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Claire Cross on the ‘Surface’ project: “Let’s call it a drama”

Claire Cross on the ‘Surface’ project: “Let’s call it a drama”

"We definitely have a sound that draws from heavy rock music and certain aspects from ambient music too. A lot of the pieces on the album have their own characteristic and mood about them; some are definitely more folk sounding, whilst others can be very raw and aggressive, and then others have a sort of ‘chamber ensemble’ sound about them. It’s not a straight-ahead jazz group by any means, but we all have a background in performing as improvisers and exploring various types of jazz that interest us, so this feeds into everything very directly too." Read More »

Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival

Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival

From the infectious rhythms of Cuba, through large scale orchestral pieces, to stunning jazz vocals and virtuoso artistry, the Festival promises something for everybody Read More »

Kelsey James: Hair dye and whiskey

Kelsey James: Hair dye and whiskey

" I think it's important to know that you're good enough as you are, exactly how you're feeling, on and off stage, and to be honest about that. It certainly makes things more interesting! " Read More »

Mildura Jazz Food and Wine Festival 2015

Mildura Jazz Food and Wine Festival 2015

The Mildura Jazz Food and Wine Festival is unique in the Australian Jazz and Music scene, merging great music with food and wine in some extraordinary locations, including wineries, restaurants, the street, all to be enjoyed in the Mediterranean climate of the region. Read More »

REVIEW: MFG – Live at the Brisbane Jazz Club

REVIEW: MFG – Live at the Brisbane Jazz Club

"Theirs is one of the rare examples of a tight-knit group of people that have achieved a remarkable level of intense communication, creating a compact sound of extreme density - which is highlighted even more, when they let themselves loose". Read More »

Berardi /Foran/Karlen: Hope In My Pocket

Berardi /Foran/Karlen: Hope In My Pocket

Collectively known as Berardi /Foran/Karlen (BFK), Hope In My Pocket is a musical exploration through the powerful experiences and emotions contained throughout the archived written correspondence of ANZAC history. Read More »

Nicky Crayson Trio: from Sydney to Mildura

Nicky Crayson Trio: from Sydney to Mildura

"Arts Mildura is proud to partner with The Art Vault in bringing the Nicky Crayson Trio to Mildura for the Mildura Jazz Food and Wine Festival and the Australian Print Triennial". Paul Lambeth, Director Arts Mildura. Read More »

Refraction Trio – As we were

Refraction Trio – As we were

Melbourne-based jazz piano trio Refraction have released their debut album As We Were in March 2015 on independent label Rare Colour Records. Read More »