Month: August 2015

Grace Knight: ” I have a fantastic job, I make people happy for a living.”

“I think the hardest was getting over my insecurity that I was a bit of a fraud, that I was a pop singer masquerading as a jazz singer. Quite some time ago, I just gave up on the labels and decided I was a story teller… I found that quite liberating, it meant I didn’t have to conform to any preconceived notion of what a jazz singer should be.”

7 reasons to love “Uptown Jazz Cafe”

Uptown Jazz Cafe celebrates its 7th birthday today, with an appropriately festive gig. Joining in the celebrations we thought of seven reasons that make this club one of the best in Melbourne. It wasn’t hard. Bopstretch Wednesdays. A fiery, swinging, hard-bopping outfit that keeps the straight jazz flame burning. Their residency, every Wednesday, is one …

Jamie Oehlers: Walking the tightrope

Jamie Oehlers: “Everything we do is enveloped in the arts, from the music we hear on the radio, the television shows we watch, the community events that draw people together, the phone we put in our hand. Art is all around us and inspires new thought and communication. This is how we create an identity as a national – not through digging up coal.”