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Mike Nock – Serious Fun Making History

Mike Nock – Serious Fun Making History

Mike Nock explains that “We’re learning the original arrangements as a starting point to play the music from our current perspective. This is turning out to be a bigger challenge than I originally thought, but I’m finding it an incredibly interesting process and a huge journey of self-discovery, as the music contains most of the concepts I’ve spent my lifetime exploring ever since. It may be true one can never go home again – but maybe that’s because we really never leave it!” Read More »

Chris McNulty: “I’m still driven to create and express”

Chris McNulty: “I’m still driven to create and express”

" We make music because we’re driven to express, create. Human beings rise above all kinds of stuff. Sometimes as artists we get to show people a way. Sometimes we get to sit back and be shown. This is my way. " Read More »

Savina Yannatou: “Improvisation is precious to me”

Savina Yannatou: “Improvisation is precious to me”

"I wanted to do whatever came to my head, even silliness; especially, silliness. I was tired of rules and discipline. This is how I found myself in the realm of free jazz, which was natural. " Read More »

SMADJ BRINGS MIDDLE EASTERN JAZZ FROM PARIS TO MELBOURNE

SMADJ BRINGS MIDDLE EASTERN JAZZ FROM PARIS TO MELBOURNE

Tunisian born French oud player and producer SMADJ brings you an extraordinary fusion of middle eastern music via Paris. [From the Press Release] Jean-Pierre Smadja, aka SMADJ, has  a passion for two things; music and technology. Raised by Tunisian parents in the suburbs of Paris, SMADJ professed an early obsession with jazz and Arabic music together with a precocious mastery ... Read More »

Will Vinson: “Australia produces excellent jazz musicians”

Will Vinson: “Australia produces excellent jazz musicians”

"It will be great to reunite with one of my earliest musical collaborators, Steve Newcomb. On that night, the performance will be like two old pals catching up after a few years, each one filling the other in on what they’ve been up to (in this case, musically) in the intervening time." Read More »

Emerging Jazz Festival 2016 is on

Emerging Jazz Festival 2016 is on

The jazz community is an ecosystem of musical, academic and industry people with the common goal of promoting and developing jazz across Australia. The Emerging Jazz Festival program includes workshops and masterclasses, performances and jams, panel discussions and research presentations, in a hope to bring a sense of discovery to audiences, support to musicians, and a little enlightenment to the sector. Read More »

Albert Dadon: a jazzman for all seasons

Albert Dadon: a jazzman for all seasons

Albert Dadon is very ambitious about Bird’s Basement, expressing the certainty that it will become “one of the best clubs in the world”. Read More »