qualifies as a ‘golden oldies’ collection for both content and performers. There are five lengthy tracks, all standards delivered in a mainstream style by a top talent Melbourne quintet of the time. The high level of musicianship is obvious from the beginning of the opener Just Friends, as John Hoffman’s trumpet interweaves with… Read more
July 23, 2014

Davi Sings Sinatra by Robert Davi

in CD Reviews Victoria Posted by Joanne Kee
Rating: Three stars American singer and actor Robert Davi – Die Hard, Licence to Kill etc. – has been a long term fan since he appeared with his idol Frank Sinatra in the 1977 television drama Contract on Cherry Street. This collection of twelve of Sinatra’s best known songs, features similar arrangements by Nic Tenbroek to those iconic ones by the gifted Nelson Riddle, complete with copies of Riddle’s string sections. Nevertheless these… Read more
July 23, 2014

Su Su Nje Daniel Susnjar

in CD Reviews Western Australia Posted by Joanne Kee
Rating: Four stars West Australian-based drummer/composer Daniel Susnjar has recently returned from five years of performing and studying in the USA where he completed a Masters and Doctorate in Musical Arts at the Miami Frost School of Music. For his doctoral thesis Susnjar travelled to Peru to study Afro-Peruvian drumming and later assembled a group of top-shelf traditional and jazz players from the US, Australia, and Peru in New York to… Read more
July 18, 2014

Java Quartet - Together review

in CD Reviews New South Wales Posted by Joanne Kee
Review by John McBeath Rating: Four stars Over their 20-year existence, this Sydney quartet has attracted a loyal following and this latest recording brings their album total to seven. After the group’s 2010 release Rejavanation which experimented with digital beats, and electro-jazz, this new collection is a return to Java’s more familiar territory of acoustic contemporary jazz. All compositions are by bassist/leader Michael Galeazzi. There are… Read more
July 17, 2014

Hard Core on the Fly

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Some of Australia's most exciting up and coming musicians will collaborate with members of the Australian Art Orchestra (AAO), during a month-long Hard Core on the Fly residency every Thursday night in August at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club curated by Scott Tinkler. Renowned saxophonist George Garzone (USA) will join the ensemble in Melbourne on 21 August and Perth on 28 August. This third series of Hard Core on the Fly will again be completely… Read more
July 13, 2014

25TH Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival program announced ENRICO RAVA (ITALY) - JEFF 'TAIN' WATTS (USA) - LAURA WATTS (USA) - JOE LOUIS WALKER (USA) - SPOKE (USA) - ROGER MANINS (NZ) - LISA PARROT (AUS/USA) - HARPER (AUS/USA) The 2014 lineup for the Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival now in its milestone 25th year. Artistic director Adrian Jackson said, “25 years is a landmark that no-one would have been willing to bet on back when the Festival began as… Read more
July 12, 2014

Tribute to Charlie Haden

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
RIP Charlie Haden Haden viewed jazz as the “music of rebellion,” and felt it was his responsibility and mission to challenge the world through music, and through artistic risks that expressed his own individual artistic vision. Image courtesy of Charlie Haden's website Charlie Haden wikipedia Read more
July 10, 2014

Art is worth less in the age of streaming

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Let’s be clear: from Spotify to Pandora, streamed music is killing downloads, and that’s bad for artists and music lovers. The opposition between art and commerce has been a defining feature of the history of pop music. The countercultural rebellion of the 1960s, to take perhaps the most poignant illustration, was one fully permeated by romantic ideology, by a faith in the possibility of authentic art. The Beatles, the Stones, Dylan and The… Read more
July 09, 2014

Music : Still ahead of the game

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Warren Burt presents the 16th peggy glanville-hicks address Music today consists of a bewildering variety of kinds of music and music making. We’ve really arrived at the situation predicted by Kenneth Gaburo in 1975 when he wrote (in The Beauty of Irrelevant Music) ‘And what if we replaced every ‘either/or’ statement with an ‘and’ statement?’ In the 1970s, Jacques Attali advanced the not-so-new idea that changes in the social and economic… Read more

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