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301 Album Awards
Katie Noonan has won the gong for best jazz album at the ARIA Artisan and Fine A ...
302 Wangaratta in Review
A new performing arts centre was in place for the twentieth Wangaratta Festival ...
303 Barney McAll and Sylent Running
In Australia he was a rising jazz star, but that didn't count for much in the US ...
304 National Jazz Awards - Finalists
This year saxophone is the featured instrument at the National Jazz Awards and o ...
305 The National Jazz Alliance
The National Jazz Alliance was created in 2008 to develop a unified voice and st ...
306 Intangible Asset Number 82
If you were at the Daorum concert at the Sydney Opera House in March 2008, you h ...
307 Jazz Musicians and Writers Meet in Harlem
Despite the emergence of many distinctive voices in Australian jazz music over t ...
308 Tour Reviews
Australia has recently played host to some of the most creative musicians playin ...
309 Creative Flight of a "Fabulous Flamingo"
Looking back pianist and composer Mike Nock describes himself as a “bit of a w ...
310 Mike Nock honoured at Bells
Pianist, composer, educator and jazz icon Mike Nock was honoured this evening ...
311 Barney McAll In New York
Composer and pianist Barney McAll is a leading light of the new Brooklyn—the ...
312 Kirk Lightsey, Bernie McGann and a rich tradition
Thirteen years ago Detroit pianist Kirk Lightsey and Granville alto saxophonis ...
313 The Necks in North America
  Popular trio The Necks have completed an extensive tour of the United Stat ...
314 Stonnington Jazz 2009
  The program for Stonnington Jazz 2009 has been announced and highlights in ...
315 Tony Gould Wins Don Banks Award
  Pianist and composer Tony Gould is one of Australia's most respected music ...
316 APRA Jazz Award
As part of its annual Music Awards, the Australasian Performing Right Associat ...
317 Sandy Evans - Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address
  In December, saxophonist and composer Sandy Evans delivered the 10th annua ...
318 Melbourne Jazz 2009
Next Autumn's Melbourne International Jazz Festival will branch out to include ...
319 The Best of 2008
What were the best jazz albums released this year? Everyone has an opinion but ...
320 Chick Corea in Australia
Chick Corea is one of the most prolific artists in jazz. It’s not just the v ...

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November 09, 2014

Dee Alexander speaks to Short Takes

in Interviews Interviews Posted by Joanne Kee
Dee Alexander speaks to Short Takes Read more
November 08, 2014

Highlights of the Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival 2014

in News Articles Victoria Posted by Joanne Kee
Expectations were high for the twenty-fifth anniversary of this iconic, annual festival. Its slogan: ‘Seriously good music,’ held promise and long-serving Artistic Director Adrian Jackson’s program delivered. There was a good mix of famous overseas names and outstanding locals plus opportunities for blending the two. There have been years when some of the imported headliners were disappointingly unimpressive, especially alongside top class… Read more
October 30, 2014

Mildura Jazz Food and wine Festival

in Events & Programs Victoria Posted by Joanne Kee
Australia hosts a number of jazz festivals around the country, from big mothership music focussed affairs such as Wangaratta Jazz Festival or Brisbane International Jazz Festival through to activity that focuses around food, wine and jazz. The Mildura Jazz Food and Wine Festival, celebrates jazz and food with dinners, a Jazz Street Party, a river cruise and school bands One of the highlights of the festival is its eclectic mix of traditional and… Read more
October 28, 2014

Jazz comes a calling - Barney McAll wins residency

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Grammy Award nominated musician and composer Barney McAll has been chosen for next year’s Peggy Glanville-Hicks residency. The announcement will be officially made tonight in Sydney at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks address, hosted by the New Music Network. The address will be given by composer, video artist and instrument designer Warren Burt. Australia Council Acting Director Music Andy Rantzen said Barney McAll was the outstanding candidate in a… Read more
October 28, 2014

Dee Alexander headlines Sydney International Womens Jazz Festival

in News Articles National News Posted by John Bostock
“Ms. Dee Alexander delivers every note with a passion and grace that leave her listeners limp”. Making her first trip to Australia is one of the great young Chicago jazz singers - Dee Alexander. Dee is the headline act in the third Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival. Tipped to be the “next” Ella Fitzgerald she will be appearing in Sydney for only three performances. She comeswith impeccable credentials and has been hailed as being “among… Read more
October 27, 2014

NYC to Melbourne and back with Danny Fischer

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
On the eve of their Australian tour, Danny Fischer of Spoke finds time to chat about his music and life in NYC versus Melbourne. JK: What are the differences on the jazz scene in NYC and Australia, obviously the population is different, but do audiences engage in a different way? DF: I guess context is everything. A bar in New York is a place to meet people, a place to network, a place to be seen. And in those places is where you’ll find a band… Read more
October 27, 2014

20th Anniversary of the Australian Art Orchestra

in Events & Programs Victoria Posted by Joanne Kee
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Australian Art Orchestra Peter Knight, AD, has curated a series of three concerts aimed at highlighting this extraordinary ensemble’s history while also looking to its future. Peter talks about the series. The first two concerts (on 5th and 6th November) consist of four acoustic solo performances per night in the ANAM Quartetthaus, which is a bespoke 50 seat circular venue with a central, slowly turning,… Read more
October 25, 2014

Rava makes his debut in Australia

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Italian Maestro Enrico Rava's appearance on these shores has been a long time coming. He was originally booked by Adrian Jackson for Wangaratta back in 1996, but visa complications delayed that plan by nearly 20 years! He is performing in a number of different lineups. For his Sydney and Melbourne performances the quintet, features Mirko Guerrini, a highly-regarded saxophonist on the Italian jazz scene (and often a colleague of Enrico’s) before… Read more
October 24, 2014

Pat Metheny Unity Group - spellbinding

in Gig Reviews Victoria Posted by Joanne Kee
To say this concert by legendary guitarist and innovator Pat Metheny’s Unity Group played non-stop for nearly three hours, and received a standing ovation for three encores hardly begins to convey their sheer musical genius in a spellbinding evening. Metheny, winner of three gold album awards and multiple Grammies, turned 60 this year, but could pass for 15 years younger. Opening solo on his famous double-necked guitar – one of many different… Read more

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