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361 Sedergreen Wins Don Banks Award
Pianist Bob Sedergreen has won the 2008 Don Banks Music Award, Australia’s m ...
362 Wadada Leo Smith
A warm climate has returned to Australian improvised music that reminds me of ...
363 Stonnington Jazz - 100% Home Grown
The Stonnington Jazz festival, after a brief flirtation with the month of Marc ...
364 Nicki Parrott: Postcard From New York
The dream of working in New York may be less central to the aspirations of you ...
365 2008 - the year of the Short Story
In its fourth year, the National Jazz Writing Competition this year focuses on ...
366 Ornette: Great Expectations Meet Sublime Sound
Before a major artistic event I have moments of trepidation. The butterflies s ...
367 Adrian Mears: Postcard from Germany
Sydney trombonist, composer and bandleader Adrian Mears left Australia for Ger ...
368 Alan Corbet 1964 - 2008
Kate Lidbetter, Director, Music, at the Australia Council worked closely with Al ...
369 Alan Corbet 1964 - 2008
It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of our friend and colle ...
370 The Sound of the Gong
A jazz festival aimed at younger people, and which features collaborations bet ...
371 Ali Foster - The Groove is the Thing
Drummer Ali Foster, the 2007 recipient of the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award, ...
372 Bell Awards - Nominations Close Today
Nominations for the 2008 Australian Jazz Awards close today, 15 February. Any ...
373 APRA Jazz Award
As part of its annual Music Awards, the Australasian Performing Right Associat ...
374 Jackie Orszaczky 1948 - 2008
Bass player, composer and bandleader Jackie Orszaczky has died after a long ba ...
375 Bell Awards - Nominations Open
Nominations for the 2008 Australian Jazz Awards have opened, but be quick – th ...
376 Melbourne Jazz Co-op Celebrates 25 Years
Martin Jackson remembers when the jazz bug bit for the first time. It was the ...
377 New Releases 2008
Jonathan ZwartzThe Sea Greg Coffin TrioIt’s neither either or. It’s both ...
378 Ornette - The Freedom Principle
You can take the man out of Texas but Texas is still strong in Ornette Coleman ...
379 Melbourne Jazz Co-op - 25 Years and More
The Melbourne Jazz Co-operative celebrates its 25th birthday this week – 12 ...
380 Grabowsky to Lead Adelaide Festival
ARIA-winning jazz pianist and composer Paul Grabowsky has pledged to make what ...

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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
October 14, 2014

2014 ARIA award winner

Congratulations to the Paul Grabowsky Sextet, winner of the ARIA awards Best Jazz Album for The Bitter Suite (ABC Jazz/UMA) Other nominees were Andrea Keller Quartet with Strings - Wave Rider (Jazzhead/MGM) Emma Pask - Season Of My Heart (Mercury Records Australia/Universal Music Australia) Graeme Lyall, John Hoffman, Tony Gould, Ben Robertson, Tony Floyd - The Hunters & Pointers (Which Way Music/Fuse Group) Vince Jones - The Monash Sessions… Read more
October 14, 2014

2014 National Jazz awards finalists

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Congratulations to the ten finalists of the 2014 National Jazz Awards, have been announced. For 2014 the focus is on guitar. “The finals of the Awards always give audiences the chance to hear talented young musicians from around Australia, and this year including one who has been based in New York for a few years. In some cases, they have the chance to confirm an already- positive reputation. In the case of others who aren’t yet well-known, it’s… Read more
October 14, 2014

Benny Lackner touring down under

in Interviews Interviews Posted by Joanne Kee
Interview with Benny Lackner and Caroline Mannins by Andrew Lorien Benny was born in Berlin, moved to California at age 13. He studied under Charlie Haden, Brad Mehldau, and a dozen other geniuses. They've all called him a genius. He spreads his time between New York, Berlin, and wherever he's touring at the moment, which could be anywere. This tour is 17 dates in Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, and NZ : I became interested in how the tour came… Read more
October 13, 2014

Jeremy Rose and Callum G’Froerer participate in Ensemble Offspring’s first Hatched Academy

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
In 2014 Ensemble Offspring launched a new education program, The Hatched Academy, to mentor emerging performers and composers passionate about building a career in new music. The inaugural participants both come from backgrounds in the jazz world – Sydney-based composer (and saxophonist) Jeremy Rose and trumpeter Callum G’Froerer, who hails from Perth and is currently based in Melbourne. Rose’s many projects include groups The Vampires, The… Read more
October 12, 2014

Do True, Robert Burke with Kenny Werner

in CD Reviews South Australia Posted by Joanne Kee
Rating: four stars Well-established Melbourne saxophonist Robert Burke has appeared on over 200 CDs ranging from pop/rock acts to contemporary jazz, he’s toured extensively throughout Asia, Europe, the US and Australia, and he’s been Coordinator of Jazz and Popular Studies at Monash University’s School of Music for over ten years. This latest album was recorded in New York with Burke fronting a trio of US musicians led by pianist Kenny Werner.… Read more
October 10, 2014

Visions by Kavita Shah

in CD Reviews New South Wales Posted by Joanne Kee
Inner Circle Music Rating: Four stars In this New York recording vocalist Kavita Shah has no fewer than 14 musicians supporting and the music reflects her background in Mumbai and Brazil. There are several Ragas, a tabla interlude and songs in Portuguese. Co-produced by Shah and guitarist Lionel Louecke the songs range across Shah’s arrangements of numbers by well-known composers together with several of her own compositions. The title track… Read more
October 03, 2014

How jazzahead! works

in Interviews Interviews Posted by Joanne Kee
From niche to the centre of the arts How jazzahead! works Interview Peter Schulze by Joanne Kee – How jazzahead! works JK: I am here with Peter Schulze, one of the Artistic Directors of jazzahead! and we’re just going to chat about how jazzahead! works. PS: It works because we really focus on jazz we realised when we looked at other exhibitions like Womex, Popkomm or Midem, they all used to have jazz, but the longer these exhibitions went the… Read more

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