Celebrating its 13th year in 2015, the Jazz Bell Awards are the only jazz-specific awards in Australia to acknowledge excellence in performance, creativity and presentation.
Jazzgroove Christmas party and fundraiser. Three sensational bands performing on 2 December 2014 at Foundry616 in Sydney.
Songs of Friends allows Josh Kyle to re-imagine works by some of Australia’s leading jazz instrumentalists with the addition of new original lyrics, weaving vocals into an otherwise instrumental context.
After releasing 2 successful EP’s, International Award Winning Guitarist/Songwriter Rick Webster has announced his first full length album Live at the Ellington Featuring Allira Wilson released November 1st 2014.
This story was commissioned for – and appeared in – the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues 25th anniversary program. Photo of Enrico Rava provided by the festival Allan Turnbull anecdote was not printed in the program. — He’s a familiar sight around Melbourne jazz venues – and beyond. In fact Adrian Jackson is hard …
“Firstly, I want to say a huge thank you to Peggy Glanville-Hicks and the Trust because it’s just so difficult to find a block of time to dedicate to music and this residency honors music and its great importance.” – Barney McAll
The site’s founding editor, Miriam Zolin is stepping away from the site to pursue her own creative projects. She’s looking for someone else to take it to the next phase.
“My first guitar teacher, Vince Hopkins, was really instrumental in unlocking the sounds I was hearing on the guitar. Vince is a really fantastic player and one of the most musical people on the planet.” Mike Anderson
“I freaked out the first time I heard Peter Bernstein! The thing that I attracted me to his playing at first was the larger intervals he used, which I hadn’t really thought about or done before that.” – Jeremy Thomson
“Tommy Emmanuel was my childhood hero and although I’ve moved on from that musical aesthetic I still think he can play the hell out a guitar with an incredible time feel and melodic sensibility. “