Steeped in introspection and deep focus, Stone Echidna has fashioned a musical landscape that demands patience and effort from the listener, asking that we leave our musical baggage at the door, and embrace the unfamiliar. Only with repeated listening does the drama and beauty inherent within this music fully reveal itself.
In this episode I’m talking to Melbourne-basedtrumpet player and composer Callum G’Froerer.
Diversifying jazz and improvisation appears to be a non-issue in Australian culture. But addressing the exclusionary and harmful practices ingrained in jazz can inform the social change puzzle for other aspects of Australian culture where prejudice also prevails.
After a search for Australia’s most promising young jazz artist, The Music Trusts 2020 Freedman Jazz Fellowship finalists are Niran Dasika (trumpet), Jacques Emery (double bass), Rafael Jerjen (double bass) and Helen Svoboda (double bass)
In this episode I’m talking to Miami-based Grammy award pianist Tal Cohen.
Linda May Han Oh continued Western Australia’s strong performance by taking home the Art Music Award for Work of the Year: Jazz for her ‘Aventurine’
In this episode I’m talking to Melbourne-based pianist and composer Andrea Keller
In September, ABC Jazz will ask audiences to vote for their favourite jazz artists in the first- ever Jazz 100, ahead of a must-listen countdown on 3-4 October.