Festivals

Melbourne Improvisers Collective – 29 April

From their newsletter (sign up here… melbimprov.com) Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/597635853653649/?context=create&source=49 Venue: Uptown Jazz Café, Brunswick St, Fitzroy 8pm doors open uptownjazzcafe.com 8.30pm – 11pm music $10 cover charge Tuesday 29th April 8.30pm – Pete Evans Group (Perth/Melb) Julien Wilson – Saxophone Hugh Stuckey – Guitar Joe O’Connor – Piano Phil Rex – Bass Peter Evans – Drums and …

Kinetic Jazz Festival starts tonight

The Autumn ’14 Kinetic Jazz Festival starts tonight with Ben Hauptmann’s Wes Montgomery project. Full program below, and check the website for ticketing details and more information about performers www.kineticenergytheatre.org/coming-up APRIL 22 7.30pm Ben Hauptmann’s Wes Montgomery project 9pm Greening from Ear to Ear 10.30pm Kinetic Cinema, Sweet & Lovely, Jive Talk APRIL 23 7.30pm …

Brisbane Jazz Festival: 4-8 June 2014

From the website www.brisbanejazzfestival.com.au The Brisbane International Jazz Festival 2014 presented by Jazz Queensland features a stellar line up of local, interstate and International artists from 4 – 8 June, 2014 at Brisbane venues including the Queensland Multicultural Centre, Brisbane Jazz Club, Queen Street Mall and JMI Live! Opening night Wednesday 4th June award winning …

Songs of Friends at Wangaratta – Josh Kyle and Sam Keevers

Josh Kyle and Sam Keevers - Songs of Friends

Josh is attracted to music that comes from the heart and says that all the tunes he’s chosen have the kind of investment that he believes matters in music. ‘The harmonic structure also has to catch my attention when I’m listening to songs with lyrics in mind. The thing I found is that all these songs sing really well. They are all very melodic.’

Sound of RAah – an interview with Ryan Ritchie of The RAah Project

The RAah Project Ryan Ritchie and Tamil Rogeon | pic by Laki Sideris

He insists he is not a jazz man. ‘Seriously, I don’t think I’d be capable of making a genre specific album – I think of the people who shine in those genres and they define themselves in their own way. I think that in our post-modern state those boundaries mean less. I love Puccini, Ravel, Bach, Miles, Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Mingus, Charlie Parker, David Bowie… I just love great music.