The application process for jazzahead! 2014 (April 24 – 27, 2014) has started. Artist proposals can be submitted for the German Jazz Expo (artists from Germany), the Danish Night (jazz from the 2014 partner country: Denmark), the European Jazz Meeting (European jazz formations), and the Overseas Night (jazz from outside of Europe).
Month: September 2013
No sooner had I filed the review of the Bernie McGann album Wending on this site than McGann’s closest musical associate John Pochée phoned me with the news that our great and dear friend had gone.
Like many great artists, singer songwriter Tina Harrod, continues to push boundaries and blaze a path of her own.
Though only 23 years of age, Jodie has been playing the drums for a decade. Her music career started in high school. Her brilliance was already on display when she attended SIMA’s improvisation workshops for young women in 2005. During high school Jodie gained valuable experience in jazz ensemble playing at the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music. She was awarded jazz scholarships from Wollongong Conservatorium and IAJE Pan-Pacific Jazz camps.
We were sad to hear that Bernie McGann passed away last night in hospital. Farewell to an original voice in Australian music. In a review of McGann’s 2012 CD Wending, John Clare recently said: One day Paul Grabowsky told me, ‘You know I’ve thought about this quite a bit and I’ve come to the conclusion …
One of McGann’s great virtues is his ability to project feeling and indeed raw powerful emotion – and to stimulate the visual imagination – whether he is playing simple or complex lines.
Gemma Farrell returns to Australia after completing her Masters at Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Her return coincides with he release of debut CDs of The Gemma Farrell Group and Say What?!, a hard-bop quartet with Hammond organ.
Allan Browne, poet that he is, holds the art of space: not just knowing what to say and when to say it but knowing what not to say and when not to say it.
Katz has come up with an appealing, thoughtful and lyrical take on jazz-rock, ‘Mistral’ and ‘Working Title’ being especially strong.
The album was recorded live over two nights at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club so as to capture all the excitement, raw energy and ‘dirt’ of a live performance.