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Saturday 30 April: Save the date for International Jazz Day

Saturday 30 April: Save the date for International Jazz Day

“We are thrilled that President Obama and Michelle Obama are hosting the International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert at the White House, and are truly grateful for their commitment to jazz and its role in building bridges and uniting people around the world”, said Herbie Hancock. The All-Star Global Concert at the White House will feature a who-is-who in jazz, blues and beyond: Terence Blanchard, Kris Bowers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Till Brönner, Terri Lyne Carrington, Chick Corea, Jamie Cullum, Kurt Elling, Aretha Franklin, Robert Glasper, Buddy Guy, Herbie Hancock, Zakir Hussain, Al Jarreau, Diana Krall, Lionel Loueke, Hugh Masekela, Christian McBride, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, James Morrison, Danilo Pérez, Rebirth Brass Band, Dianne Reeves, Lee Ritenour, David Sánchez, Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding, Sting, Trombone Shorty, Chucho Valdés, Bobby Watson, Ben Williams and 12-year-old piano prodigy Joey Alexander are among the names announced so far, with others bound to be added shortly. The concert will be broadcast live on ABC and will be streaming through the International Jazz Day webpage. 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 »

REVIEW: Sonic Mayhem Orchestra – Live Mayhem

REVIEW: Sonic Mayhem Orchestra – Live Mayhem

LIVE MAYHEM is more than a document of the toughness and smart writing of James Ryan’s Sonic Mayhem Orchestra. Like all truly worthwhile live albums it stands on its own as a valid document of this unique ensemble. Read More »

The SURFACE Project and Tom Barton/Diego Villalta present The Now

The SURFACE Project and Tom Barton/Diego Villalta present The Now

After sell-out album launches in Melbourne in late 2015, The SURFACE Project and Tom Barton/Diego Villalta have allied to bring their rock and electronic influenced brand of modern jazz to audiences across Australia with a double-bill tour. Read More »

An Evolving Francesca Prihasti

An Evolving Francesca Prihasti

"I am very grateful for the opportunity each day to create music and I would love to keep on writing because the more I do it, the more I can discover my own musical voice and it will help me evolve and develop as an artist. Change doesn’t happen instantly. It happens gradually and I want to strive to honing my craft each day”. Read More »

Frances Madden: “I am very grateful for every day”

Frances Madden: “I am very grateful for every day”

"There are times when the magic flows, when the musos are all in the right place together and when you get that wonderful 'virtuous cycle' going with the crowd, who are loving being there, loving what you are doing and that just takes you to another level. It doesn't always happen like that, but when it does, you feel like you are absolutely doing what you were born to do." Read More »

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 »