Marc Hannaford releases two digital recordings – a quintet release called ‘Ordinary Madness’ and a trio release ‘Sarcophile’. We ask him ‘why digital?’ and talk about the music…
Mike Nock has released a new CD Hear and Know on his own FWM label. We spoke to him about the CD and his other […]
Based in New York, Linda Oh is back at Wangaratta Jazz festival this year. She’s travelling with her quartet (Sam Sadigursky on tenor saxophone, Fabian […]
The story of Emma Franz’s debut film follows jazz drummer Simon Barker’s journey and describes his fascination with, and search for, the music of South Korean Shaman drummer Kim Seok-Chul, the Intangible [cultural] Asset No. 82 of the film’s title.
Collected Works bookshop in the Nicholas Building in Swanston Street in Melbourne was the venue for our first jazz poetry reading this year. The bookshop […]
It’s an interesting task to collect my five most significant jazz experiences of 2010. I can revisit my memories easily enough through my blog (CanberraJazz.net), […]
Matt McMahon is a composer/pianist/improviser who has performed and recorded with many artists including The Phil Slater Quartet, Vince Jones, Greg Osby, Bobby Previte, Dale […]
The music was alive and active and taking me places. Breathless and totally engrossed, I was in the moment and yet excited about what would follow. When the high point came (for me), it instantly recalled Stephen Magnusson’s playing during the Tim Berne’s Adobe Probe Melbourne gig during the 2009 Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
My favourite live performance experience of the year was ten minutes spent in a small wing of the Art Gallery of NSW. During the October long weekend the gallery played host to an astounding gathering of indigenous artists from around Australia.
It’s something of a well-kept secret just how alive the Canberra jazz scene is at the moment. This is in large part due to the current crop of students, teachers and recent graduates at the ANU School of Music.