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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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July 27, 2014

Brisbane Festival Jazz On Sunday program

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
For 2014, Jazz Queensland and Brisbane festival continue their partnership with the Jazz On Sunday program. Featuring many of Australia’s most accomplished and multi award winning Jazz artists including, Australia’s leading male jazz vocalist Vince Jones, Elly Hoyt (Australian Jazz Bell Awards in 2011), Kristin Berardi (National Jazz Awards and Australian Jazz Bell Awards 2012) and Paul Grabowsky (AO) The Jazz On Sunday program will be presented… Read more
July 27, 2014

Artist Distribution scheme for recordings

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
PPCA Calls all Australian Recording Artists and Labels PPCA (Phonographic Performance Company of Australia) is a national, not-for-profit organisation that represents the interests of Australian recording artists and labels. PPCA is authorised by its licensors to issue blanket licences to Australian businesses so that they can play sound recordings and music videos. We currently license over 50,000 businesses Australia-wide, including clubs,… Read more
July 23, 2014

The Hunters & Pointers CD review

in CD Reviews Victoria Posted by Joanne Kee
Rating: Four stars Recorded at The Limerick Arms Hotel, South Melbourne in 1991 this new release, 23 years later, qualifies as a ‘golden oldies’ collection for both content and performers. There are five lengthy tracks, all standards delivered in a mainstream style by a top talent Melbourne quintet of the time. The high level of musicianship is obvious from the beginning of the opener Just Friends, as John Hoffman’s trumpet interweaves with… Read more
July 23, 2014

Davi Sings Sinatra by Robert Davi

in CD Reviews Victoria Posted by Joanne Kee
Rating: Three stars American singer and actor Robert Davi – Die Hard, Licence to Kill etc. – has been a long term fan since he appeared with his idol Frank Sinatra in the 1977 television drama Contract on Cherry Street. This collection of twelve of Sinatra’s best known songs, features similar arrangements by Nic Tenbroek to those iconic ones by the gifted Nelson Riddle, complete with copies of Riddle’s string sections. Nevertheless these… Read more
July 23, 2014

Su Su Nje Daniel Susnjar

in CD Reviews Western Australia Posted by Joanne Kee
Rating: Four stars West Australian-based drummer/composer Daniel Susnjar has recently returned from five years of performing and studying in the USA where he completed a Masters and Doctorate in Musical Arts at the Miami Frost School of Music. For his doctoral thesis Susnjar travelled to Peru to study Afro-Peruvian drumming and later assembled a group of top-shelf traditional and jazz players from the US, Australia, and Peru in New York to… Read more
July 18, 2014

Java Quartet - Together review

in CD Reviews New South Wales Posted by Joanne Kee
Review by John McBeath Rating: Four stars Over their 20-year existence, this Sydney quartet has attracted a loyal following and this latest recording brings their album total to seven. After the group’s 2010 release Rejavanation which experimented with digital beats, and electro-jazz, this new collection is a return to Java’s more familiar territory of acoustic contemporary jazz. All compositions are by bassist/leader Michael Galeazzi. There are… Read more
July 17, 2014

Hard Core on the Fly

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Some of Australia's most exciting up and coming musicians will collaborate with members of the Australian Art Orchestra (AAO), during a month-long Hard Core on the Fly residency every Thursday night in August at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club curated by Scott Tinkler. Renowned saxophonist George Garzone (USA) will join the ensemble in Melbourne on 21 August and Perth on 28 August. This third series of Hard Core on the Fly will again be completely… Read more
July 13, 2014

25TH Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival program announced ENRICO RAVA (ITALY) - JEFF 'TAIN' WATTS (USA) - LAURA WATTS (USA) - JOE LOUIS WALKER (USA) - SPOKE (USA) - ROGER MANINS (NZ) - LISA PARROT (AUS/USA) - HARPER (AUS/USA) The 2014 lineup for the Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival now in its milestone 25th year. Artistic director Adrian Jackson said, “25 years is a landmark that no-one would have been willing to bet on back when the Festival began as… Read more
July 12, 2014

Tribute to Charlie Haden

in News Articles National News Posted by Joanne Kee
RIP Charlie Haden Haden viewed jazz as the “music of rebellion,” and felt it was his responsibility and mission to challenge the world through music, and through artistic risks that expressed his own individual artistic vision. Image courtesy of Charlie Haden's website Charlie Haden wikipedia Read more

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