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A quick email with Linda Oh

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 Almazan on piano and Kendrick Scott on drums) all outstanding young talents on the New York jazz scene. At Wangaratta, she’s playing with this ensemble, and also in Fabian Almazan’s Trio and in a duo ... Read More »

Intangible artisan – a chat with Emma Franz

Intangible artisan – a chat with Emma Franz

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. Read More »

Flying visit by a Canadian songbird

by Miriam Zolin Canadian singer/songwriter Jennifer Szelag is planning a quick visit to Australia again in 2011. If you caught her on the last visit you’ll know what to expect, and in May and June you can catch her in Fremantle or the at Uptown in Melbourne. Clearly informed by the jazz idiom and comfortable in it, she thinks of ... Read More »

Collected Works – marching to the Beat of a (jazz) drum

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 is a haven and a natural choice for the event; we’d begun to realise that many of the jazz-loving writers and poets we’d encountered during the journal’s life could be found lurking among the bookshop’s ... Read More »

Joe Chindamo Interview

Standing outside Joe Chindamo’s front door, in a leafy Melbourne suburb, I am a little nervous. If he could be so upset about what a reviewer said or didn’t say, are me and my mini-disk going to be in for a difficult half hour? Read More »

Scandinavia and New York: Julien Wilson’s Freedman plans

The Freedman Fellowship is a prestigious award—entrants are nominated from within the Australian Jazz scene and invited to participate. Julien Wilson, performing with his Julien Wilson Trio, was awarded the 2006 fellowship recently. With prize money of $20,000 ($15,000 in cash, $5,000 for promotion) and a range of support from the MCA, the Fellowship can offer some very practical career ... Read More »