Our friends over at Jazz.org.au have posted a news item that provides details of rallies today to protest the demise of the Darling Harbour Jazz Festival. Read the article here>
Month: January 2013
Amid the entertaining anecdotes we pick up on Barnard’s perspectives on his colleagues, his recordings and his idols, including Louis Armstrong, the first encounter with whom he describes as ‘possibly the most exciting thing that had ever happened to me’.
The Age 30 January 2013 Experimental jazz artist’s legacy in listening MELBOURNE’S jazz community is mourning the death of virtuoso saxophonist, composer and educator Brian Brown, who died at home on Sunday. He was 79. Read the full article >
He had nothing more than a grant of $3000 and a vision for nurturing creative and experimental jazz performance and composition. The Melbourne Jazz Co-operative announced its arrival with a concert at RMIT’s Glasshouse Theatre on the Australia Day weekend in 1983 with a Sunday afternoon concert. On the bill was the Paul Grabowsky Tro, making its debut, with the young Grabowsky on piano, the late Gary Costello on bass and Allan Browne on drums.
‘a strange and beautiful world conjured among the bricks and grime, the litter and the 7-11 stores’
On the eve of an Australian tour and a UK tour, pianist-composer Alister Spence spoke to Phil Sandford about his influences and approach to music.
‘… an intriguing mixture of sound and rhythm…’
Venue 505 in Sydney is now open for cocktail hour from 7pm Mondays and 6pm Tuesday-Saturdays, with $12 house cocktails till 7.30pm!!
A bright weaver’s shuttle flashes back and forth,
Rumi from “Where Are We?”
empathy by Blow (independent) From the press release: Ted Vining loves music. Bob Sedergreen knows the heart of the groove comes from Africa. BLOW feels the same. There is a word for this, empathy. empathy is a loving treatment of some of the most requested tunes, originals and jazz masterpieces, from BLOW’s 5 year Thursday …