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Joe O’ Connor confronts Scott Tinkler

Joe O’ Connor confronts Scott Tinkler

“When you’re playing with someone you admire, you might be worried if they’re enjoying what you’re playing - or if you might not live up to their expectations”. Read More »

Jeremy Rose: “Lionel Loueke’s contribution will spur the Vampires onto new musical territory”

Jeremy Rose: “Lionel Loueke’s contribution will spur the Vampires onto new musical territory”

"Adding a guitar to the Vampires distinct chord-less sound world is of course new, however we feel that Lionel’s contribution will help inspire and spur us onto new musical territory. Nick and I have also composed music with Lionel in mind, and so the music will accommodate and make way for his unique style of playing." Read More »

Nick McCusker: “freedom is the big thing Mingus’ music conveys to my life”

Nick McCusker: “freedom is the big thing Mingus’ music conveys to my life”

" I just kept looking into Mingus' music and found that every time I listened to a new album, his music always had this way of blowing my mind like I was listening to Mingus for the first time ever. I was just totally hooked by the end of high school and still am now!" Read More »

James Mustafa: “an evening promoting the Australian Songbook, what more could you want!”

James Mustafa: “an evening promoting the Australian Songbook, what more could you want!”

"I would like to think that it is exactly that – a statement for Australian Jazz music. It is so important that we as a country and culture embrace, promote and encourage original Australian music – whether in the classical, contemporary, improvised or commercial scenes of music." Read More »

Penny King: “Jazz singing to me is complete freedom”

Penny King: “Jazz singing to me is complete freedom”

"I feel happiest and most 'myself' when I'm singing. An audience member once told me I looked 'zen' on stage and that's pretty much how I feel! I love the fact that it is such an expressive avenue through which to communicate and tell stories". Read More »

Sean Foran: it’s time for some Trichotomy music

Sean Foran: it’s time for some Trichotomy music

" I suppose as we’re all quite aware, there has been SO much incredible trio music, so the challenge [for Trichotomy] is adding something to this already rich repertoire of music; hopefully we’re doing that!" Read More »