“We definitely have a sound that draws from heavy rock music and certain aspects from ambient music too. A lot of the pieces on the album have their own characteristic and mood about them; some are definitely more folk sounding, whilst others can be very raw and aggressive, and then others have a sort of ‘chamber ensemble’ sound about them. It’s not a straight-ahead jazz group by any means, but we all have a background in performing as improvisers and exploring various types of jazz that interest us, so this feeds into everything very directly too.”
“In no way did any of us want to honour or glorify the concept of war, so we were quite burdened with the seriousness of the task at hand: honouring historical happenings and putting a voice to these concepts and people’s experiences from this time”.
The Mildura Jazz Food and Wine Festival is unique in the Australian Jazz and Music scene, merging great music with food and wine in some extraordinary locations, including wineries, restaurants, the street, all to be enjoyed in the Mediterranean climate of the region.
“Arts Mildura is proud to partner with The Art Vault in bringing the Nicky Crayson Trio to Mildura for the Mildura Jazz Food and Wine Festival and the Australian Print Triennial”. Paul Lambeth, Director Arts Mildura.
Apart from the international stars, Wangaratta is, of course, a great opportunity for the Australian artists to interact and present their new ventures
“I feel that I now have the expertise, musicality and understanding of what could be described as ‘groundbreaking’ as part of my role as a performer and academic.”
Given that the current exhibition is “the Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great”, drawing from the personal collection of the legendary empress of all the Russias, it’s fitting that the series would start with an artist of Paul Grabowsky’s caliber.
In a programme that allowed her to showcase the potential of the New Palm Court Orchestra through an eclectic blend of styles, Gemma Turvey offered the audience a unique musical and emotional experience.
Adam Rudegeair: “I was more worried about what the ‘jazz police’ would think of the record than what the Bowie fans would think. Fortunately I’ve had a great response from both camps.”
Jamie Oehlers: “Everything we do is enveloped in the arts, from the music we hear on the radio, the television shows we watch, the community events that draw people together, the phone we put in our hand. Art is all around us and inspires new thought and communication. This is how we create an identity as a national – not through digging up coal.”