The festival, a “cornucopia of music from across centuries and continents”, taking place at the churches, wineries and intimate spaces of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, opens on New Year’s Day.
Month: December 2015
In 2016 JMI will be hosting a 4 day Summer Jazz Clinic from the 18th to the 21st January. Open to a wide age group and a range of ability levels, this short course in jazz improvisation is an intensive injection of fun and knowledge where students have the chance to learn from and play …
“It’s very appealing to have the songs stripped down to essentials and realize that they’re still working.”
Phil Treloar takes it from there, his playing a way to clarify things, put them in order and into perspective.
It is a delight to hear Jeremy Rose back in the arms of (almost) straight-ahead Jazz – an added delight is to hear him rocking so sweet and heavy in those arms.
“Jazz was never a career option for women and that we’re still catching up to our male counterparts, in terms of numbers, but significantly this is changing.”
Angela Davis: “It has always been a dream of mine to record with strings – some of my favourite albums are ventures in jazz with strings; Art Pepper’s Winter Moon, Lee Konitz Strings for Holiday and Paul Desmond’s Desmond Blue. To me there’s something profoundly beautiful about the timbre of the alto saxophone blending with a string section.”