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

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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
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

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