Nikos Fotakis has been helping us out at AustralianJazz.net and is taking over responsibility for the site. We subjected him to one of our famous Q&As!
The Jack Earle Big Band Debut Album – Jack Earle is using Indiegogo to crowdfund his first big band release, which features his own compositions played by the 18 piece Jack Earle Big Band
Nikos Fotakis talks to Jef Neve for AustralianJazz.net, in the lead up to Neve’s solo concert as part of the MIJF Summer Sessions 2015
A familiar face at jazz festivals, concerts and teeny, tiny gigs, one thing is clear about Gerry: he really digs jazz.
Alister: “I think the only words we had beforehand were to decide that it would be best to record improvisations together. Apart from that we really discussed very little about the approach that this recording would take.”
Black Brown & Beige features member of the Monash University Big Band and also incorporates some of the orchestral players. The line-up will include a couple of our jazz students in the trumpet section, two jazz students in the trombone section and a jazz rhythm section.
‘Our music is often described as being very cinematic.’
Prolific, exciting, excitable – Mike Nock is visiting Melbourne to play a duo gig with Laurence Pike at the 2014 Melbourne International Jazz Festival on Saturday 7 June. (see more information on the MIJF website >) His duo performance with Laurence Pike at the festival is, he says, ‘really a new approach’. ‘I don’t think …
Barney McAll is in the middle of a tour that takes in Auckland (a trio gig), Wellington (solo piano) Brisbane (solo piano and Julien Wilson Quartet), Melbourne and Sydney (Julien Wilson Quartet). He’ll also be involved in a number of recording projects while in Australia. Now based in New York, Barney maintains strong links with …
The World’s Best Jazz Club (Major Street Publishing) by David James Released June 2014 Book launch at Melbourne International Jazz Festival Three aspects of the writing of The World’s Best Jazz Club were a surprise to its author David James. First, when publisher Lesley Williams from Major Street approached him with the idea, he thought …