Award finalists

2014 Freedman Fellow Announced: Aaron Choulai

The judges, Chris Cody, Andrew Gander and 2003 Freedman Fellow Phil Slater, deliberated late into the night. In a group statement, they said of their decision ‘We had four very strong musical identities and it was a most difficult choice. In the end, we chose Aaron Choulai, a very exciting young musician, a risk-taker, a very clear musical personality. Aaron already has a great deal to offer and we are sure there is much more to come. We congratulate all the candidates. They make Australia a very strong country for jazz’

Australian Art Music Awards finalists

From the media release The Australian Art Music Awards finalists have been announced. Among them (of course) are a number of Australian jazz musicians and organisations … Award for Excellence in Jazz Alister Spence and Myra Melford for Everything Here Is Possible Andrea Keller for the creation, release and presentation of three contemporary jazz projects …

Freedman Jazz Fellowships finalists announced

From the media release The Freedman Jazz concert will be held on Wednesday 20 of August at the Sydney Opera House Studio at 7:30pm. Tickets: $35/$30 Bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com The Music Trust today announced the four finalists for the 2014 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, Australia’s premier award for excellence in jazz. 2014’s contenders for the annual scholarship …

Bells winners announced

2014 Australian Jazz Bell Awards – Winners Announced www.bellawards.org From the media release The cream of the Australian jazz community gathered in Melbourne’s elegant Plaza Ballroom tonight to recognise outstanding achievements by Australian jazz musicians – based on albums and performances from 2013 – at the annual Australian Jazz Bell Awards. The awards ceremony was …