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1 Joseph Tawadros review
If you put out feelers, you’ll find there are some interesting oud play ...
2 Soil & Pimp Session
Paradiso was the setting for a refreshing take on what Soil & Pimp Sessio ...
3 The Sun Ra Arkestra review
The Sun Ra Arkestra review State Theatre, Sydney Festival, January 18, 20 ...
4 Natalie Dietz review at Jazzgroove
That's right. Jazzgroove used to be based at 505. Now, for whatever reaso ...
5 Cassandra Wilson review
Cassandra Wilson @ the Sydney Opera House on 15 June 2013 Surrounded by f ...
6 Mister Ott Review
Review by Lloyd Bradford Syke - 505 is a congenial venue. And my happy excuse ...
7 Ernie Watts review
It was an unbelievable coup. When volunteer VJ's impresario Mark Ginsburg ...
8 Omri Mor review
Jazz. And Jerusalem. For most of us, the last probably wouldn't be the fi ...
9 At last the Etta James Story
Having long been a fan of Etta James, it is good to see a show that celebrate ...
10 Kevin Hunt review
I probably haven't seen or heard Kevin Hunt play for a number of years. H ...
11 A spectrum of spontaneity
  THERE WAS VERY QUIET MUSIC AND ...
12 Eli Degibri Quartet
Review by Lloyd Bradford Syke Long had I hankered to make it to VJs, the ...
13 Martinez Akustica
Review by Lloyd Bradford Syke I've seen, heard and reviewed Martinez ...
14 Natalie Dietz
Review by Brad Syke, Performance for Jazzgroove May 2012 She's n ...
15 Feel the Manouche Review
Review Feel the Manouche, at Colbourne Avenue, Glebe by Lloyd Bradford Syke. ...
16 Paul Grabowsky and Bernie McGann review
Paul Grabowsky & Bernie McGann Quartet at The Sound Lounge November ...
17 Fellowship for Jazz guitarist
18 Bring on the octet! Fellowship winner turns on a sizzling performance
19 CD launch review
20 Bloodlines review
"The miracle of Bloodlines is not that two gifted musicians should spawn a thir ...

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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

Tim Firth's SCOREDATURA

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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