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361 National Jazz Awards - Finalists Announced
The finalists of the National Jazz Awards have been announced. The 10 pianists ...
362 Thoughts On The Classic Jazz And Ragtime Festival
Now for something not so very different. During a stint at the important SIMA ...
363 Melbourne Jazz - Program Changes
Melbourne Jazz has announced changes to its 2008 program ahead of the festival ...
364 Sonny Rollins in Sydney
Sonny Rollins will make his Australian debut at the Sydney Opera House on 1 Ju ...
365 Sedergreen Wins Don Banks Award
Pianist Bob Sedergreen has won the 2008 Don Banks Music Award, Australia’s m ...
366 Wadada Leo Smith
A warm climate has returned to Australian improvised music that reminds me of ...
367 Stonnington Jazz - 100% Home Grown
The Stonnington Jazz festival, after a brief flirtation with the month of Marc ...
368 Nicki Parrott: Postcard From New York
The dream of working in New York may be less central to the aspirations of you ...
369 2008 - the year of the Short Story
In its fourth year, the National Jazz Writing Competition this year focuses on ...
370 Ornette: Great Expectations Meet Sublime Sound
Before a major artistic event I have moments of trepidation. The butterflies s ...
371 Adrian Mears: Postcard from Germany
Sydney trombonist, composer and bandleader Adrian Mears left Australia for Ger ...
372 Alan Corbet 1964 - 2008
Kate Lidbetter, Director, Music, at the Australia Council worked closely with Al ...
373 Alan Corbet 1964 - 2008
It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of our friend and colle ...
374 The Sound of the Gong
A jazz festival aimed at younger people, and which features collaborations bet ...
375 Ali Foster - The Groove is the Thing
Drummer Ali Foster, the 2007 recipient of the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award, ...
376 Bell Awards - Nominations Close Today
Nominations for the 2008 Australian Jazz Awards close today, 15 February. Any ...
377 APRA Jazz Award
As part of its annual Music Awards, the Australasian Performing Right Associat ...
378 Jackie Orszaczky 1948 - 2008
Bass player, composer and bandleader Jackie Orszaczky has died after a long ba ...
379 Bell Awards - Nominations Open
Nominations for the 2008 Australian Jazz Awards have opened, but be quick – th ...
380 Melbourne Jazz Co-op Celebrates 25 Years
Martin Jackson remembers when the jazz bug bit for the first time. It was the ...

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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
October 17, 2014


in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Tim Firth is hitting out with his own band and sound. Boosted along by his National Jazz award, lucky Sydney audiences have a chance to catch his band next month, and hopefully a CD release in the not too distant future. JK: What were your biggest influences in deciding on your own band and musical style for it? TF: The biggest influences on the musical style for my band are the old school and modern heavy metal and progressive metal bands. My… Read more
October 15, 2014

Sounds Australia on its way to jazzahead!

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
If you were thinking of attending jazzahead! or putting in an application for a showcase, for the first time in 2015, national export initiative SOUNDS AUSTRALIA will be coordinating an Australian presence at jazzahead! by investing in an Australian stand at the trade show. jazzahead! is the most important international jazz trade show, including its integrated showcase festival. For the past eight years, the trade fair has been steadily growing… Read more

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