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361 Ali Foster - The Groove is the Thing
Drummer Ali Foster, the 2007 recipient of the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award, ...
362 Bell Awards - Nominations Close Today
Nominations for the 2008 Australian Jazz Awards close today, 15 February. Any ...
363 APRA Jazz Award
As part of its annual Music Awards, the Australasian Performing Right Associat ...
364 Jackie Orszaczky 1948 - 2008
Bass player, composer and bandleader Jackie Orszaczky has died after a long ba ...
365 Bell Awards - Nominations Open
Nominations for the 2008 Australian Jazz Awards have opened, but be quick – th ...
366 Melbourne Jazz Co-op Celebrates 25 Years
Martin Jackson remembers when the jazz bug bit for the first time. It was the ...
367 New Releases 2008
Jonathan ZwartzThe Sea Greg Coffin TrioIt’s neither either or. It’s both ...
368 Ornette - The Freedom Principle
You can take the man out of Texas but Texas is still strong in Ornette Coleman ...
369 Melbourne Jazz Co-op - 25 Years and More
The Melbourne Jazz Co-operative celebrates its 25th birthday this week – 12 ...
370 Grabowsky to Lead Adelaide Festival
ARIA-winning jazz pianist and composer Paul Grabowsky has pledged to make what ...
371 Highs and Lows of Jazz in 2007
Jazz found a new friend in Sydney this year and a big one at that: the Opera H ...
372 Jazz on CD – The Best of 2007
Another year, another bumper crop of high quality Australian jazz releases. 20 ...
373 Wayne's World - Andrea Keller Plays Shorter
Melbourne pianist Andrea Keller has just released an album devoted to the musi ...
374 Paul Grabowsky Wins Melbourne Music Prize
Paul Grabowsky has been awarded the 2007 Melbourne Prize for Music in recognitio ...
375 Melbourne Jazz 2008 Announces Line-up
  Melbourne Jazz has announced its program for 2008. The line-up, which run ...
376 Wangaratta in Review
Another year, another success. The reviews of this year’s Wangaratta Festiva ...
377 Aaron Flower Wins National Jazz Award
Sydney guitarist Aaron Flower has been awarded first prize in the 2007 Nationa ...
378 National Jazz Writing Competition - winners announced
The first and second prize winners of the National Jazz Writing Competition we ...
379 Duologing with Mike and Dave
For Mike Nock, the ARIA for Best Jazz CD is welcome recognition for the CD Duo ...
380 Ornette Coleman to visit Australia
Iconoclast, musical revolutionary and one of the last remaining jazz legends O ...

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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
August 10, 2014

Pat Metheny headliner at the Melbourne Festival

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Pat Metheny 20-time Grammy Award–winning guitarist is returning to Australia with his Unity Band for the first time in two decades. Known for his dizzyingly complex and dynamic musicianship, he is very much a legend amongst the pantheon of prog jazz gods. The Pat Metheny Unity Group may be his most accomplished and ambitious project yet, a combination of his human collaborators – Chris Potter, Antonio Sánchez, Ben Williams and Giulio Carmassi –… Read more
August 09, 2014

Aspirations by Tom Barton

in CD Reviews New South Wales Posted by Joanne Kee
Rating: Four and a half stars This Melbourne release is a breakthrough in leading edge jazz vocals utilising original material, live effects processing, six top musicians, and the gifted approach of 28 year-old vocalist Tom Barton. A graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts, Barton studied for a Masters in Jazz Voice at New York’s Manhattan School of Music. The results on this debut album introduce the creative possibilities of 21st… Read more
August 03, 2014

2014 Art Music Awards Nominations for jazz

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Congratulations to the following artists and organisations nominated for the Art Music awards:- Work of the Year: Jazz Alister Spence and Myra Melford: Everything Here Is Possible, performed by Alister Spence and Myra Melford Quentin Angus: Happy, performed by Quentin Angus, Alon Tayar, Bambam Rodriguez and Ari Hoenig Tilman Robinson: Network of Lines, performed by Tilman Robinson, Peter Knight, Callum G'Froerer, Erkki Veltheim, Judith Hamann,… Read more
July 30, 2014

Freedman Jazz Fellowships announced

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
The Music Trust today announced the four finalists for the 2014 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, Australia’s premier award for excellence in jazz. 2014’s contenders for the annual scholarship are trombonist Shannon Barnett, vocalist Gian Slater and pianists Mathew Sheens and Aaron Choulai. The finalists will now have the opportunity to compete for the prestigious $15,000 cash prize in a live performance ‘play-off’ at Freedman Jazz at the Sydney Opera… Read more

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