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Angela Davis: “New  York forces you to be completely honest with yourself”

Angela Davis: “New York forces you to be completely honest with yourself”

Angela Davis: "It has always been a dream of mine to record with strings - some of my favourite albums are ventures in jazz with strings; Art Pepper’s Winter Moon, Lee Konitz Strings for Holiday and Paul Desmond’s Desmond Blue. To me there’s something profoundly beautiful about the timbre of the alto saxophone blending with a string section." Read More »

Ewan MacKenzie and Swing Dynamique at the OzManouche Festival

Ewan MacKenzie and Swing Dynamique at the OzManouche Festival

Ewan MacKenzie will be releasing his new album ‘Ewan MacKenzie and Swing Dynamique’ at Brisbane’s favourite Jazz Manouche festival ‘OzManouche’ at the Brisbane Jazz Club on 27th November. Read More »

Sam Anning: “Excellence is being successful whilst being yourself”

Sam Anning: “Excellence is being successful whilst being yourself”

"I think the best kind of award is the one you can't give. It's the one that you get from being intimate with music. The award comes when you listen and the hair on the back of your neck stands up, your skin shivers with ecstasy, you cry because there can't be anything more beautiful than this right now. Anyone who can hear is capable of winning that award, all they have to do is listen." Read More »

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 »