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Andrea Keller presents Postcards From Prague

Andrea Keller presents Postcards From Prague

Inspired and inspiring, sensitive, daring and insightful, Andrea Keller is one of the brightest stars of the Australian jazz and improvised music community. A restless creative spirit, the composer and pianist blends her influences in an exemplary tasteful and seamless manner and it comes as not much of a surprise that she is now joining forces with the Song Company, the ... Read More »

Cleon’s Three on tour

Cleon’s Three on tour

From the media release Composer and pianist Cleon Barraclough joins with Osmar ‘Chiky’ Salazar on electric bass and Sacha K on drums to present their debut album ‘Techni-colour Rain’. Inspired by salsa, timba, funk and contemporary jazz, the album features the group’s original compositions. ‘Techni-colour Rain’ will be released in early February in conjunction with jazz club performances around Australia. Cleon, Chiky and Sacha bring ... Read More »

Nic Vardanega releases Inverno

Nic Vardanega releases Inverno

From the media release “Inverno is a collection of tunes I have written over the past few years that hold a common aesthetic. I’ve always liked the idea of a concept album and this album is a culmination of a deep interest in my Italian heritage and the colours and moods that winter brings to mind. This theme became especially ... Read More »

2015 Australian Jazz Bell Awards: final call for nominations

2015 Australian Jazz Bell Awards: final call for nominations

From the media release Celebrating its 13th year in 2015, the Jazz Bell Awards, the only jazz-specific awards in Australia to acknowledge excellence in performance, creativity and presentation, are on their way. With only three months until the ceremony and just two weeks to go for nominations to be submitted, anyone interested should not delay and get submissions in as soon ... Read More »

A Love Supreme: the Gospel according to John Coltrane

A Love Supreme: the Gospel according to John Coltrane

“did you define love john coltrane when you wrote ‘one up, one down’ even years ago when your raw aggression first trauma’d my ears i wondered. or did you define it later with ‘a love supreme’ your perfectly balanced love chant perhaps you got it right at rainy newport, where you spoke of stormy balance i still wonder.” This is ... Read More »

Jef Neve Q&A

Jef Neve Q&A

Nikos Fotakis talks to Jef Neve for AustralianJazz.net, in the lead up to Neve's solo concert as part of the MIJF Summer Sessions 2015 Read More »

Album Review: Shol

Album Review: Shol

"Blending all their influences and references into a seamless, homogenous sound, they prove themselves above labels - but, what’s even more important, they do so with the brilliance of their performance and the power of their beautiful compositions." Read More »