Over the 10 day duration of the festival I’d encountered orthodox jazz rhythms, experimental jazz and music that you could argue was not jazz at all. Had I selected a different schedule of artists, I may have had a totally different festival experience altogether, such was the variety of shows on offer.
Greg's writing has been published in many Australian and overseas music publications, including Guitar and Bass (UK), Music Inc (USA) and Bass Player (USA). He has appeared on national Australian television and radio. Major published interviews have included members of the Rolling Stones, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Santana, INXS, Steely Dan, Herbie Hancock.
“Over an eleven day period, I’d seen a lot of jazz, a lot of great jazz. I missed a lot too, such is the extent of the festival’s program. ” Greg Phillips gives us a considered overview of the textured 2014 Stonnington Jazz Festival