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Review: ATM15 – Human Music

Review: ATM15 – Human Music

Overall I really enjoyed this album. Soloists such as Archer, Fagan, Wilson, Byth and Parsons all stood out to me in a big way which both compliments their own playing but also Murray's excellent writing to highlight these players personal character. Read More »

Musical autobiography: Julien Wilson

Musical autobiography: Julien Wilson

"Best travelling music is still Pat Metheny. "The Precious Jewel" from "Beyond the Missouri Sky", with Charlie Haden. Travelling through the Swiss Italian alps by train for the first time. Laughing and crying at the same time." 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 »

Kurt Elling: “Jazz sustains me”

Kurt Elling: “Jazz sustains me”

“I’m so grateful to be able to sing, to make jazz my vocation: I dedicated my life to this; It helps me, it sustains me, it supports me, it has allowed me to travel more and make friends. Besides, singing itself is its own reward”. Read More »

A night at the Open Studio with Sarah McDonald

A night at the Open Studio with Sarah McDonald

Sarah McDonald approaches her material with a tomboyish attitude, phrasing the classic jazz and obscure torch songs that comprise her set list with a punk sensitivity and a kind of modern-day angst delivered by this beautiful, soulful chili-infused chocolate voice of hers. 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 »

Berry Jazz Festival 2016: a weekend of simple pleasures

Berry Jazz Festival 2016: a weekend of simple pleasures

"We are thrilled that the Sydney Improvised Music Association for staging this terrific jazz festival here for a second year. We hope that folks enjoy a weekend of simple pleasures at Berry Jazz". Read More »