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301 Mike Nock honoured at Bells
Pianist, composer, educator and jazz icon Mike Nock was honoured this evening ...
302 Barney McAll In New York
Composer and pianist Barney McAll is a leading light of the new Brooklyn—the ...
303 Kirk Lightsey, Bernie McGann and a rich tradition
Thirteen years ago Detroit pianist Kirk Lightsey and Granville alto saxophonis ...
304 The Necks in North America
  Popular trio The Necks have completed an extensive tour of the United Stat ...
305 Stonnington Jazz 2009
  The program for Stonnington Jazz 2009 has been announced and highlights in ...
306 Tony Gould Wins Don Banks Award
  Pianist and composer Tony Gould is one of Australia's most respected music ...
307 APRA Jazz Award
As part of its annual Music Awards, the Australasian Performing Right Associat ...
308 Sandy Evans - Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address
  In December, saxophonist and composer Sandy Evans delivered the 10th annua ...
309 Melbourne Jazz 2009
Next Autumn's Melbourne International Jazz Festival will branch out to include ...
310 The Best of 2008
What were the best jazz albums released this year? Everyone has an opinion but ...
311 Chick Corea in Australia
Chick Corea is one of the most prolific artists in jazz. It’s not just the v ...
312 Tina Harrod
Tina Harrod has won the Best Australian Independent Jazz Album award for her r ...
313 The Australian Accent Reviewed
Jazz: The Australian Accent John Shand (UNSW Press) This work deserves attent ...
314 National Jazz Awards 2008 - Alex Boneham
  Alex Boneham of New South Wales When did you start playing bass and why? ...
315 Q&As with National Jazz Awards finalists
Each year, Jazz Australia talks to the ten finalists in Australia's most prest ...
316 National Jazz Awards 2008 - Ben Waples
Ben Waples of New South Wales When did you start playing bass and why? For ex ...
317 National Jazz Awards 2008 - Des White
  Des White of Victoria When did you start playing bass and why? For exampl ...
318 National Jazz Awards 2008 - Karl Dunnicliff
  Karl Dunnicliff of New South Wales When did you start playing bass and wh ...
319 National Jazz Awards 2008 - John Kingman
  John Kingma of Victoria When did you start playing bass and why? For exam ...
320 National Jazz Awards 2008 - Phil Stack
Phil Stack of New South Wales When did you start playing bass and why? For ex ...

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October 01, 2014

Rent free rehearsal spaces in Sydney

in News Articles New South Wales Posted by Joanne Kee
The City of Sydney has announced free rehearsal spaces for students. In their Live Music and Performance Action Plan they committed to reviewing community facilities to optimise use as rehearsal spaces, including for students and student groups. As a first step toward fulfilling this commitment the City have removed all fees and charges for student or student group rehearsals in 18 of their community venues. Starting immediately, any student or… Read more
September 30, 2014

Music Australia

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Music Australia is the new name for the Music Council of Australia, as the organisation celebrates it’s 21st birthday. Music Australia is a fifty member not-for profit national umbrella body representing all aspects of Australian music. It is the only organisation in the country devoted to music in its entirety with activities spanning education, community and the professional industry. Announcing the new identity Chairman Michael Smellie… Read more
September 29, 2014

European Jazz Network

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
I have just had the pleasure of attending the European Jazz Network's conference, where I spoke on a panel with Paul Augustin (Penang Jazz Festival), Agus Setiawan (Warta Jazz in Indonesa) hosted by Ian Patterson (All About Jazz), who was the keynote speaker with a vast knowledge of Asian music. For the first time in the EJN history, this annual meeting has grown into a larger "European Jazz Conference" open also to non-member professionals,… Read more
September 26, 2014

Keith Jarrett & CharlieHaden, Last Dance

in CD Reviews New South Wales Posted by Joanne Kee
Last Dance Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden ECM/Fuse Rating: Four and a half stars This album is both appropriately titled and saddeningly timely, since pianist Keith Jarrett’s long-term partner, bassist Charlie Haden died in July this year aged 76. After regular performances in Jarrett’s quartet from 1967 to 1976 the two didn’t play together again until 2007 when they recorded two albums over four days at Jarrett’s home studio: Jasmine released in… Read more
September 21, 2014

Untranslatable CD review Matthew Sheens

in CD Reviews South Australia Posted by John McBeath
Rating: Four stars Since leaving Adelaide to study for a Masters at New England Conservatory, Boston, USA in 2009, having graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the Elder Conservatorium, pianist Mathew Sheens, predictably, has gone from strength to strength. Now, as a follow up to his acclaimed 2013 release Every Eight Seconds, this new album was also recorded in New York. The new collection Untranslatable, continues the pianist’s compositional… Read more
September 18, 2014

Surveying the benefits of live music in Australia

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
"The social and economic benefits of Australia's live music industry are being put in the spotlight with a new survey across four states. The study will be a cost-benefit analysis of venue-based live music in Hobart, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. Lead researcher Dave Carter, from the University of Tasmania, said the aim was to examine how governments could help the sector and how live music impacts on people's lives. "One of the things we'd… Read more
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

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