Jenny Eriksson: “Elysian Fields have several Scandinavian connections. Matt Keegan studied in Sweden, vocalist Susie Bishop sings fluently in Swedish and bass player Siebe Pogson is 1/8th Swedish. We’ve been doing covers of Scandinavian jazz artists almost from the start. Since Susie Bishop joined us we’ve added some Swedish folk songs. We’ve given Matt McMahon honorary Swedish citizenship, so he does not feel left out!”
Chris McNulty is delighted to present the first series of An Evening of Vocal Jazz Artistry in Melbourne, Australia. Twelve stunning vocal musicians paired together to present a set each over six incredible nights/weeks
Genius pianist Barney McAll dominates the shortlist, being featured in four categories with his visceral masterpiece, ‘Hearing the Blood’, while brilliant newcomer saxophonist Evan Harris follows with three nominations, each representing a different generation of Australian jazz.
The Creative Music Intensive residency, established in 2014, is a groundbreaking cross-cultural residency created by the Australian Art Orchestra, aiming to provide a unique professional development program for musicians from across Australia and Asia, fostering collaboration and dialogue in a meeting of cultures and practice
AustralianJazz.net and the Paris Cat Jazz Club join forces to celebrate International Jazz Day 2018. Melbourne’s longest-standing jazz club and Australia’s premier jazz website team up to co-curate a jam session, inviting members of Melbourne’s jazz community to join in and play together. Firebrand pianist Adam Rudegeair will lead a house band of luminaries, featuring bassist Claire Cross and drummer Adam Donaldson, with a series of guests sitting in – everyone is welcome!
The time is approaching, but in case you forgot, here’sKamasi Washington to remind you of your date.
The wait is over. Folk-Jazz-Roots powerhouse vocal trio Market Lane have just released their new ‘Train Line Sessions’ video, the second one documenting their work with the legendary Lisa Young. Four divine voices weaved together in a song that knows no genres and musical boundaries. Let yourself go and follow them lifting you to the skies.
Here’s a perfect example of this connection between the trumpet player and his guests. The interaction between Chris Bottiand the amazing Miss Jill Scott will make your day. It certainly made ours.
If you want to understand where Kamasi Washington comes from, as an artist, you only need to take a look at his music collection.
There are certain elements that are always associated with a Chris Botti performance: lush orchestrations, elegant presentation, luxury, coolness. But in the end it is all about musicianship.