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Joe O’ Connor confronts Scott Tinkler

Joe O’ Connor confronts Scott Tinkler

“When you’re playing with someone you admire, you might be worried if they’re enjoying what you’re playing - or if you might not live up to their expectations”. Read More »

Jeremy Rose: “Lionel Loueke’s contribution will spur the Vampires onto new musical territory”

Jeremy Rose: “Lionel Loueke’s contribution will spur the Vampires onto new musical territory”

"Adding a guitar to the Vampires distinct chord-less sound world is of course new, however we feel that Lionel’s contribution will help inspire and spur us onto new musical territory. Nick and I have also composed music with Lionel in mind, and so the music will accommodate and make way for his unique style of playing." Read More »

Musical autobiography: Julien Wilson

Musical autobiography: Julien Wilson

"Best travelling music is still Pat Metheny. "The Precious Jewel" from "Beyond the Missouri Sky", with Charlie Haden. Travelling through the Swiss Italian alps by train for the first time. Laughing and crying at the same time." Read More »

Nick McCusker: “freedom is the big thing Mingus’ music conveys to my life”

Nick McCusker: “freedom is the big thing Mingus’ music conveys to my life”

" I just kept looking into Mingus' music and found that every time I listened to a new album, his music always had this way of blowing my mind like I was listening to Mingus for the first time ever. I was just totally hooked by the end of high school and still am now!" Read More »

Kurt Elling: “Jazz sustains me”

Kurt Elling: “Jazz sustains me”

“I’m so grateful to be able to sing, to make jazz my vocation: I dedicated my life to this; It helps me, it sustains me, it supports me, it has allowed me to travel more and make friends. Besides, singing itself is its own reward”. Read More »

A night at the Open Studio with Sarah McDonald

A night at the Open Studio with Sarah McDonald

Sarah McDonald approaches her material with a tomboyish attitude, phrasing the classic jazz and obscure torch songs that comprise her set list with a punk sensitivity and a kind of modern-day angst delivered by this beautiful, soulful chili-infused chocolate voice of hers. Read More »

James Mustafa: “an evening promoting the Australian Songbook, what more could you want!”

James Mustafa: “an evening promoting the Australian Songbook, what more could you want!”

"I would like to think that it is exactly that – a statement for Australian Jazz music. It is so important that we as a country and culture embrace, promote and encourage original Australian music – whether in the classical, contemporary, improvised or commercial scenes of music." Read More »